Monday, September 24, 2007

Asleep At the Wheel

I wish I still had the ability to fall asleep ANYWHERE! Like, ahem, in budget meetings...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Beloved Duck

We recently visited the home place of Hairston family heritage with Greg's Uncle and his Father. We walked the property, visited the old family home sites and grave sites, and attempted to learn what we can of our Hairston family history while we still have folks around who can recount it. Aunt Liz and Nana returned from a brief excursion to the local antique and crafts market with Donald Duck. Eilene loves the tag on his rear the very best.

Who Has the Sports Page?

At 8 months, Eilene devours all the reading materials she can get her hands on. She snatched Daddy's paper after finishing breakfast on a recent Saturday morning. Too bad she speaks baby! I wonder what she sees besides yummy paper?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

7 Months, and Oh So Charming

Eilene is 7 months old. Of course I am biased, but she is the nicest baby I have ever known!

Rubber Ducky Race

We took Eilene to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Rubber Duck Race at Brown's Island this weekend. This is an annual fundraising event for Richmonders which is actually quite a spectacle. Of the 20,000+ ducks, one of the five we purchased placed 6th! We were very excited. It poured down rain as the ducks crossed the finish line and we had a mad dash to the car. At 7 months old, Eilene's first time getting caught in the rain was a smashing success!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

First Vacation

We took our first ever family vacation last week at Massanutten. Eilene LOVES wearing her cool sunglasses and hat. Her PFD, not so much. But no worries, we never got her into the kayak anyway.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bottle Battle

Eilene has learned how to put things besides her hands into her mouth. Today, for the first time, she held her own bottle!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Eilene & Mommy

4 Months Old

Eilene is 4 months old and finally long enough to wear jeans.


The weather has not cooperated for short sleeves, but Eilene wore this hand embroidered dress anyway compliments of her Daddy's Aunt and Uncle.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Look Sharp!

I wonder if Eilene will look at this when she is older and wonder what were we thinking with the headband.

Tummy Time

Our little fashionista is working hard on sitting up. She's halfway there!

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Mighty Bumbo

This is Eilene's new favorite accoutrement. It helps her sit up while she works on skills like keeping her head up without bobbing - those darn neck muscles! It is her favorite place for a spirited tete a tete.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sitting Pretty

The Face Game

Finding out you have a tongue is pretty cool. So is clowning around with it.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

After a tough day at work

It is hard work being a new baby. You have to train your parents and everything.

Blackmail Photo

Doesn't every parent have at least one of these to blackmail their children later?

Baby Eilene

It is amazing having a new baby. Everything is a first.

Christmas Gift

Eilene Faith arrived on Christmas morning in a Christmas stocking. No storks were present, and I couldn't see Santa either.