Saturday, February 28, 2009

Miss Ellison's First Steps...

Tonight, Ellison took her official first steps. After 30 minutes of video taping we chose to share the one below. Her steps are not necessarily "graceful" but we think it is a great start! Hopefully she will either be walking by her birthday or at least be "stepping" a little further. We are SO proud of our BIG GIRL!

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ellison's Early Birthday Present!

Can you guess what Ellison's early Birthday present was from mommy and daddy based on the picture below...


Ellison got her ears pierced today at Sweet and Sassy Kids Salon! She was a trooper and only shed a few tears. They gave her a sucker to keep her occupied and still. She cried for about 5 minutes total and hasn't fussed since. The lady who did it was wonderful and we are so proud of our big (almost 1 year old) girl! Here are some pictures from our big family adventure...


After it was all over these were the only tears she shed...

The yummy sucker that was a life saver...


Ellison and mommy waiting to get them pierced...



Ellison showing off her new studs...:)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ellison with her sweet goodies from GJ and Grandpa!


Our little family on Ellison's first Valentine's Day!

She is ready to go with her cute bag!

Happy Valentine's Day Ellison!
We have had fun celebrating Valentine's Day so far. Daddy got Ellison a single red rose for Valentine's Day and had it in a vase with purple tulips for mommy. He is the best and so good to his two favorite girls :) We spent some time visiting with Ellison's Nan and Claude yesterday and had lunch with Ellison's Granddaddy and Jen Mama yesterday afternoon. Ellison received lots of sweet Valentine cards in the mail (thank you everyone!). Today Ellison got some cute Valentine goodies from her GJ and Grandpa. Tomorrow we will see Ellison's MeMac, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Ben, Aunt Heather, Meme and Papa in Columbia for lunch! Ellison is a busy little girl...but she loves all of the attention!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy 11 months Ellison!


Sorry this is a short post, things have been super busy around here. I will update more later! Until I do we want to wish Miss Ellison a happy 11 months of age!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Ball Family Happenings...







We had a good week! Ellison is just growing up so fast and wanting to try new things! ALL she wants to do is pull up, stand and cruise (or hold your hands and walk EVERYWHERE). She is starting to get a little more confident in herself and letting go of things while she stands but then freaks out and sits down. She talks NON-STOP, I wake up to her talking over the baby monitor and when I lay her down every night after her bottle she looks up at me and says something. My dad (Ellison's Grandpa) had surgery earlier this week and has had a rough recovery, please just keep him in your thoughts and prayers. As well as Ellison's Uncle Jeff making his final move to Chicago tomorrow! We are going to miss him bunches! We are having a family "going away" breakfast at Puckett's later this morning. We also had a nice visit with some of Connor's family last night in Columbia at his dad's house. Congratulations to Ellison's Aunt Carly and Uncle Bo for their exciting news...they are expecting! So Ellison will have a little cousin to play with (probably boss around knowing her) in September. So there are a lot of things to be thankful for and we are feeling so blessed!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

This is how Ellison gives kisses!

Ellison waiting on mommy and daddy to get ready for church!


Our little boogie!

We had a great weekend! I went out with my neighborhood mommies on Friday night while all the daddies stayed home with the babes. Connor, Ellison and I went to downtown Franklin on Saturday to enjoy the beautiful weather and had a yummy lunch at Puckett's. MeMac (Connor's mom) came down to spend some time with Ellison while Connor and I ran some errands. Today we went to church and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. Ellison and I went to the mall with GJ (my mom) and Nan (my grandmother). We went birthday shopping for Ellison at our favorite store (Janie and Jack...I LOVE their stuff). We spent some time outside with our neighbors this afternoon and now we (really Connor) are having a mini Super Bowl Party (some of the guys on the culdesac are over while the mommies stay home with the babes-I guess it is payback from our girls night but of course it is at my house :) We hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!