"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

Friday, June 25, 2010


In case the ridiculous heat wasn't telling enough, summer is here and we are busy busy busy! Eli is 9 months old, growing and changing constantly. He is getting so big and just amazes us every day. He knows his "dada" and calls his name when we get home each afternoon. He says "hey" and has the cutest little wave. He scoots around on his bottom and has started crawling. His little army style crawl makes us laugh. Once he makes it over to the coffee table or sofa he pulls himself up and bounces.   

We took our first trip to the zoo. We weren't sure if Eli would enjoy it, but he LOVED watching the animals. When it gets cooler, we'll take a trip to Audubon Zoo, but the BR zoo made for a nice, but warm afternoon.

"Those look like the tigers in my books!"
"Wake Up Tigers!!"

We recently had our first "Between the Ardenwoods" block party. Forest cooked a pig in the "cajun microwave" and I made a really yummy summer drink called a Junebug. All of our neighbors brought their specialties. We had everything from pasta salads to burgers to flan. We also had a jump jump for the kiddos. Most importantly, we all got to know each other a little better and can't wait to do it again next year.
Always ready for a party!
Hanging out with my daddy in our matching shirts. Okay, so they don't match exactly, but if you know Forest, you know how much he loves his busy shirts. I love my fellas!


Since this picture was taken, his little teeth have popped out on top. I'm going to miss these sweet gummy smiles!

Getting some sugar from my Bubbie

I love to feed myself. How many pieces can I fit in my mouth at once??

We've had so much fun swimming at Honey & Bubbie's house. Eli loves the water and trying to "catch" the water coming from the little waterfall. We've been practicing holding our breath and going under water. We start our water babies swimming lessons on July 5th. We can't wait!


  1. SOOOO adorable Eli is! LOVE the pics of him and Forest. It looks like he and his daddy are 'pals' already! Too cute! The second picture looks so much like Forest at that age!!

    Love you three and Izzy too!
    Great Susan

  2. Eli is so cute! and your pictures are just beautiful... how did you get them to be so big on your page? everytime stella sees a picture of Eli, she says "ELI, ELI, ELI!". eli looks so cute in the fish shirt, I remember getting that thinking this looks just like a shirt Forest would wear.

    Hope yall have a great weekend!


  3. I just LOVE that kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kristin Brinson