Saturday, February 26, 2011

Party, Poses and Cheekwood

After about a week, we finally can upload pictures from our camera to our computer again! So I feel really behind...it may take several posts in the next couple of days to completely catch up. So starting with last week :) It was a beautiful weekend, the weather was gorgeous out...it actually felt like Spring!

Our first time to be playing outside on our play set!

LOVE!


Ellison had so much fun playing outside that she passed out on the couch when we got back indoors...

On Saturday we had dance class, ran errands then Ellison had a birthday party to go to for her friend, Hank! His party was at the YMCA...it was a blast :) They had an inflatable and plays mats out for the kids to play on. Ellison was WORN OUT by the time we left...
Taking a break from playing to eat some cake!

Ms. Anna holding Elic at the party (giving mommy a break :)

Right in the middle of playing...

Making an obstacle course with the play mats!

On Sunday, we woke up and went to church...

Ellison "striking poses" before heading to church...

Another "pose"

After church it was so pretty outside (and actually it was in the upper 60's) that we loaded up the kids and headed to Cheekwood for the day! It was perfect...Ellison had such a fun time running through the gardens, being outside in the great weather, playing with dirt and leaves and throwing things in the fountains ;)

Mommy and Ellison hanging out by the fountain

Looking for acorns...

Playing "hopscotch"

Daddy and daughter

Look at these 2 handsome fellas...LOVE!

Mommy and her babes

She is so grown up...she will be 3 in just two weeks!

Throwing acorns in the water


Family photo at Cheekwood :)


Having TONS of FUN!

Silly boy...

It was a wonderful weekend that we spent together!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Checking in...

So the memory card on our camera broke...I am going to buy a new one today so expect an update soon! Hope everyone is well :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Before I post the sneak peek of Elic's 3 month photos I will update you about our week! We had school/work (we actually had a full week with NO snow days!) The weather was truly a blessing...every day after school we played outside. One day we went to the park with friends and had so much fun! This week we also discovered that Ellison has double ear infections, Connor has an acute respiratory infection and double ear infections and I have an ear infection and a respiratory infection. Ellison ended up having an allergic reaction to her antibiotic last night (thankfully it was no worse than a rash but she looked pitiful because it was all over her face!) So we had to start her on new meds. Luckily Elic's ears have cleared up and he is probably the healthiest of us all!

We had a busy day today, I took care of my friends children so I was the mother of a 4 year old, 3 year old, 2 1/2 year old and a 3 month old! Don't tell my hubby but I have to admit, I enjoyed the chaos of it all...I could see myself being a mother of 3 kids or maybe more ;) So I loaded all of the kids and took them to Jump Zone where we ran into more friends! It worked out great and the kids had an absolute blast. We were out and about all day playing until almost 4 o'clock! We had a yummy dinner, put the kids down and I have to admit I think I may be headed to bed here in a few minutes and it is only 9 o'clock!

Before I head to bed I wanted to post the pictures from Elic's 3 month "sneak peek" which we are SO pleased with. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful photographer that we adore and have become friends with. We can't wait to see all of the proofs! Thank you Beth for capturing such sweet moments and memories for us :)

*Click here if you want to see her blog post about Elic's 3 month session...







As Beth put it this was a role reverse...Ellison was not cooperating well during the photo session while Elic was a pretty happy fella throughout the whole thing. However in this photo Ellison was having a blast (because we were playing "airplane") and Elic was not very pleased with flying in the air :)



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy LOVE Day!

Yesterday was Valentine's Day! We had work/school and Ellison had her class Valentine party :) Here is a morning picture of my 2 little Valentine's...
Not the best picture but it will do ;)

My little man...ladies he is NOT available!

My sweetie wearing her Valentine outfit that she picked out...

Ellison and her friend Hattie after their class Valentine party with a bag FULL of goodies and treats!

Me and my babes at school/work after Ellison's party...

Valentine gift from mommy and daddy...more dress up!

LOVE!

Elic got his own personalized lunch tote (since Ellison and I have about a hundred of them I figured it was time for Elic to get one) and it was filled with new pajamas since he is growing SO fast!

My princess posing...

We didn't do a whole lot for Valentine's Day...after school/work the kids and I ran a few errands then went home and played outside for the first time in months! Ellison was excited to play with her outdoor toys (FINALLY!) and her swingset. After the kids went to bed, Connor and I had a simple dinner, champagne and we watched The Bachelor :)

Today I took Ellison to the doctor because she didn't seem quite her happy self. Come to find out she now has double ear infections. Elic is recovering from him (the doctor checked his they were clearing up nicely) but of course Ellison had bad infections in both ears so we are on more antibiotics. I am glad I took her because she has had no fever, not much complaining and it has not disturbed her sleeping. Hopefully she will be back to her healthy self in a couple of days!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Family fun and SUNSHINE!

So you are about to experience some photo overload!
These first pictures were taken during this past week, they are random but super cute!

Connor brought home a seed table to keep in the house. It will be a great way to get our garden started this year and for Ellison to be part of the process in helping take care of it.

Here is Ellison watering the seeds...

Planting the seeds with daddy :)

On our snow day we made some homemade chocolate chip cookies! We got the recipe from Pioneer Woman (she has some of the best recipes!) These cookies were delicious!

Ellison of course helped but really enjoyed eating the dough!

Here are my two favorite fellas!

LOVE!

Such a FLIRTY little man!

We have had a wonderful weekend! Our weekend started on Friday with running a bunch of errands and then Friday night I went out to dinner with my dearest girlfriend at Sopapillas! On Saturday we all headed to Ellison's dance class (we always ALL go to this...it is a fun way to start our weekend as a family :) We saw Ellison's MeMac and her friend Ms. Rita for a little visit. After dance class I took the kids to run errands and attend a birthday party while Connor went home and did some work on the bathroom.

Last night my parents came over to give the kids their Valentine gifts!

Ellison got jelly beans, a Cinderella dress and tickets to go see a Cinderella play with GJ and Poppy next weekend! They got Elic a precious outfit from our new favorite company for little fella clothing called Fore Axel and Hudson...seriously if you have a little man in the family you HAVE to check out their clothing, it is PRECIOUS and STUDLY! My husband wants to buy every collection piece for Elic.
My parents babysat the kiddos so Connor and I were able to go to an early Valentine's dinner! It was a short and sweet date! We ate our favorite...


We LOVE sushi!
Thanks GJ and Poppy for watching the kids!

Today we woke up and went to church then came home and our favorite photographer (Beth Lessard) came over to do Elic's 3 month pictures!
It was hectic and chaotic trying to deal with an almost 3 year old and a 3 month old but we can't wait to see the proofs! Of course I will post the sneak peek as soos as it is up!

After pictures, Elic took a nice long nap, I got lots done inside the house while Ellison and her daddy played outside and enjoyed the beautiful day! YES...it is finally GORGEOUS out, sunshine and about 60 degrees! Ellison was SO happy being outdoors, she loved helping her daddy do a little yard work.



I love this picture of our almost 3 year old!

Here are some other fun pictures that we took of the kids over the weekend...

My two little ones :)

My little man...

Copper got tired of trying to find a place to lay down...
 
XOXO!


Ellison playing with Elic...feeding him his "milk"

My sweet daughter!