Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Oakland Temple

Pictures from our trip to do initiatory work at the Oakland Temple. Adam and I took turns watching Eloise while one of us went in and did work in the temple.  It was such a great time and it was even better that we were able to experience the spirit of the temple with Eloise there.

Letters to Eloise - 5 Months to 6 (June)

Eloise, you hit five months and were so much fun to have around. We got season passes to Great America and had a blast taking you.  We definitely made use of those passes.  You went on your first carousel ride and I think you quite enjoyed it.  You really love being outside.  You also spent a lot of time at parks and going on the swing for the first time.  It was seriously the cutest thing seeing your huge smile when we would push you. 

You and I started going on walks a couple times a week.  It was great exercise for me and you just enjoyed getting out of the house for a little bit.  We would walk to Target, to the park, and just around the neighborhood.  This month you also went swimming for the first time.  You LOVE LOVE LOVE being in water, and you look so stinking cute in a bathing suit with all your chubby rolls showing. 

We took you to the Oakland Temple for the first time this month.  Daddy and I took turns doing initiatory work.  While one of us was in the temple, the other was outside playing with you on the temple grounds.  It was such a beautiful day and we got lots of pictures of you at the temple.

This month you also went to your first birthday party for your friend Preston.  You spent the majority of the time eating your feet though.  We played at the playground and ate lots of yummy food.

We got to celebrate your daddy's first Father's Day!! It was such a relaxing day of going to church and spending time together as a family.  We had dinner with our friend's the Harris'.

You got to try your first food this month! Rice cereal, and guess what... you LOVED it! No surprise there.  You definitely like to eat your food.  The first time I was feeding you the cereal I was trying to take a picture to document the occasion and you grabbed the spoon out of my hand and spilled cereal everywhere.  It was all over your face and all over the floor.  It was super funny though, and I'm glad I got a picture of that. 

You also started rolling like crazy.  That was your way of getting around.  You would roll from one side of the room to the other.  You also started becoming more interested in TV and watching for more than a few minutes at a time.  I think you were just fascinated by the picture. 

Each month I am so impressed by everything you are capable of doing and how much you grow and change.  You are seriously our everything and we love you so much. 

Tilden Regional Park

Memorial Day weekend 2013 we headed up to Berkely, CA to see the area.  We visited Tilden Regional Park which was beautiful.  We hiked around a botanical garden, had a picnic, and visited a small petting zoo.  Afterwards we stopped at Cheeseboard Pizza for dinner.  We took it up to an outlook and ate it while looking at the view of the entire Bay area.  It was a great day.