Thursday, October 30, 2008
I'm pretty sure more made it into her mouth than on the cookies. :)
Taking a big bite...
Check out our yummy handiwork...
Two things I learned- it's not a super great idea to make cookies with a two year old when she hasn't had a nap and is more adamant about doing things HER way. I kept hearing, "Mommy, I'LL do it!" The other thing is that maybe we should make cookies just before I mop the floors, not right after. That way, when a certain two year old gets mad at Mom and throws a handful of flour... or sprinkles... or a whole iced cookie on the floor (yes, on purpose), I won't care so much. haha!
Oh well, Ella had fun and she even volunteered to help me clean up... :)
She wanted me to take another picture with her "orma-ment" that she got to pick out on the way out of the store. Super cool, huh? :)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
First of all, Ella's check-up went great. She's super healthy and pretty darn smart for her 2 1/2 years (which we already knew!). She's tall, too, and if she keeps going at this rate, she'll be about 5'8" when she is grown! Yea for her! Perhaps we have a volleyball or basketball star on our hands. :) She was so brave, too, getting her flu shot. I told her she was going to get a shot and it might hurt for a minute. She said, "No, Mommy, no shot." She looked terrified, but when the nurse stuck her, she looked at me and said, "Ouch!" and that was it- no screams, no tears, nothing. Then she said, "Yea for Ella! She got a shot!" and was pretty proud of her bandaid. What a trooper!
Waiting patiently for the doctor...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
But pretty soon she was on the couch, covering up with a pillow. She kept saying, "Ella's tired!" Look at those sleepy eyes. She's was asleep not too long after this.
She's had such a busy week! She got to hang out with Lexi and go to one of her soccer games. She also went on a picnic at Spring Mill State Park. She's full of stories and didn't stop talking the whole way home. Thanks, Grammy and Pappaw, for all the fun (and for all the Halloween candy)!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Ella was fast friends with Lana's little girl, Ashleigh.
She was eager to share her toys with Jessi's cute kids, Maddie and Grayson.
Playing with Daddy
It was fun to see everyone's kids and I'm so glad all the reunion festivities turned out so well. I'm also so glad the planning is over and I don't have to worry about it again for another 5 years!! Yea!!
We ended up traveling home without Ella. She's going to spend a few days with Grammy and Pappaw. I start a new job this week and Ella was going to have to go to daycare almost everyday. Grammy offered to keep her and we jumped on it. We know she's going to have a blast and be well taken care of. She was ready for us to leave and get to having fun. She stood on the porch saying, "See ya, Mommy and Daddy! See ya next time!!"
As great as the peace and quiet is though, we already miss her terribly!! :)
Payton cracking Ella up over morning donuts.
The two of them couldn't wait to pull everything out of the closet that Pappaw and Mammaw tried so hard to organize. Here Ella's starting to warm up to Kyle.
Playing hard outside.
More of the girls- Anne, Lana, Jessi, Jessi, and Heather
Clunie was cracking us up- after 3 babies in 3 years, she was ready to let loose. I'm not sure how she managed to walk out of there. haha! Actually, I'm not sure how most people managed to walk out of there- I'm pretty sure me and this little baby in my belly were the only sober people there! :)
Most of the classmates in attendance gathered for this picture. It was impossible to get everyone together at the same time.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Off with the tiara- it's time to hit the dance floor!! Check out her cool dance moves. :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here's some of the highlights of our day.
Ella, Pappaw, and Daddy checking out the emu.
We had a hard time pulling Ella away from the "real, live giraffes". I think she was just amazed to see the animals in person after looking at them over and over in her books.
We got to get pretty close to the spectacled owl.
Say cheese everybody!
It was a great day and we're glad we got to share it with Mammaw and Pappaw.
Today was a good day, too. Chris and Mark managed to get our garage door opener up- yea!!! That has been a project in the making for about five months now, but we just never had the second set of hands. We're so excited about finally parking in the garage!! Thanks, Pappaw, for all your help! Sorry you had to spend part of your birthday weekend doing that, but we appreciate it so much!
Friday, October 10, 2008
They read lots of books...
And played all kinds of games...
We did all sorts of fun things. We were even able to go shopping (it's a little easier going to the mall when I have someone to help out!). Thanks for coming to visit, Grammy!! Come back anytime!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Today was a very special day at church, because Lexi got baptized. We are so happy and proud of her for making such a big decision. It was just a beautiful occasion. Lots of our family were there to show their support and Chris and I felt honored to be able to share in it.
Jason getting ready to baptize her...A very special moment as the angels in heaven were celebrating with us... I don't think there was a dry eye in the church.
Chris, Uncle Jeff, and Uncle Chad
Afterwards, we all went to eat at O'Charley's. It was such a fun time, celebrating Lexi's baptism and Carla's birthday.
Chris and I enjoyed our entire weekend so much. We have said it a million times and will probably say it a million more, but we are so lucky to have such close-knit families that love and support each other like ours do. You all are everything to us!