Friday, March 27, 2009

Feelin' goovy

Finally, Nobody's sick, injured, or tired. Ella's gums are giving her only a short break I'm sure. Tonight, she flitted around everywhere, happily chirping to herself, "reading" books, and inspecting everthing. She even relaxed on the mommylounger and caught a baby einstein flick. All is well.....for now.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Grilling with the I.T. Boys

Jason's supervisor, Kevin, had the whole I.T. department over to his house Saturday to grill steaks and mingle a little outside of the office. I think everyone has a great time, especially the kids. A big thank you to Kevin and Barbara for opening their house to us and serving a delicious meal! It was great to get to know all the boys wives spend some time with everyone outside of just needing them to fix things for me. If you'll notice though, Ella captured most of the attention. She was the baby there, and was spoiled rotten. I got some great shots of her playing with a little basket ball (well coordinated in matching accessories of course!) She always steals mommy's attention. The poor guys didn't even make it into the pictures!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Easter's Coming Early!

I really don't know what the rule is on how soon before or how long after Easter you can wear you Easter themed clothing. Personally, I have never dealt with this situation. But Ella has several Easter outfits and I want her to get plenty of wear out of them. This one her Meemaw got last year at Cracker Barrel, probably before she was born, I can't remember. I love the chicken feet!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ladies only

Ella's "Sunday School Class" is ladies only. Daddy likes it that way. They were all so sweet this morning. As soon as she got home and in some comfy clothes, she starting climbing in her car seat as usual. We could have saved so much money on toys.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ella is really having a hard time with her teeth. I think its just because so many are coming in at once. Right now she really does not like being seperated from her binky. She found out today that she has a whole basket of babies that she had never played with! She crawled into the corner between her crib and dresser and squealed from behind her paci while she played. Later, we went to Poppy and Cici's house so that Ella could play with her cousins that were visiting. She had a lot of fun with Cici's toys. She and Cooper loved a book Cici had that had a puppet of a bear inside. She started holding her paci in her mouth sideways, I guess it felt better. She was exhausted and pretty ill by the end of the day, even though she took a two and a half hour nap! There were no smiles by the time the grown ups wanted to take pictures.

Friday, March 13, 2009


I went in to wake her this morning and she looked so sweet - She is an angel!
From 3-13-09

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mommy has teeth!!

Ella has turned a corner!!! Now she doesn't just take things apart, she at least tries to put them back together agian, or put them back where they go! It took her 30 seconds to take the feet off of the wii fit, but then she spent the next 10 minutes trying to get them back on. Also, her teeth have really been bothering her lately, she has 4 coming in on top at the same time. I had been feeling her gums to see if any more had broke the skin and she decided that she would check mine too. She is also taking great "strides" in standing alone, and walking with very little assistance. We think she may be taking those 1st steps any day now. Sidenote: That shiner she has under her left eye is thanks to a push car she fell on at Meemaw's house. I don't think it's EVER going to go away!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Ella was so sweet to help Mommy with the spring cleaning, as soon as she had cleaned out the bathroom cabinets, she stood up, closed the cabinet doors, and crawled away.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Im not very girly and I have noticed that if Ella has the option between a doll and a firetruck, she's going to choose the firetruck! I think its been the colors mostly. Well, she is about to be 11 months and I have noticed that she has started favoring textures over colors. She carries around a little pink bunny rabbit most of the time, but today she played with dolls. She rocked them in the bed and put her face agianst their faces. She has never cared before. She has actually exhibited some signs here lately that point to her being much more girly than I was.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

First trip to the Zoo!

Today was the first really pretty weekend day that everyone was healthy in a month. So we were dying to get outside! We decided to take Ella to the zoo. As you can see, she didn't smile much during her visit. I think she was a little overwhelmed with all these new things to see. She stared at everything and watched them move. She was just taking it all in! We had a really good time. But once agian, no elephants, no rhino's. Birmingham zoo is really bad. Half of the animals you show up to see are off exibit or the tiny 3x5 opening they have provided for veiwing is nowhere near the animal! We were a little bummed but it was a beautiful day.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Haley's "Hand-me Downs"

We put this little dress on Ella this morning, It was an outfit that belonged to her cousin,Haley. I thought she looked really cute in it. Also, after Ella went to bed last night, I painted this old frame for her room and added some rhinestones for a little bling! I thought it turned out cute.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rosy Glow!

Tonight was bathnight and Ella was really cute, but it was easy to tell that she had Carrots and Sweet Potatoes for lunch. Look at that nose!