February update

Well, it has been a little while since I updated you all! Sorry 'bout that. Things around here have finally gotten back to our 'normal' or so. Nathan and Eli are *finally* over their colds and I was blessed to not catch what they had. (The Lord knew that there would be no one around to take care of the mom!) :)

I have some exciting news since my last post! I was recently accepted onto the ScrapGirls design team! I'm so thrilled and I have been having a great time. I am a layout designer, which means that I create layouts to showcase the FABULOUS products that we have at ScrapGirls.com. If you haven't checked it out yet, I suggest you head on over there! Or, if you'd like to see my newest creations, you can check out my design gallery there. I feel like a kid in the candy store because I now have access to all these great products to use for my layouts and we seriously have the most amazing stuff!

The update on our family is that Eli is growing like a weed. He has now learned how to put things into containers instead of always taking them out. I think he likes it because we praise him so much when he puts something away. (Even if he does dump it back out 2 seconds later.) I'm amazed at how he really seems to understand so much of what we say to him, and when he doesn't, you can tell that he's trying to work it out in that little brain. It's adorable.

Yesterday I decided to take him into Nursery during church to see how he would handle it. He's not old enough to officially be in there, but the ladies that supervised were nice about it and I stayed with him the whole time. I figured I might as well let him play with some toys instead of just roaming the halls like we usually do. He is just enamored by other kids his size. He found one girl that he liked and just followed her around. She wasn't too thrilled because she did NOT like to share her toys, so it was interesting to say the least! :) He's never had another kid push him before! :) But he didn't even cry--just looked at her like, 'What are you doing?', and then continued to try and play with her toy. Finally the teacher stopped her from pushing him again (I was across the room and wanted to see what he'd do anyway...is that bad? :) ), and gave him the toy. He liked that. The little girl didn't. But eventually they all got along great and he had a good time. I can't wait for the day when he can go there by himself (only 5 more months!).

I'll include a couple of recent pictures here. Nathan and I went searching for Ron's (Nathan's dad) favorite gelato place down in Newport Beach. I must say, it was divine! It's called Gelato Pardiso and it was pretty close to the real stuff! It's har
d to find real gelato in the states, but this was excellent. Eli had his first little ice cream cone and he loved it. Well, he's my kid, so that probably goes without saying, ha! :)

I hope everyone is doing well! I'd love to hear from you! :)

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