Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Getting in the spirit

Eli is anxiously awaiting his very first Christmukkah... Decorating the tree
Playing before bedtime...



Making sure it's still there in the morning...

Oliver can't believe we let Eli get away with it!


Happy Holidays Everyone!














Thursday, December 18, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

In case you were wondering

Ryan and I are constantly asked which one of us Eli looks like most. Take a look for yourself:



I think it's pretty safe to say Eli is Ryan's mini-me although my gene pool wasn't left out completely...

Eleven Months

I, for one, cannot believe Eli will be a year old in a few weeks! Here are a couple of photos to mark the occasion.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Like Father, Like Son



* Camera phone isn't the greatest quality. Sorry!

Friday, November 28, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The Gentry's had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. Nana, Papa, Gigi, Sam and Scott (Kuhagen) all came over to help us devour a huge turkey and all that goes with it! We also came up with a list of (most) everything we are thankful for, in no particular order:

Each other.
Our health.
Our family.
Our friends.
Our friends didn't abandon us because we had a baby.
We have plenty to eat.
We have plenty to drink.
We have a warm house to live in.
We will have gifts for Eli this holiday season.
We have a new president in a few weeks.

Cheers!

The boy loves turkey.

Papa & Nana


Sam, Scott & Gigi

Hope you all had a fabulous day too!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dear Eli

Dear Eli,
Yesterday morning, I stood in line for 45 minutes to vote. Voting. Something that in past elections I always thought of as an obligation. Yesterday I realized what a privilege it is. When I grew up, it was never an issue. Everyone had the right. Men, women, black, white. But as I stood in the line and stood with the ballot in my hand, I was overcome with emotion. I was no longer voting just for myself. I was voting for you. Voting for your future. Voting for a world I want you to live in. A world with no limitations on you, or on anyone. I chose a black man for president. I chose to confirm that everyone has the right marry the person they love.
Today, the gravity of it all hit me and I became overwhelmed with emotion. The way people can be treated so injustly and be dehumanized and how sometimes, on very special days, we are able to overcome, forgive and be restored. I wish the elation we feel today could happen without the injustice. But there is no yin without the yang, I suppose.
So, as disappointed and disheartened as I feel that the majority of people in the state of California took away a fundamental right of their fellow citizens, I believe someday soon it will overturned. Because I know I will teach you what your daddy and I belive: everyone is equal, no matter what they believe, no matter what the look like and no matter who they love. I have faith that someday soon everyone will believe those things, too. Because I know you will, and you are the future. Your heart is open and I promise do everything in my power to keep it that way.
The world isn't perfect. That was clear last night. But it is certainly getting closer.
I love you,
Mama

Yes We Did

Ryan and I cannot wait to be able to share with Eli the stories of where we were the night Obama was elected president. What an inspiring time to be alive...here's to all of our future!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our Little Pumpkin

We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend (complete with valet parking, welcome to Beverly Hills). Eli was sleepy so we didn't get many good pictures, so here are the best 2:

Photography credit to Bryan Ricci!!!!





Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Gentry's in the 60s






Seriously. YearbookYourself.com ROCKS!

Monday, October 13, 2008

More pictures

Here are some more picture from this past weekend. Auntie Amber had a party for her dad who is in remission from cancer (YAY!!). The party was great and Eli was his usual charming self...

Auntie Henri, Mama & Auntie Amber

Auntie Ani! Daddy
Chelsea
Lady Killer!


Wow!! It has been too long

I have been TERRIBLE updating this blog. It must be that 9 month old boy keeping me busy. That, and we have a virus on our home computer so we've been reluctant to download any more pictures or videos...

Enough with my excuses and on to ELI! He's fantastic. Active. Perfect. Happy. Active. Smart. Active. Did I mention active? He's crawling all over the place, cruising on the furniture, walking a bit holding onto the Tonka truck push toy and starting to stand for several seconds without holding on to anything. I'm sure walking is not far off. Last stats from the pediatrician at his 8 month check: 28 1/2 inchs, 25 lbs.

Here are a bunch of pictures from the last couple of months:


8 Months

8 1/2 months

9 months (at the park)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

on the move

I swear, vacation photos and video are still coming...maybe this will help explain why I haven't had much time. Eli is MOVING...



video



Monday, July 21, 2008

We're back with a quick update

I haven't quite gotten around to writing about our wonderful, fabulous, relaxing caribbean vacation but I promise I will soon. To tide you over, I thought I'd post some pictures I had taken over the weekend. These are the official "Eli is 6 month's old" photos. Oh, he weighs 21.7 pounds and is still 27.5 inches long. And yes, he has a tooth!