Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby Love

Elliott's friend, Baby J, came over today for a brief play date. It would have been a longer play date if it weren't a blizzard outside. Baby J and Elliott were born two days apart and Rachel considers them currently betrothed.

Baby J and E from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Here are some other cute pictures from the week.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Elliott turns Four Months old


Elliott turned four months today. She was in high spirits this evening. We had Suki and Papa over for a pancake dinner celebration.

We have discovered that Elliott likes it when you make meow sounds and is also starting to like games. Neither Rachel or myself have heard Elliott laugh this much.

Four Months Old from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

After this video she let out an even bigger belly laugh but the camera wasn't rolling.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas. We had lots of fun and received a lot of gifts. There are many pictures that could be posted but since it is late and we are tired I will post only one for now.


Monday, December 22, 2008

General Update


We had our doctor's checkup today for Elliott. Everything is good and Elliott weighed in at 12 lbs. 12 oz. (35%) and 25 in. (85%).

This past Sunday we had our traditional Christmas with Nancy, otherwise known as Fancy. While there Elliott was in a great mood and we discovered that she really loves the "Cow Jumped Over the Moon" toy.


Cow Jumped Over the Moon from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Here are some photos from the night. Elliott was of course the star and we would have put her on top of the tree but that would have been awkward.

I was still unshaven from being on holiday.



This little yellow hat, which we love, is from Peru. Our friend Dina brought it back for us.
We put E. in the jolly jumper but she didn't quite understand the principle of the thing.


These is from the snow storms we had this weekend.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Elliott's Roar

Elliott has been making some new sounds the past few days. I think it was yesterday that she started play roaring. She was doing it for at least 20 minutes straight tonight while Rachel and I were eating dinner. Here are some excerpts. Enjoy. Babies make for good entertainment when you are snowed in.


Elliott's Roar from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

End of the semester

Last night marked the end of the fist semester of my MS-MBA program. Even though I was really tired from only having 4:30 hours of sleep the night before, we went out to celebrate a little bit. We went to Finale for a great chicken Caesar salad and wonder chocolate molten and creme brulee. It was great.

Elliott had slept all day, maybe sensing that mommy wasn't feeling great in the afternoon. That being said, she was ready for party fun time when we got home and I think she was extra happy because she knew that daddy would be home for the next two weeks. Since I was in such a good mood we had lots of fun.


Here is some more video of our perfect little daughter.
Party fun time from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Dress

Friday, December 12, 2008

Gift Exchange

This evening Rachel went to a gift exchange and we dressed up our resident Christmas elf.

While there, another one of Santa's little helpers was enamored with Elliott.


Even though things got a little out of hand, Elliott was cool as a cucumber.

When they got home Elliott was talking up a storm. The book says babies will start testing how loud they can be and I think she has started.

Talking up a storm from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Exams are finished!!!


Exams are over for the semester and to celebrate Elliott had a little too much to drink and took it out on my face. After that incident we gave E. a bath and I washed my face.


A little bit of tubby time from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

E. was so cute today in her little red snow man outfit. She is also holding her head up really well during tummy time and is even starting to do crunches to pull her head up off the ground when on her back. She has also really started reaching for toys which is amazing to me. She is the best.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy 3 Month Birthday Baby Elliott!

Right now you are snoozing in your sling after daddy and I have decorated the apartment for Christmas. We are excited to see how you like the lights in the living room. We are going to turn on the lights to make them blink, which we think you will get a big kick out of. Happy Birthday Baby!

Day After Thanksgiving (the obsession continues)



Day after Thanksgiving from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Blog update

I have changed the layout of the blog for two reasons. The first and most important reason is that now we can post larger formatted videos of the cutest baby in the world. The second reason is there is another blog with a very similar address to ours that used the same template. (thanks to Mike for finding that) Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Today, after both Rachel and Elliott were up we went for a long walk in the nice weather. Elliott was sporting her Pooh-Suit.
 

After our walk Elliott changed into her Thanksgiving day suit:
 

 


Happy Thanksgiving!!


Thanksgiving Suit from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

further updates

I was feeling bad for both my mom and Elliott because they won't get to see each other for quite some time. So here is another video for you mom.

Week 13 from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Elliott is all set for the long cold winter with her cool Pooh-Suit. This picture reminds me a little of Ralphy from "A Christmas Story."

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Week 13 update

Elliott has really been starting to discover the world around her, and sometimes that world is filled with toys.


We have also noticed that the play time portion of her cycle is increasing. Now we can play for around 20 minutes before she starts to transition into spy mode.


Be warned the following video is 3 minutes of baby cuteness. The dog's name is coco.



Vocalizing with daddy from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's cold out there.

As I was preparing to go to school today, here is what I saw:


I am not ready for it to be this cold.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Survey (updated)

As you may know, I am involved in a big semester long project at school. We are acting as Brand Managers for St Ives Body Wash. My team would like as many responces to the survey so I have resorted to guerrilla baby tactics. (It seams that our baby has a slight Canadian accent)


Survey Request from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.


Please take this survey. Thank you very much in advance.

(update): The survey link will take you to the beginning page of the survey which looks like the end of the survey. This is a problem which Qualtrics.com. Please click the button on the bottom right that contains two arrows ">>". Thank you.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tongue Smacking

Since we are so obsessed with our baby:

Tongue Smacking from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Any given Thursday



Earlier this month Elliott had a "meet the baby" party and Rachel's cousin got her a monkey stuffed animal. She has really taken to it and is starting to grab and hold on to things.

Also today I found an interesting recipe on a friend's blog:


We decided to try it out:

3 minute cake from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.


It turned out rather spongey. We will try again soon to see if it yields better results.

Lastly, since the Patriots are playing tonight on Thursday night football:

Go Pats! from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Monday, November 10, 2008

this week...

bottom of the bib barrel - back to the halloween bib. gotta hide that or I will be using it in february.


baby loves her monkey. she is reaching for it (and eating it)


our Harley baby.


all snug in her sling!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Movie suggestions

Since Rachel did not come with me to church due to my early morning meeting, I am sitting here in sacrament meeting thinking about which movies to add to our Netflix queue.

We have discovered that a movie takes at least twice as long to watch with a new baby (feedings, diaper changes, crying...). For this reason and for a few others we are looking for light movies that are also high in quality. Shortness might also be a good aspect of the movie.

I am reaching out to you to suggest movies to add to our netflix queue.

We are on the cheapest netflix plan and we don't often find time to watch a movie so it may take a while for us to watch the suggested movie and get back to you.

So, please leave your movie suggestions as comments to this post.
Thanks in advance.


-Jeremy

Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, November 06, 2008

First Ever Video Blog Post


St Ives Field Assist from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

You can find the form here.

If you would rather an excel spreadsheet, click here.

Once you are finished you can email me the results at jeremy@jeremyblanchard.com.

Thank you.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Elliott's Tricks (updated)

We took these three videos today and thought that they were so cute that I put them together into one video. These videos show how active she is becoming.

- updated to vimeo video hosting -


Elliott's Tricks from Jeremy Blanchard on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Family Photo

Today, we gave our baby a blessing at church. We dressed her up real nice like and we decided to take a family photo. We took several serious ones and a few over the top cheesy ones. Here is a photo, we will let you determine in which category it falls.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Photo Shoot Friday

Today, being Halloween, we dressed Elliott up in a pumpkin shirt and set the camera on continuous and took 49 shots in about 30 seconds. Here is one of the gems.



Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New MacBook for Jeremy

I have had my PowerBook G4 Titanium for almost 6 years now. I was so excited back then that I took unpacking pictures (I will spare you those) and finally a proud picture of me and my computer.


Well now, it has finally come time to upgrade and here are the unpacking photos of my new MacBook.


It is sweet and I am really enjoying it. Sorry that I don't yet have an updated proud photo of me with my new computer.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy 2 Month Birthday!

video

...yes, she did a face plant and was totally cool with it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Week 8

All day long I have been trying to post a video-no luck. Here are some pics to tide you over...