It is time. Today is Eliza's 3 week birthday, so before that happened we had to get her out on a hike and see what she thought. I have been wanting to try out cottonwood wash and just had not done it yet, so Friday night Angela suggested a picnic and off we went. It was a little hot to start out but once we dropped into the canyon we found a nice rock and had a picnic. Eliza was so good, I think she likes the outdoors. After the picnic we hiked a little further, took some pictures and then came home. This is the first of many outdoor adventures for Eliza.
This is a big THANK YOU to all our family for all the help and love and gifts and everything else they've done for us in the past couple of weeks. We feel pretty blessed to have you all. Even Grandma and Grandpa Merkley check up on Eliza through the chats. Boy, do we keep the Google lines busy!
Eliza has had quite the first couple of weeks. Thanks to her parents who do nothing better than procrastinate...well, lets be kind - it's only 10% procrastination and 90% difficulty making decisions...Eliza's first few weeks were not uneventful and nothing but rest and relaxation. She got carpet and baseboards (thanks Grandpa!) in her room before she was 2 weeks old. This meant we were all sorts of displaced by random furniture placement in the house for two days. She also loves to go for walks with her dad, and she loves the sound of the birds.
Eliza also got to meet one of her cousins! My sister, Amy, came and stayed for a week after Grandma Averett left. (Thanks to both of you. I've missed you even more now that I've had a week on my own.) Amy brought Lance, and he wasn't quite sure what to think of someone smaller than himself. My favorite part was when he first saw Eliza, she had her binky in. Lance has one just like it and he thought she had his. We had to go find it so he had one too. Then he felt better about her. He sure liked to crawl up to her and try to give her loves. He also thought Uncle Aaron was a great pal! Such a cute kid! He was lots of help when the carpet came, although he was a little disappointed to lose his "echo room." He would crawl into or past Eliza's room while it was still concrete floor and make all kinds of noise just to hear the echo it made. Isn't family great!