Monday, April 30, 2012

Catching up!

We had a fun morning playing at Pinkerton Park with a dear friend of mine and her kiddos! Ellen and I have known each other since high school. She has 2 sweet babes and another one on the way. It was so great catching up with them and letting the kids play. We miss not seeing you guys more often but are excited to see you again in June when we are in Pasadena!

Mommies and the babies...this shot was quite difficult to get :)
Elic and Harris doing boy things!
They are so handsome!

While we were at the park we ran into another friend...The Pullen girls! So we stuck around and played with them for awhile.
Marin and Ellison playing...

I cannot believe I only have 2 weeks of school/work left before summer break! I am really looking forward to this summer. We have a lot going on and a couple of trips! I know it will fly by but I can't wait to continue to catch up with friends and have lots of play dates!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pampering and Birthday Party!

This past weekend I took Ellison and her BFF out for a little girl time and pampering :) Can I just say I LOVE having a little girl. I had planned a fun afternoon full of surprises for them. Elic stayed home with daddy so it was strictly just girls! Ellison is 4 and her friend Ava is 5. Can I just say how EASY it was bopping around town with the two of them. I barely even had to speak...they were totally engaged in conversation with each other (which the topics of conversation were hilarious and SO innocent). They got a long great and were both smiling and giggling the whole was such a fun time!

First stop...Divas and Dudes to get some mani's and pedi's...

 Ellison set up in the butterfly chair waiting for her pedi :)
 Now time for their mani's!
Drying their nails...
 Happy girls :)

After the salon I took them to the mall to play and run around...
 Taking a ride with Mr. Worm...
And while we were at the mall we took a quick trip to the candy store for some sweets :)

After the mall we made one last stop to the famous...SWEET CECE'S for MORE sweets! They filled their cups with yumEness and we had fun playing in a grassy area in downtown Franklin while eating ice cream. I can't wait to do it again!

Also over the weekend Ellison's friend, Hattie, had a birthday party at Let It Shine Gymnastics. Ellison knew all of the girls that were there from school. They are SUCH a sweet group of girls, I can't wait to have some of them in my class next year for Pre-K. I wish I could have them all :)

Ellison takes gymnastics at Let It Shine so she knew the drill and wasn't scared to do any of the obstacles. We had one tired girl after the party...
 Getting ready to jump on the tumble track

 This little dude cracked us up! He was OBSESSED with the foam pit...he was FEARLESS! He would literally run full steam ahead into the pit and just laugh. Connor would pull him out and he would go right back in. He played more than the girls did I think!
 Elic running into the foam pit...
 Group play in the pit!
 So FUN!
 Lined up waiting to "climb up the mountain!"
 Ellison sliding down the mountain...her face was all smiles!
 Ellison with her sweet friends...
Ellison and the birthday girl!
Happy 4th Birthday Hattie Lou!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Go Ladybug Girls!

As I have mentioned many times...Ellison loves soccer! She asks about it at least once a day and will play soccer no matter the conditions outside. Her little team is called "Ladybugs" or "Ladybug Girls" which is fitting since "Ladybug Girl" is one of Ellison's favorite books. They had their team pictures taken last week. Here is her sweet team of ladybugs with Coach Jill and Coach Brandon...
 I mean how cute are they?!
I am totally NOT being a bragger but my little girl is a firecracker when she gets out on the field! Every game this season she has scored at least 2 or 3 goals if not more. She never wants to stop and when she has her turn to sit on the sideline to be a cheerleader she cheers but also insists on practicing with her daddy til it is her turn to go back in. I just love it!
 Headed towards the goal...
 A little action shot...
 And she is off...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Engagement, Birthdays and Easter

On the afternoon of Easter we loaded up and headed to Columbia. Every year at Meme and Papa's house there is a big Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and we also gather to celebrate Aunt Sarah and Uncle Ben's birthdays! Easter day was gorgeous...the weather was so pleasant. We had a really nice time (my parents drove to Columbia to join in the fun and celebration). The kids loved hunting for eggs and visiting everyone.

 Aunt Sarah and Ellison
 Aunt Sarah and Elic
 Congratulations Aunt Sarah and Danny on your ENGAGEMENT! We can't wait for the big day!!!
 Helping Aunt Sarah and Uncle Ben make a wish! Don't you love the mask?!
 My sister in laws :)
 MeMac with all of her kiddos and grand kiddos...
 Easter baskets at MeMac's house :)
 Elic got some goodies too!
 Yeah so Elic found a new love for suckers and he would NOT let go. He held on for dear life...
I think this might be the cutest picture every! Or I should say the cutest BOY ever!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

First of all Happy Easter everyone! I know this post is delayed, what is new huh?! So our Easter was jam packed this year. The night before Easter we dyed eggs. I meant to do it earlier but for some reason just couldn't get it together. Better late than never :) Ellison enjoyed and Elic was a good observer.

 Dying eggs with the kiddos...
 Ellison patiently waiting to let them soak up their colors!

 The finished product!

The Easter Bunny stopped for a visit and left the kiddos some goodies :)

Ellison playing with her stuff...

The perfect gift for Elic...a golf set. He LOVES to hit the balls and actually "golf" is one of the words he can say :) He will spend a good chunk of time every day just roaming in circles around the house hitting the ball and chasing after it. Daddy is proud of course!

After Easter with the kids and church we all headed over to my parent's house. Of course the Easter Bunny had stopped there as well :)
 One thing Ellison L-O-V-E-S are puzzles. The girl can work any kind of it was fitting that she got a gigantic floor puzzle in her basket.

 A little egg hunt at GJ and Poppy's...
 One thing that is impossible these days is to get Elic to sit still long enough for a decent photo. This was our best attempt of the kiddos with GJ and Poppy!
 Ellison found a Sweet Cece's gift card in one of her eggs :)
 GJ is one happy and proud grandmother of these two munchkins...
 Our family photo...Easter 2012 (I think it turned out pretty cute)
 My two precious blessings...
 Poppy and his grandbabies...he is a total kid himself and can get these two to smile with no effort!
Since pictures of the two of us are slim these days my mom insisted on capturing one...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt!

Last Saturday morning our church held their annual Easter Egg Hunt! The kids always have a good time, they had games, face painting, a visit from the Easter Bunny and snacks. Even Elic participated in a few things this year!