The Adams Family

We’re kooky, but hopefully not too creepy…

Pretty in Pink September 25, 2008

Filed under: Elyse — hjhadams @ 3:46 pm

A few weeks ago we received a package from Jim’s Aunt Sue and his cousin Susie.  Inside were some cute outfits for Elyse, and a beautiful sweater set.  Aunt Sue’s friend made the sweater, hat and matching booties for Elyse…and she won a prize for them at a local fair!

When we first received it, the sweater was too big.  I was hoping that by the time we decided to go get her pictures taken again (maybe in the next month or so), it would fit.  Well, I tried it on her today, and what do you know…it fits perfectly!  I decided to take pictures of her in myself because now I’m afraid it may not fit much longer.  (Unfortunately the matching booties do not fit her, so she’s wearing some booties that Nana sent instead.)

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Throwing this last one in because I couldn’t resist.  She was done, done, done with the photo shoot…

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One final note: a few of you have asked if Elyse scratched herself under her left eye.  That’s what we thought at first, but a few weeks ago I took her to her doctor because it wasn’t going away.  She has developed a Strawberry Hemangioma, a birthmark that is usually absent at birth but develops over the next few weeks.  It may continue to grow for 6-12 months, although her pediatrician doesn’t think it’s going to get much larger.  They generally go away on their own by the time the child is 10 years old and should not leave a scar.  Our pediatrician did refer us to a dermatologist at Children’s Hospital just to have a second opinion.  We haven’t gone in yet, but I’m assuming he/she will tell us the same information.


Forever In Blue Jeans September 15, 2008

Filed under: Elyse — hjhadams @ 6:02 pm

Grandpa Terry & Grandma Judi came to Milwaukee this past weekend so Grandma could join the Juvenial Diabetes Research Foundation walk at the zoo.  She brought Elyse the cutest little tennis shoes, and they looked great with her jeans.

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Elyse is 6 weeks old today!  Time has gone by so fast…


Photo Shoot! September 13, 2008

Filed under: Elyse — hjhadams @ 4:11 pm

When she was two weeks old, I took Elyse to JCPenney to have her pictures taken.  The first attempt didn’t go so well.  She was crabby, and I didn’t like any of the shots.  Thankfully they were nice enough to let us come back the next day to give it another shot.

Here are a few of my favorites from that day.  I can’t believe it was almost 4 weeks ago already!

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Little Pumpkin September 10, 2008

Filed under: Elyse — hjhadams @ 4:46 pm

As much as we hate to admit it, fall is on it’s way.  I thought this was an appropriate outfit for Elyse this past weekend…

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Daddy has been out of town the past few days, so Aunt Alyssa came and stayed to help me out on Monday.  We went shopping and Elyse wore a new onesie Mama picked up for her at Target.  What do you think?

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Lions and tigers and bears… September 1, 2008

Filed under: Elyse — hjhadams @ 8:51 pm

Summer has finally arrived in southern Wisconsin (just in time for fall!), so we decided to enjoy Labor Day by taking Elyse on her first trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo.  Although she slept the whole time we were there, Daddy and I had a good time.  We can’t wait to take her next year when she’ll be able to enjoy it with us!

Wide awake, before we left

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Elyse with Daddy

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Elyse with Mama

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