Thursday, February 10, 2011

Callie Lake is 5 Months!

Sweet Callie is 5 months now and it is going by SO fast!  She is already in 9 month clothes in most brands and 12 month in a couple other brands!!

We don't take many pictures of the 3 of us but here is one.

I love this pic! It hardly looks like her now but I wonder if she will look more like this later.

Callie is not rolling over yet but she loves trying to sit up on her own.  When she starts to nose dive to one side she gets this little adventurous smile.  So cute.

Startled by Daddy and didn't like that at all!

Callie LOVES to watch Eli.  She will just follow him with her eyes as he runs around the room playing.  I think she can't wait to figure out how to join in on the fun.

Back to Back Blizzards...

What interesting weather we've had this month!  2 weeks in a row we've had a snow storm that forced us to cancel our Wednesday night service! The first was a legit blizzard with crazy winds, raining ice, loads of snow.  Here's a pic out of our dinning room window the morning the blizzard was still coming. 

  School was cancelled for 4 days straight and then Monday everything was back in action only to be shut down again with another snow storm that came on Tuesday night! Sheesh!  We had some great times together and some downer moments as we had major cabin fever.  Grant and I again realized that we are not the type of family that thrives on being stuck in the house!

Here's Callie all bundled and beautiful ready for our outing to try and find Grant some water proof gloves (that were all sold out all over Norman).

Posing and having fun in the snow!  Eli had a great 15 minutes out there. I slipped and fell once (no real pain incurred) and Grant helped Eli build a snow man.

I just couldn't resist taking this picture.  We were laughing so hard watching this family try to push their cart over all that snow.  The funny thing was that there were enough people trying to push the cart that they could easily have just carried there couple of things to the car!

Made some fun cookies too!

   Now that we have had 2 good snows I'm ready to say goodbye to the snow and welcome it NEXT winter.  Come on early spring!!!!

I need a hero!

"I need a hero!  I'm holding on for a hero til the end of the night. He's gotta be strong, he's gotta be cool and he's gotta be fresh from the fight. I need a hero!!"

     These are the lyrics running through my head quite often these last few days.  I have been thinking about getting Eli a super hero costume or pajamas for several months now because I knew he would love it. I have looked so many times and could not find a store that carried them for less than $20!  But last week all that changed.  I was at target with Eli and Callie and I came across some superman pajamas. The only size they had was 5T (mind you Eli is 3 years old).  He normally wears a 4T but I figured these would fit.  Plus, a little big just means we get to enjoy them longer.  I held up that pajamas to Eli and said, "What do you think about these?"  He face got very serious and he simply said, "Put them in the cart."  "Do you like them?" I asked. "Yes, put them in the cart!" he responded.  So it was clear he loved them and we got them...for $10 at that! Normally I would think that was a lot for just one pair of pajamas, but these were special and I had one of those mom moments where you know buying this will affect the rest of his life for the better.

And seriously, has there ever been a cuter pic than Eli as superman????  He LOVES the cape, it velcro's on/off for sleeping. When he woke up the next morning he came to my room with the cape in hand, ready to assume hero status again.

Here he is learning to fly with some help from Dad.

Every hero needs a little break, right?

And his side-kick, Gilly (the alligator). Truth be told, we bought Gilly at IKEA to be the comforter friend when the other (much more reasonably sized stuffed dog was getting washed).  The dog, Jake, has taken second place (although still very much around) to Gilly since we got him.  Gilly is about 3 feet long and it still makes me laugh when Eli needs to take Gilly with us places in public. We get a lot of stares.

     Eli pretty much has not stopped wearing his superman shirt since I bought it.  It hit me yesterday just how monumental these pajamas will be.  Because he will be able to wear them this whole year I know that Eli will have memories of being in these jammies.  It was quite a weird moment to realize that he will most likely look back on his childhood and remember the wonder of being like superman.  And I will always remember it too!  Eli is the most tender-hearted strong-willed kid I've ever met and most certainly the CUTEST superman ever!