Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Today was my 1 month birthday. Kinda weird to be celebrating monthly milestones again. Seems like forever ago we were doing the monthly countdown while Mommy was pregnant. Had my 4 week checkup at the doctor today. I'm up to 8 pounds 5 1/2 ounces. They measured me at 20 3/4 inches which means I've shrunk since my last appt. Whatevs! Everyone at the doctor's office has a different way of holding the tape measure. The important thing is I'm packing on the LB's. America's Next Top Model be damned -- a girl's gotta eat!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Had some more visitors today -- Benny and Jo came by and hooked me up with some cool clothes -- including some sweet Illini gear so watch out all you Hoosier fans! Pics forthcoming in a few months when I can fit into the new duds.
Update 1/4/09: The Illini onesie finally fits!
Hung out with my cousins Sarah and Ryan today. We were having a great time until Ryan started enroaching on my turf. Hey buddy, this mat ain't big enough for the both of us!
Luckily, Sarah intervened before things got out of hand.
After rescuing me from Hurricane Ryan, Sarah cradled me in her arms and comforted me. Thanks cuz! And thanks for all the great hand-me-downs too. You're the bestest!
Check out my fancy big-girl bathtub. It's got a little hamock for me to hang and a turtle that tells the temp. Only thing missing is the jets... cue Benny theme song. Or perhaps Jay-Z would be more appropriate -- "You can find me in the tub, bottle full of bub(ble bath)!"
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Met my new friend Kate today. Daddy had the great idea for her to give me a piggy-back around the living room. I guess he wants me training now for when I'm old enough to ride the mechanical bull at Hogs N Honeys. For whatever reason, Kate seemed to like it better than I even though she was doing all the work.
Needless to say, I couldn't hang on to that bucking bronco for too long. And all that rough ridin' left me pretty zonked so Kate oblidged while I took a snooze on her back. Thanks girlfriend -- remember I always got your back.
On this edition of the new hit reality show, Baby Swap... Mommy takes in Kate Campbell and all the neighbors see her red hair and wonder aloud who the father is.
Meanwhile, Caroline parades me around town, hypnotizing everyone we encounter with our mad stripe combination.
Just throw your hands in the air! And wave 'em like ya just don't care. Cuz if you're down with Ellen then you're down with Ellie, don't we make quite the pair!
Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane! Nope, it's Ellie G and her dancin' train!
Back, back, back it up...
All I wanna do is a zoom zoom zoom and a poom poom -- just shake your rump! Hmmm, where have I heard that one before?
She's got legs, knows how to use 'em...
A la tuhuelpa legria macarena que tuhuelce paralla legria cosabuena. HEY MACARENA - ahai!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Daddy was dreading having to give me the birds and the bees talk when I got older so we got it out of the way at Week 4. Katie Azulay came in all the way from Scottsdale to show off her big belly and huge rock. Must be nice being married to a diamond dealer...
Ever since I received my dogged future prediction, I wondered about this Mysterio character. Then he revelead himself to me. See him there in between Josh and me on the, er... boob tube? He doesn't look so mysterious to me -- don't know what makes him qualified to predict where my life is head-ed.
Met another one of Daddy's childhood friends today -- Eytan aka "Ace" aka "Chip 15." I wasn't sure why he was looking at me funny and holding me so gingerly but then I found out he has a brother named Elie so he was proably weirded out by a girl Ellie.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Clearly I learned my lesson so I didn't try any funny stuff with Renee. By the way, what's up with the t-shirt Auntie Em got me? It says "Mysterio predicts I will be a Dog Show Judge." Seems like a pretty doggone lousy prediction to me.
I guess this is what happens when your mom instills the flower power in you at an early age. Did I mention today's my first 4/20? Mad props to Daddy's friend Shay who hooked me up with this rad tye dye onesie and blinged out kicks. Can we get a close up of those bad boys?
Hey now, I'm an All Star!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Got to meet Uncle Dave and Almost-Aunt Tiff yesterday. They came over straight from the Cubs game and started grooming my North Side tendencies. I wonder if I'll see the Cubs win the World Series in my lifetime?
Friday, April 18, 2008
OK, this whole cyber-diary thing has gone a little too far. It's now infringing on my sleep. And NOTHING infringes on my sleep. Daddy thought it would be fun to wake me up just to videotape my funny waking-up faces. Sure, I oblidged cuz I thought he'd let me go back to sleep but then he kept rolling... for over 3 minutes. Sheesh! So I gave him some squeaks and even a snort. Then he launched into a cliched Look Who's Talking bit. It was funny for awhile but then I'd had enough. I believe his line, "Feed Me Clown" was what what put me over the edge. Cue the full-on cry...
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Rekindled things with Leo J today. Our moms chaperoned -- so lame!
We enjoyed a fine meal at Chicago Bagel Authority. Well, Leo enjoyed a meal. I slept the whole time (still playing hard to get.)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Here I am enjoying my Miracle Blanket (that's a yawn, not a scream!) Mommy and Daddy use this to keep my flailing arms in check. I'm one step ahead of them though... sometimes I pull a Houdini (no, not that Houdini!) and suck in my stomach when they wrap me up so I have extra room when they're done and can wiggle my arms out of the swaddle.
Enjoyed a nice drive in the country, er... suffered through maddening rush hour today en route to the grocery store. I didn't notice a thing though. The minute that engine kicks, I'm out like a light -- that's another weird expression... out like a light... shouldn't it be off like a light? It's not like we're using torches anymore. At any rate, what you see here is the view through the car's rear-view mirror. Mommy and Daddy set up a mirror in the back seat so they can quell their paranoia at every turn (literally.)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Check me out... I'm the #1 ranking on Google for the keyword "Eliara Goldman" and #2 on Yahoo (behind Daddy's site). Not bad for only being 2 weeks old! To show my appreciation, we had search engine dress-up day at the Goldman house. Mommy had to hold the camera so you can't see she's dressed up as the retired Ask Jeeves butler. Now, go warm up my dinner Jeeves!
Whew. All that search engine optimization really wore me out!