Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Checking in...

Ellison is starting to climb things...(including stairs!)
Big girl in her chair!

Playing in her new playroom!


Daddy and his riding mower getting ready to cut our new yard (over 1 acre!) Ellison was only involved in taking a picture not cutting the grass...

Ellison helping daddy make eggs...

We had quite an eventful Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, Ellison started to not feel so good. She has been recovering from double ear infections but was running a high fever & was very lethargic by Monday afternoon. The Dr. said to bring her in. To even make the story more exciting, on my way to the Dr. appointment (they squeezed me in for the last time of the day- our pediatrician kindly said he would wait on us) I was sitting at a stop light in downtown Franklin during rush hour with Ellison whimpering in the back seat (remember it was about 85 degrees Monday afternoon).

All of the sudden my good old 150,000 mile, 1996 Honda Accord died on me, right there in the middle of the road. I just broke down and lost it. It was a sight to be seen and many people did as they drove around my car looking in on my pitiful daughter and myself (the pathetic mother who couldn't hold herself together and stay in control). I called Connor then I called my mother because she was working about 5 minutes down the road. During my phone calls a sweet man got out of this car (he did not speak English very well but that didn't matter because we understood each other very well). He (alone) pushed Ellison, myself and my dead Honda Accord to a parking lot. He attempted to jump start my car 3 times and nothing happened. By now my mom showed so we hauled Ellison and her car seat into my mom's car. I called the Dr. giving our situation and once again our pediatrician kindly said he would wait a little longer on us. Connor showed up and I was given the green light to get Ellison to the Dr. while I left Connor and my mother to figure things out.

To sum up the story, Ellison ended up having a virus, the cost to fix my car just about out weighs how much it is worth so it will no longer be ours after today (thank you Craig's List). Luckily my parents & brother (it is another long story) have graciously given us a car to use for awhile until we can find the car of my dreams :) And finally, Ellison and I will not be flying to Texas this weekend (you guessed it-another long story). Between her sickness, our destination, flying, Swine Flu, etc. we got a full refund on our ticket and are in the process of rescheduling it a few more weeks out.

I can't believe it is only Wednesday...how has your start of the week been?!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Weekend!











Ellison trying her first funnel cake...
Taking a break from walking in the sun...





Headed to the Main Street Festival...






Mommy and daughter...





She loves riding on daddy's shoulders!





A busy week has past that was loaded with lots of house projects! Our new hardwood floors were installed, new tile was installed, the kitchen cabinets are in the process of being painted and finished and Connor has enjoyed working on the yard and his garden! We have been sleeping at my parents house the past couple of nights because of the hardwoods being stained and finished. We get to move back in tomorrow! Ellison has been a trooper through all of the move and being tossed around from place to place and we found out she had double ear infections. Today we had some family time at the Main Street Festival (it is one of my favorite things to do in Franklin). The weather is just gorgeous! Uncle Jeff is in town so he and Ellison are spending some time together. We are spending time finishing our kitchen cabinets so we can really get unpacked and situated in our house. Ellison and I are taking our first big trip in a week. We are flying to Texas! I am so excited to see one of my best friends and her baby girl. We hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Goodbye Turndale...











Today is moving day! We are excited however a little sad at the same time. Our Turndale house has MANY memories that we will never forget plus it was our very first house together. I won't be able to post for a few days but I will as soon as I can. We are moving all day today, then our hardwood floors are being installed tomorrow (it will be a week long process), with the help of my parents we are going to paint Ellison's room and start on repainting the kitchen cabinets. Life will be hectic for a little longer! A HUGE thank you to my parents and Connor's mom for helping with Ellison! Ellison spent her first night away last night from us...she stayed with my parents and tonight she is having a slumber party with Connor's mom. We missed her SO much but we know she is in great care :) Here are a couple of pictures of Ellison on her last night here at Turndale! Have a great weekend...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

We had a nice Easter weekend! Throughout the weekend we visited with lots of family. On Friday night we had dinner with Ellison's Granddaddy, Jen Mama, Doris, Aunts and Uncles. On Saturday we spent time with Ellison's Nan and Claude and we dyed Easter eggs. Today we went to church for Easter service and the Easter bunny came to visit Ellison (she got her first set of golf clubs, a beach raft and sand bucket). Then we headed to Columbia for Easter lunch where we spent time with MeMac, Meme, Papa and many more Aunts and Uncles (too many to name but you know who you are :). Of course we took lots of pictures and I had a hard time narrowing them down for posting on the blog. Ellison is walking more and more on her own. She will take steps, stop and stand, bend over to pick up toys, stand back up and walk some more. She is growing up too fast! Showing everyone how she can walk...
Easter egg hunt at Meme and Papa's house

YAY Ellison!


Ellison would not smile for the camera...

Playing outside in her Easter dress...

Mommy and Ellison dressed for church

Daddy giving Ellison her first golf lesson...

All ready for church in her sweet Easter dress...

Chasing an egg...

Getting ready to dye Easter eggs...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Where is your bebo (belly button)?

Ellison learned about her bebo (belly button) today...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunt Sarah!


Ellison would like to wish her Aunt Sarah Happy Birthday! We love you!

When did she grow up?

I was going through all of Ellison's videos the other day and thought I would share one of the first videos we ever took of her to one of the most recent ones. It is just amazing how much a baby changes in their first year. She grew somewhere in the last (almost 13 months) and I don't remember when it happened!


This first video is when Ellison was 1 week old...

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This video is when Ellison was 1 year old...

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

Daddy and Ellison

Ellison not loving the Easter bunny so much...

Happy Easter!


Ellison after the egg hunt...

Trying to hunt for eggs...

Miss Sassy in her shades...



GJ and Grandpa

Ellison with her Easter gifts from GJ and Grandpa



Today was a very busy and fun day! This morning our neighborhood held their annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Of course we attended! We invited my parents over to do a little Easter celebration with us because they won't be here Easter weekend. Ellison was looking super cute and very sassy with her shades on. The weather was beautiful and we had so much fun...until the Easter bunny showed up! Tomorrow Ellison is going to spend some time with her MeMac while we stay home and get some more packing done! We hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ellison the unpacker...

So Ellison is great at a lot of things...except packing (at least she will be more helpful once we move into the new house and are unpacking). While I was running around this morning trying to get ready for work/WEE Care, this is what Ellison was doing...

She started out just playing with some toys (normal morning routine)...


Then she made her way into the kitchen looking all cute & innocent...

She slowly creeps into a box and starts pulling stuff out like I didn't notice...

"What are you looking at?"