Eliza is laughing like crazy!

I have no idea what Grammy Lew was doing, but she sure got Eliza to laugh like crazy.

Playing on the beach

Playing on the beach, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

"hmmm...wonder if I can get this in my mouth."

Crabby Girl

Crabby Girl, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza has been a great little traveler. After her first visit to the ocean, she visited Myrtle Beach's "Broadway at the Beach." The girls got there around dusk so E was exposed to the carnival atmosphere of lights and music. (She was also fascinated by the crazy, disgusting fish as her mommy and daddy were back in April We broke from the crowds and ducked into a crab-themed store. Sure enough we found the perfect hat for a photo. E even thought it was funny.

Checking out a historic home

As we drove up the coast, we made several pit stops. Mostly to change
diapers, but also to check out some history. One of our stops was at the
Charles Pinckney house. He was a signer of the constitution. George
Washington stayed there once. Eliza, Grammy and Patti posed for a pic on
the porch.

Grammy and baby at the beach

Girls at the beach

Girls at the beach, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza is having lots of adventures at the coast. After leaving
Charleston, the girls headed up the coast to Myrtle Beach. Eliza and Patti each
dipped their toes in the Atlantic for the first time. The water was
warm. Not like the Oregon coast! Here's a photo of Eliza, Patti and
Grammy Lew.

First trip to beach

First trip to beach, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Our first trip to the Atlantic Ocean. Eliza dipped her toes into the
water. At first she thought it was neat, then she got kinda scared.
Afterwards, mommy snapped this photo to commemorate the experience. While E
doesn't look quite as excited as mommy, it is important to point out
that Eliza was busy at this very moment trying to grab the camera away.

Mommy and baby having a good time

Tired after a day of travel

Baby at the bay

Baby at the bay, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

While the big girls (mommy, Grammy Lew and Aunt Patti) stopped for some ice cream along the Charleston Bay. Baby E enjoyed simply nibbling on her toes.

Test for website: milk baby

Test for website, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Mommy and Baby Eliza are going to the beach for a few days, so KyAnn is testing out sending photos to the blog. In short: it works. She'll be able to snap a photo and email it from her phone, and it'll automatically show up here! Neat-o.

"Hi, Dada"

"Hi, Dada", originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Finally I have video proof that Eliza is saying "Dada!" - We weren't sure a few weeks ago that when she was saying "dada" that it wasn't just gibberish. But now we know she understands...she'll look at Daddy and start saying "dada!" (We've already started the training on "Mama" - stay tuned.)

Learning to Wave

Learning to Wave, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza is doing all kinds of new things this weekend, and one of them is waving back when you wave "hello" at her. It's more like swatting out "hello" but it's still really cute.

Little Kicky

Little Kicky, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza loves to kick, especially with her jingly socks on! We're not sure how well the downstairs neighbor is getting used to it, but I'm sure Eliza will only have to flash a smile and all will be forgiven.

Baby Push-ups

Baby Push-ups, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza is rolling over all the time, but she isn't quite ready to begin crawling yet. So she's getting into shape by doing non-stop baby push-ups - which is far more push-ups that either Mommy or Daddy can do.

Check out my headband!

IMG_1764, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Now that Eliza is getting quite a substantial, little afro going, we're able to put her in some really cute headbands. Here's a look at today's fashion princess.

Eliza loves to rock out!

Eliza loves to rock out!, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

We just got a hand-me-down baby playset this afternoon and Eliza has been going nuts with it. She looks at herself in the mirror while banging on all kinds of buttons that activate flashing lights and creepy children's music.

"What does he think he's doing?"

IMG_1026, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Here's a shot of Eliza watching Daddy with disapproval as he takes photos of other things (toy robots) besides her. Doesn't he know that she's the star of the show?

Testing out the new highchair.

IMG_2966, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

We have informally started feeding Eliza when we sit down for dinner, and she sits nearby in her high chair grunting and making weird noises. It was actually two new things in this photo: the chair, and Guava baby food - both of which went over well.

Eliza rolls over!

Eliza rolls over!, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

While trying to coax some words out of Eliza, she surprised us with another trick instead...rolling over! She does it all the time now. She'll be crawling before we know it.

She does have a laugh!

laughing, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza doesn't really have a full-on laugh just yet, but Mommy is working to bringing it out of her. She's also starting to make sounds that sound like words, she's even actually saying "Blah, blah, blah.."...and something that sounds like "daddy".

Fun with Nana Joan

IMG_2747, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza had a fun time hanging out with her surrogate Greenville grandparents, Joan and Don Lovelace. (I think they had a fun time too!)

This baby loves to swim.

IMG_2696, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

One final look at Eliza's afternoon in the pool. This was taken moments before we took her out of the water. She was exhausted from all her swimming and kicking, but just didn't want to get out - she was having a great time floating there.

Fun in the Pool: Part 3

backstroke, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

We ditched the floating duck, and let Eliza just float safely on her back with Daddy keeping a good grip on her.. She really loves to kick in the water and talk a lot of cute gibberish while she does it.

Fun in the Pool: Part 2

paddling, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Under careful supervision, Eliza got the hang of safely navigating her inflatable ducky around the shallow end of the pool. Daddy was never more than a few feet away, and with her constant kicking, Eliza was able to close in on him pretty quickly.

Fun in the Pool: Part 1

floaty, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza got into her swim diapers and little baby scuba outfit, and headed out to the pool out back. We had the place all to ourselves, which was good because she was very chatty. Mommy, Daddy and Grammy all kept close watch on our little water baby as she thrashed around in the water.

Happy July 4th!

IMG_2513, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza is decked out in her lovely red, white, and blue outfit - ready to enjoy her first Independence Day holiday. There's more cute pics of her in the dress in her Flickr photo set.

Fun in the kitchen sink!

waterbaby, originally uploaded by littlelostrobot.

Eliza has just discovered the magical substance that comes out of the shiny metal things near her Bumbo chair. She could play in that water all day!