The first step is admitting you have a problem…

I have a problem.

Well, maybe it’s not my problem after all…I mean, the source of my problem is in the fact that Elliott is so darn cute!!!

I have taken WAY, (WAY, WAY) too many pictures of him this month. As in, well over 600 since his last monthly birthday. *sigh* So I put them in a folder and tried to weed them down for the blog and ended up with…223. Yes, that is, two hundred twenty three… Yeah…still a few too many for a blog post.

So then I decided to just upload a new family photo till I figured out how to get rid of about 200 of my FAVORITE photos of him for the blog when…it happened. Blogger told me that I am officially not allowed to upload any more photos to my blog because I have maxed out my space! Ha! WHAT?! No way!! So after a week of sitting on it, I finally decided to cough up the $5 for a year membership for like a billion times more photo storage space. And, I got my favorite pics down to about 20 (ish…). Not bad when you consider where I started :). So here I am…finally getting to blog about his 5 month birthday. So cozy on up for some cute pics and some big milestones in the life of this 5 month old.

Speaking of which, how can it be that our baby is 5 months old?! All 17 lbs, 4 oz, and 28 inches of him!

be still my heart…

Elliott held a bottle in his hands for the first time!

It happened for the very first time (right after his 4 month birthday) while Brian was holding E.B. and feeding him during a church service one evening. The next day we gave him another bottle and he did it again! We were sure to capture it on film this time…

cute ducky robe that our neighbor got him!

playing on his transportation quilt in his favorite shirt: my daddy drives a big truck

these rattles were Brian’s when he was baby!

lots of play time with Grandma & Grandpa Moberg

Elliott loves to stand…
This has been his favorite thing since he was very little, but this picture capture it all!

Elliott is still the sneeziest kid I know, and here we caught it on camera! I love this picture :). Look at his little face!! And yes, yes…that’s me, wearing overalls. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

he puts everything in his mouth…

“How many things can I put into my mouth at once??”

baseball buns!!

Like his bouncy toy, this was another hand-me-down and we couldn’t be more thankful for it!! This is the day I put Elliott in it for the first time, and he was soooo fascinated! He just kept discovering new things and would get this look like, “Oh my gosh! There’s more?!? What’s this??”

Love the furrowed brow…deep in thought!
tall boy
Elliott’s started wearing 9 month sleepers this month. That’s right, at 4 1/2 months old. This rockin’ set of jammies and guitar are from Auntie Danielle. He is lovin’ life as a rock star!

Don’t you just want to snuggle this little face?!?
 sucking his thumb
So he had started sucking his thumb last month, but it is THE THING TO DO this month. Lately, when he gets tired he’ll just lay his head down and start sucking his thumb. I think it is the cutest thing in the entire world. When it happens, Brian and I jump on the opportunity for some extra snuggles!

If I had to pick one word to describe Elliott and our lives the last month, it would be laughter. He is so filled with joy and laughs all the time! I feel like all I do all day long is laugh with him.

Here is a fun video of a common little laughing game we play…

I love this picture of his smile!!

sitting up
So he’s sitting up on his own now, but he has to support himself with his hands. I’m not putting the sticker in his book until he can sit up with no hands :). But, this is still a milestone! He can sit like this for as long as wants to.

So I think I would have bet money that he’d be crawling by now because he’s been sooo close for weeks. But alas, he’s not. However, he’s taking steps!!! Yes, you read that right. Obviously, he needs to hold onto our hands, but he L-O-V-E-S taking steps!! Look how happy he his!! Ha!! 
Here’s a video of him taking steps!

“oh, mom!”
He does this all the time! I call it his “Home Alone” face…hilarious, eh?

Sometimes he still doesn’t connect the fact that he’s grabbing his face….

bouncy toy
He still loves his bouncy toy…this is a glimpse into our daily bouncing routine!

he’s learning how to give kisses

“I would like to kiss your face, dad!”

“Mmm, well, your nose is the closest part of your face to me.”

“Is this how I do it?”

“Well, I’ll just dive in and try!”

This is how you give kisses, my son!”

the moberg 3

Yeah, he’s cute alright…real cute :).

Me and my boy

Look at his face!!!! Ha!!

Hope you enjoyed the world’s longest blog!! Happy 5 months, sweet baby Elliott!!

1 Comment

  • Ermine and Pearls
    August 26, 2011 - 19:47pm

    OH MY GOSH! THAT'S MY NEPHEW! LIKE, EVERY SINGLE PICTURE IS SPECTACULAR! I especially love the one with him making an Elvis face. Do you know which one I mean? That's totally a Susanne face!!! Oh gosh. I mean, seriously. Our families make the cutest kids!!!!!! I cannot believe I will get to kiss that face in two days! And I cannot believe how big he is! Fable was 19 pounds at ONE YEAR! Go momma, go!!!

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