Sunday, August 31, 2008

"Because Babies Love Paper"

That's the slogan of this product. And it pretty much says it all.

Bleeding Cubbie Blue, er... Pink

Don't you think Carlos Zambrano would look good in this uniform?

Got all dolled up for my 2nd Cubs game of the year. Last time I went I slept the whole time but brought the Cubs victory. Not so on either count this time around...

Hiding from the paparazzi

I've developed a bit of "stranger danger" and from the opening pitch, er... sight of CUV, I started crying and never regained my composure. Mommy and Daddy tried to calm me down by avoiding the crowd and sitting in the restaurant with me covered up in the Baby Bjorn. But there was no getting over this one. Just too many people and loud noises.

Holy Cow, even the statue smells like Budweiser!

We ended up leaving in the 5th innining. The Cubs went on to lose but the day was not a complete failure. We did manage to get this nice pic at the Haray Caray statue on our way out of Wrigley.

Alright, let me hear ya! A-one a-two a-three. Take me out of the ballgame. Take me away from the crowd...

Here's Looking at You Looking at You, Kid!

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

Anytime I see pics of the bald patch on the back of my head, I think of that scene from 40-year old virgin (I know I'm too young to see that movie but my parents are very liberal!)

Kelly Clarkson!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Eating Up For Lost Time

Reach out and touch someone

Met my new friend Sarah today. She was born 3 days before me but I've got a good half a pound on her. Her Mommy, Sabina, was not used to holding a baby of my, er... caliber and almost dropped me into the stroller!

Ron needs to get himself a baby. They're the new fashion accessory!

Lloyd, Ron and Daddy all went to college together. The last time the 3 of them were in a picture together they were holding beers not babies!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Vegas Baby!

Nothing makes me smile like the smell of fresh pastries (Ron works for Le Chef Bakery)

Mommy and Daddy's friend Ron aka Ronny Ron aka Mo aka Almighty came in from Vegas to pay his respects. He's a big fan of my blog and will be psyched to see his picture up here. I know this whole idea of sharing every day of my life is a novel concept to a guy born and raised in the city with the slogan, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Don't worry Mo, when I come out to visit you, I'll be sure to leave the camera at home!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

5 Months Old!

I'm filling out... the chair!

It must be the 28th cuz that seems to be the only time this chair gets any use these days! I'm definitely having an easier time sitting up, although I still tip over every now and then when Mommy or Daddy are fiddling with the camera.

Daddy keeps trying to remember that kids show that was on public television in the 80's with a woman who was shrunk down and sitting in a big oversized chair. Anyone out there remember? Would make a great celebrity impersonation.

Update 9/4: Both Grandma and Bubbie figured out who Daddy was thinking of -- Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann on Sesame Street. Daddy needs to work on his long-term memory. If only blogs were around when he was a little boy, he'd have all those memories documented!

My what a big chair you have

Monday, August 25, 2008

French Connection

Do these glasses make me look skinny?

I got tired of boring baby sunglasses and those blublockers just aren't my style. Now this is what I'm talkin' about! Can you believe Mommy thought these wouldn't get any more use after she wore them 2 years ago for Halloween as part of her Paris Hilton getup?

Strike a pose!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Ellie's stroller doubles as a coat rack

Hung out with Yelena, Roni, and CUV today. And finally got to see my BF Asher again. He sure has grown since last time I saw him.

Hey, at least she didn't eat 'em afterwards!

Once again, Roni was my #1 pick.

Cheer up buddy... you've got 3 girls surrounding you!

Asher has this funny "angry at the world" face. Wonder if he's still upset over the snip-snip? Or maybe he's just mad that I've been parading around town with Leo J.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kung Fu-Pampers


Cousin Rachel came to visit today. Got into my best Praying Mantis ready stance to protect her from the paparazzi.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Kid-ding Around

Good thing Mommy put me in bloomers today!

Got together with my friends at playgroup today. They thought it would be funny to play the "pull my finger" trick.

Bald is beautiful, boys!

Little did I know she'd actually lean over and let one rip. P.U.

We're ready for the 3-legged race!

Thankfully Mommy moved me to the other end of the couch so I could get some fresh air!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gut Instinct

Big Belly Ellie

Don't forget to roll over the pictures as you read my blog to see behind-the-scenes commentary. Sorry if the puns in this post are more than you can stomach.

I put the E in Belly!

#1 Pick

As George Costanza would say, 'Hey, there was no penetration!'

My friends have been trying to show me how to do this for months but I finally put my finger on it.

All In the Family

Carol almost blends into the wall!

Met cousins Carol and Alan today. We had fun hanging out and showing off our colorful threads. They have a grandkid about the same age as me (and some older ones too) so they were pro's with me.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lily in the Middle

Great-Uncle Phil would be proud of this picture!

Grandma and Mommy took me to the Botanic Gardens today. We saw lots of different types of Lily but none as pretty as the one below...

Boy those Poinsettia's sure make me look pale!


I missed my MeeMaw

Grandma came for a visit this week. We had a great time playing, walking, eating, and pooping (Mommy and Daddy have me on prune juice now... sorry, is that TMI?) Speaking of TMI, what's this whole SWAK business? Does people actually write letters? And then seal them with lipstick? Why wouldn't they just send an email and toss out a TTYL or C U L8R?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

De Plane! De Plane!

Is that Maverick and Goose?


What? What? Can't Hear You!

It was a beautiful day with blue skies. The Blue Angels put on quite the show. And Mommy's blue sundress made her nearly invisible...

Umm, Daddy, I think someone just flicked a cigarette in your hair

Met up with Leo for what technically was our fifth date. He barely recognized me, I've gotten so big. In fact, he couldn't stop staring...

Leo lookin' to make his move

We stopped for a skyline pic on the way home. I was worn out after a long day and had been giving all the cues that I was ready for a nap but Mommy wasn't earring me so I had to prod her along...

Isn't this picture ear-y?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Giddyup Giddyup Rawhide!

Hold Me Closer Tiny Hatter

Mommy took me to work today and someone had this stupid hat lying around. Once a prop, always a prop, I guess.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


By now, you're already aware of my aspirations to become America's Next Top Model and/or the star of American Gladiators. Let's add American Idol into the mix. One thing's for sure... when I grow up I will definitely be American!

Here I am cruisin' the streets of Athens belting out the tunes, er... tones. Watch as Auntie Em gives me my cues and teaches me how to pretend my fist is a mic.

2 for the Road

Posed for a couple group shots before hitting the road. Managed to avoid spitting up on Grandpa this time...

You wouldn't believe how many takes it took to get this shot

Hey Grandpa, if you keep making that face, it'll stick that way!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Fair Lady

Hung out at the Athens County Fair today. What a treat. Kicked things off with a little tractor-pull spectating. Yep, you heard that right...

Objects in rear(ground) are closer than they appear

Then I flew the coop...

Who you callin' chicken?!?

What would a fair be without eating some fried food?

Someone get Grandpa a napkin!

Tried to keep Daddy from spending all his money on the rigged carnival games...

It's all about the benjamins baby.

But forgave him after he won me these beads at skeeball...

Too young for Mardi Gras

Friday, August 8, 2008

Eliara Air

Why am I wearing Haman's 3 cornered cap?

Took my first airpline trip today to visit Auntie Em and Grandma and Grandpa in Ohio. We flew Southwest and the flight wasn't full so I got a seat all to myself. Thank goodness Bubbie printed our boarding passes while I was at the doctor yesterday so we had A's. I was a pretty good girl on the plane, staying awake but calm pretty much the whole way. I fussed a little the last 10 minutes but hey, I'd like to see you sit in a car seat for a whole flight. You think the leg room in coach is bad?!

Pretty in Pink

Totally clashing with the quilt

Here I am playing with Mr. Big Toe, a present from Auntie Em. Check out my fresh duds. See daddy, you're not the only one who can rock a neon wifebeater.

Please tell me I didn't inherit his sense of style

Gracie'ing Us With Her Presence

Finally met my dog-in-law, Gracie. She wasted no time getting to know me intimately...

Pooch Smooch

I liked having Gracie around. Someone else to blame my farts on...

Bomb, er... poop sniffing dog

We played with one of mommy's toys from growing up. By the end of the day I was doggone tired...

Gracie's more into that toy than Ellie!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pea In a Pod

Am I looking a little green?

Here I am relaxing on (and blending into) Mommy and Daddy's bed. Went to the doctor earlier today for my (belated) 4 month checkup. Here are my stats:

13 lbs 9 oz, 50th percentile
25 1/2 inches, 90th percentile
Head 15 3/4 inches, 25th percentile

Looking back on my 2 month checkup, seems like I'm scaling up proportionately.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tomato, To-Mah-toe

Let's call the whole thing off!

We've had the carrot mustache, now comes the tomato nose. What can I say? Daddy "nose" a good photo opp when he sees one.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bjorn to Party

What do you call a baby with no arms and legs in the ocean? Bob, of course.

Put in an appearance at Daddy's company holiday party at North Beach today. Just enough to shake some hands and kiss some, er... adults.

Workin' the Room

Hey Leo, what part of no shirt, no shoes, no service didn't you understand?

My date to the party was none other than Leo J. This was our fourth date (but who's counting?)

My future mommy-in-law?

Leo's mommy was at it again, trying to tell me what a great future hubby he'll be.

Welcome aboard Eliara Airlines

Leo's daddy was doing some selling too. But this isn't what I had in mind when he was telling me about the Spiegel private plane.

The camera loves you, Lance!

It had been 3 and a half months since I last saw New York Neuhauser. Here he is trying to teach me the Paris Hilton pose. Apparently he didn't get the memo that I'm done with America's Next Top Model and am all about the Rockettes now.