Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lots going on and lots to prepare for!

We have been busy busy! Lets see here, last weekend we had Ellison's swimming lesson. I attended for the first time to take some pictures and video. Well, it wasn't the wisest decision for mommy to attend. Ellison was happy for the first half and then started getting upset every time she saw me sitting on the bleachers that she wanted "out." Even the instructors were commenting that she is always the happiest kid there but wasn't on that day. Here are some pictures though, she really is doing great! She goes under water, jumps in with no fear from the side of the pool, can kick her legs and is working on paddling with her hands.
Waiting for her swim lesson to start!
Getting warmed up, singing songs and kicking their feet!
Having fun!
Loves swimming with daddy...
Practicing kicking with the kick board...
Getting ready to jump in
Swimming with daddy :)

After her swim lesson we went to the Farmer's Market to walk around and buy some veggies. Last Saturday evening we headed to Columbia to celebrate Father's Day with Connors dad. It was good to see everyone and Ellison was a wild woman :) We didn't get home til around 9 and she didn't go to bed til about 9:30.
Playing at T-daddy and Jen's house
Sleepy girl
Ellison with her T-daddy :)

On Sunday morning we started Father's Day off by going canoeing as a family of 4 ;) We actually had to wake Ellison up because she was so tired from the night before. We loaded into the canoe right near our house and had so much fun! Of course as Connor went to take the first picture we noticed that I forgot to put the camera battery back into the camera. I was so mad because there was so many great photos that we missed. Ellison had a blast, she just about did better than me :) We were out in sun and canoeing for almost 4 hours. There were no tears, whining or complaints. Ellison would help row with the paddles, point out birds, fish, bugs and even helped her daddy reel in several fish. She loved fishing so much she would squeal with delight when Connor reeled one in then she insisted on touching every fish, would stick her finger in their mouths and then kiss the fish before putting it back in the water. She is such a daddy's girl :)

We canoed all the way to a spot close to my parents house so when we were done we loaded back in the car and headed to GJ and Poppy's for a little Father's Day celebration with my family! We had a yummy brunch waiting for us and dry clothes :)

Daddy and daughter
Connor, Ellison, Poppy and Claude

We haded home only to get cleaned up then loaded back in the car to head to Columbia to celebrate Father's Day and MeMac's birthday with family! Ellison spent the night with MeMac so I had the whole day to myself on Monday. It was great, I got a lot accomplished!

This whole week has flown by, we were busy once again playing with friends at the park, going to the pool and babysitting...

Playing dress up!
Playing around and being silly!

Now that brings us to this current weekend. We are POTTY TRAINING! It started yesterday and Ellison did pretty well. She wore panties all day except a pull up during nap. The pull up was dry when she got up! Throughout the whole she only had 2 accidents. Today we are staying home ALL day (except for her last swim lesson which she and daddy are at right now as I type). Then depending on how she does today we may try to get out for just a little bit tomorrow.

This upcoming week is very exciting and busy! We have lots of play dates already planned and GUE (my uncle) is coming in town for the 4th of July weekend as well as my brother (Uncle "GoGo"). It is most exciting because we find out the gender of Baby Ball this week! We won't announce til probably Sunday (in a week) because we are revealing to our families over the weekend. We are so excited to find out!!!

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