Sunday, March 29, 2009

Say hello to dolly!

We have had a busy weekend of packing boxes and starting to prepare for our move to the new house in a couple of weeks. Ellison has been (un)helpful with the packing process because she likes to unpack the boxes as I am trying to pack them. Ellison and I went shopping on Friday with Nan and got some new shoes for Miss Priss. My parents took care of her yesterday so we could get some things done which was very helpful.

We would like everyone to meet Ellison's new friend..."Dolly." Ellison started to take a liking to her "dolly" yesterday morning. The real name of this doll is actually "Ellie" however since some people call Ellison (Ellie) we decided to change the name to "dolly" at least for right now. Ellison has really loved riding in her new car seat this week (thank you Uncle Jeff, GUE and GUM) AND since we got the okay from our pediatrician to introduce eggs, Ellison enjoyed a very yummy gourmet breakfast that daddy made for her this morning (bacon, cheese omlet and cheese toast). She loved the bacon and toast, the omlet was okay for the first few bites. We hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Ellison and her gourmet breakfast!
Ellison with her "dolly" after waking up from her nap!
She loves her new friend :)

Big girl in her new car seat!



Thursday, March 26, 2009

Moving on and Happy Birthday GJ!

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ellison's GJ (my mom)! We love you so much and hope you have a great day!



Also, we wanted to let everyone know that we are moving! We sold our house last night and will be moving 5 minutes down the road to our new house, on a 1 acre lot, with lots of character and room for growing and changing! We are very excited with how things worked out and to be moving forward in really creating our settle down home. We close and move on April 17th so you can guess what we will be starting this weekend...packing up stuff! We hope everyone has a great end to their work week :)



Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sneak Peak











Here is a sneak peak (or tease really) of Ellison's 1 year pictures that we had taken today, we can't wait to see all of them!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weekly Update...



Skoal or dental floss???

Showing everyone her crawl

We had quite a busy week following Ellison's first birthday weekend! I worked my usual Tuesday and Thursday but I also subbed on Monday and Wednesday. So Ellison and I were at WEE Care 4 days. Ellison had her 1 year check up and has made good progress with her weight and height. The doctor said she looks perfect and is very pleased with everything...YAY! Ellison is also riding in her new forward facing carseat and loves it (thank you Uncle Jeff and GUE)! So far we have had a great weekend visiting with family. Tomorrow Ellison has her 1 year pictures taken and we have another open house (please keep your fingers crossed that the right person shows up!). We hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Birthday Party...







There are a TON of pictures...here is a sneak peak, I will work on more tomorrow. The party was so wonderful and could not have gone better (maybe just prettier weather). We have one partied out baby girl sleeping soundly and two very exhausted parents. Thank you to ALL of our family who shared in the special celebration, we love you all so much!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Ellison!

Happy Birthday!The Birthday girl!

Ellison waking up on her Birthday!



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Catch up time!

Ellison trying to stand up on her own!

Walking with Mary Kate at the shower...

Ellison LOVED these puppies and they loved her!


Snuggling with Jennifer and (Baby Owen in the belly!)


At the baby shower with Mary Kate and soon to be mommy Jennifer!


Us at the baby shower...

Ellison got the cutest birthday present from Jen and Ryan (a monogrammed bucket with gardening attire!)

Sorry I have not updated in a few days. We had a very busy end of the week and weekend. Connor, Ellison and I went on our first little road trip this past weekend to Knoxville. My best friend and her husband are expecting their first baby boy, Owen! We helped host a couple's baby shower for them and made a weekend trip out of it. We had SO much fun and Ellison was quite the little Missy. She (of course) was the center of attention. Ellison is still working on taking steps and walking. Today she had a big surprise for us though, she finally (out of the blue) decided she could crawl (video coming soon). Actually it is a crawl/scoot but she is most definitely mobile and getting into EVERYTHING! She is also starting to get from a sitting position to a standing position without holding on to anything. I just can't believe everything she is doing all of the sudden. In the past 2 weeks she has accomplished SO much! We are very excited to celebrate her FIRST BIRTHDAY this upcoming weekend!!! Love to all...