Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ellison's First Hair Cut!

You read right...after 3 1/2 years we finally decided that Ellison needed to get her first hair cut (or trim I should say :) She still doesn't have lovely, long locks however she does have a head full of hair and when it is combed out the ends are crazy! So we went to Snip Its to get a trim and shape up her ends. Plus I have had several people mention that getting the ends trimmed will stimulate the hair to grow so we will see :)

Getting ready for some snip snip...
A little unsure...
All done with the haircut...moving on to the mani :)
She knows what to do...
Of course we got purple nails :)
Getting a treat for being such a great customer!
First hair cut was a success...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quick Catch Up!

I just feel behind so here is a little catch up and some random pictures! We have been busy with school, soccer, play dates, being with friends and family! Elic is starting to pull up on everything in sight and is really becoming a huge mess :) I love it but man he keeps me busy.


Pulling up and playing his sister's piano...

 Ellison is really loving soccer...here she is having so much fun and getting ready to score a goal!
 Scoring a goal!
 They won their game...snack time :)
Cheering on the VOLS!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Daddy and daughter camp out!

This past Thursday night, Ellison and her daddy had a camp out in the back yard! Ellison was SO excited :) Connor took her fishing then they came back to the house, started a fire, cooked hotdogs and roasted marshmellows for s'mores. Ellison was in the tent and snoozing away by about 8:30. She slept all night til around 7am. She can't wait to do it again! I love my girly camper :)

Fishing with daddy...

Ellison and her pink camping chair...

 She is getting so grown up!
 Daddy and daughter...
 I mean how sweet is that?!
Love these two!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Z-O-O

Last Sunday it was so pretty outside so we loaded up and went to the zoo! The kids had a blast and we enjoyed some family time together...

 Looking through the telescope at the meerkats...
 Bubby checking out the fish!
 Mommy and my little man :)
Riding the carousel with my sweet girl...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Lee!

Last weekend we went to Columbia to attend Lee's 2nd birthday party! It was at a cute toy shop in downtown and the kids all got to paint a monkey on a canvas. Ellison LOVED it! She had a blast painting and playing (Elic really loved playing as well). Thank you Lee for including us in your birthday celebration!

 Ellison painting!
 Playing...
 Bubby playing...
 Go Vols!
 Ellison and daddy painting...
 Eating some lunch with cousin Lee
Ellison and her master piece!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Our new Saturdays!

So our Saturdays have changed and will remain this way for the next couple of months...we have soccer games now every Saturday morning! Last weekend was Ellison's first game :) We woke up and ate a yummy french toast breakfast that Ellison helped her daddy make...

 Bubby didn't have french toast but loved some bananas...

Then we got ready and headed to the soccer fields! So at first Ellison was the one and only child who stood still in the middle of the field (while all the other little girls ran around her after the soccer ball) and she sucked her thumb. We finally pulled her to the side for a little motivational talk (which may have included a strong statement of "if you aren't going to play then we are going home to go to bed.") Well whatever was actually said worked. She went back out on the field and quickly warmed up to the game. Before we knew it she was right on the ball every time and even gave a little "kind" shove here and there...
 Running for the ball!
 Throwing the ball in to her teammates...
 Doesn't she look SO big and grown up!
 Go Ellison!


Well it came time for the last few seconds of the game and here is what our little Miss Soccer Star did...
 She scored the only goal for her team!!! We were VERY proud parents :) Maybe a little too proud if you ask the other viewers about the crazy lady who was screaming with excitement like we just won the lottery!

 Good game!
 Ellison and her buddy Lillian...even if they didn't win they are still number 1 to us!
VERY proud daddy :)


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Elic is 10 months old!

In less than 2 months my precious baby boy will be a year old! WHAT!? I cannot believe it. He has changed a ton and I truly love it however I want him to stay my little baby forever :( My what a blessing he is and there aren't word to describe how much joy he brings to our hearts. Elic we love you so much! Here are some things our bubby is doing these days...

- Eating like CRAZY! I think we have officially said bye bye to baby food. He wants the good stuff. He gets totally mad if we are all eating and not sharing with him. Tonight he ate half of a grilled cheese sandwhich and cut up pears.

- He has 5 teeth (3 on top and 2 on the bottom).

- He caught his first tummy bug and it was NOT fun...

- He still drink about 4 to 5 six ounce bottles a day a long with breakfast, lunch and dinner (oh and snacks).

- He still wears a size 2 diaper but we are graduating to a size 3 with the next pack we buy.

- He wears 9 to 12 month size clothes.

- He is a crawling maniac, has started pulling up on his knees a lot, can go from a laying down position to sitting up and has pulled up to a standing position several times.

- He is starting to reach from me!

- He loves school! From what I understand he likes to share his food with his friends :)

- He takes 2 naps (morning and afternoon) sometimes he does not take a morning nap.

- He goes to bed between 7 and 7:15 at night time and wakes up anywhere between 5:30am and 8am. When he wakes up at 5:30 we give him a little bottle and he will easily go back to sleep til at least 7:30.

- He loves to click his tongue...it is so cute.

- He is starting wave "bye bye"

- He LOVES his sissy more than anybody.

 Loving his red balloon....
 Little stud!
 LOVE!
 Pulling up!
Can't leave out the best big sister :)

Love our friends...

We love all of our friends! I feel like we have been blessed with wonderful sets of friends. We are always doing play dates with people, having friends over for dinners, being invited for dinners, we watch our friends kids and they watch ours. We are so thankful! Last weekend we ate dinner with some of our dear friends, The Pullen Family! Ellison and Marin love each other as do Clara and Elic :) We had a blast (as always). The girls played SO well and the babies were very entertained by their big sisters. Thank you Pullen Family for a super fun evening! Can't wait for next time :)

 Elic and his girlfriend Clara...
 Ellison and Marin eating dinner...
 Watching The Little Mermaid!
 Dancing princesses...





Thursday, September 8, 2011

Soccer Star!

Ellison has started her first soccer season! She had her very first soccer practice 2 weeks ago and has her very first soccer game this Saturday morning! I have to be honest...the girl loved it and sort of looks like she knows what she is doing :) She has 2 of her little friends on her team (Marin and Lillian). These sweet girls look SO cute running around on the field with the gear on and kicking the ball. I am SO excited about her first game this weekend! Here are some photos of her first practice :)

 Lillian, Marin and Ellison
 Her team talking with Coach Brad
 Doing some drills...

 She was so cute, everytime she kicked the ball in the goal she would throw her arms up and do a victory run :)
 Doing more drills with Marin...
 Action shot!
 Clara and Bubby cheering on their big sisters!
 Love my little soccer star!
Ellison and her buddy Marin after practice!