Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
That night I dressed her up again and we tried again. Now, I get get some really cut pictures with her smiling, but I am just not a huge fan of taking pictures indoors. Outdoors is so much better. I just thought this picture was so funny! We put her in her rocking chair, which she usually loves, and this is what she did. She reminds me of a 13 year old slinking back in their chair saying 'Mom, this is so not cool!'. Haha!
Eventually, this is what happened. She was D-O-N-E!
I remember when it used to be hard to take her picture when she started crawling because she wouldn't be still. Well, now we have the problem of walking. I would get her to stand up and back up to take the picture and she would start to follow! It was so cute. I love that she is starting to walk. She is up to EIGHT steps now!!!
Clapping because she was so happy! I love her bright blue eyes!
Monday, December 21, 2009
And the boys. Ella looks like she is just chillin'.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
We dropped Ella off at 6:00 ad went to eat at Texas Land & Cattle. Trey and I both had steaks and they were soooo good. After eating we headed over to Bass Pro Shop to get a Christmas present for one of the guys in our family. This year we are doing the game where everyone draws numbers and #1 gets to open a present and #2 can open a present or steal #1's. The boys are doing hunting/man things and the girls are doing home accessories. I really like the present I bought and really don't want to give it away! After that we headed to Hobby Lobby so I could buy some ribbon and then it was off to get Ella. She was so excited to see us and she had wrecked the baby room! The workers told me she had scattered all the toys around the room. Of course she did, that is what she does at home! She is not happy until all of her toys are out of the basket we keep them in, then she scatters them! I was glad to see she felt comfortable enough to act like herself!
We had such a good time hanging out and talking just the two of us. It was amazing to me that I actually got to eat food without interruptions. That hasn't happened around here in a LONG time!
Saturday night we babysat Ella's cousin, Hunter. It was Kyle & Jennie's 6 year anniversary so they went out to dinner and let us play with Hunter. Ella loves Hunter, but she does not like that she can not hold him and play with him like her other babies. I mean, this baby is so life-like she can't resist!!! Unfortunately we see how she treats her babies, so there was so way we could let her get too close. We let her touch him a couple of time, but she really is like Godzilla!! It was her nap time though she she went to sleep and Trey and I played with Hunter until his parents came and got him. I just know they are going to be good friends and I can't wait until Hunter starts sitting up and crawling so they can interact more!Sunday night we had our Sunday School's Christmas party. Shoot! I forgot to take pictures of Trey and I or the party for that matter. Well, we had a great time! And we had a great babysitter...my mom!!! She drove in to spend some time with Ella and keep her for us. She bought Ella a new baby doll and Ella just loves it! They had a great time while we were out. On Monday mom and I went shopping and out to eat before she had to leave to beat 5 o'clock traffic. We also took Ella to see Santa Clause and that didn't go so well. See the following post.
Poor thing was scared to death of Santa. I really didn't think she would cry, but boy was I wrong. I thought if I sat up there with her she would stop...NOPE! We are going to try and take her again and see if she does better. If not, oh well, I think they are great pictures and will provide lots of laughs in the future when she looks back on them!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
The chandelier in the dining room.
The centerpiece on the dining room table. The living room tree. This is a new tree this year and I LOVE it! I wanted a tree where I could putt ornaments for Ella's first Christmas and fun ornaments.
These are the mantle decorations, also new this year. It was hard to get a good picture, but I love the mantle.
My stocking. Made just for me with what else, zebra!!
Ella's first stocking! It is currently at the monogram shop being monogrammed. I can't wait to get it back! And she had to have animal print too.
Trey's. What more does a hunter need than a camo stocking?!
The Christmas tree on our living room end table.
The breakfast room chandelier. I love hanging the beads from them!
And last but not least. The Reason for the season - baby Jesus. My mom got me this nativity scene this year. I wanted one last year, but couldn't really find one I liked.
Well, that is it for the Christmas decorations. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I still want to add more to it, but I think I might have spent more than enough on Christmas decorations this year. I am not good at doing a little at a time. I want it all right now! If it isn't to yucky outside tomorrow Ella and I just might go shopping and finish both trees and you will get the full view. I am sure you are just on the edge of your seat dying of anticipation!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
So lets see what you are up to Ella. Well, you still weigh just about the same weight as you did last month, just under 25 pounds. I haven't measure you yet, but you do seem to have grown taller because your pants aren't s long. You are still wearing 18 or 24 month clothes.
You eat stage 3 baby food, puffs, yogurt, grated cheese, and on Thanksgiving you ate some shredded turkey. Your favorite veggies are squash and sweet potatoes and you will eat any fruit but you love bananas. You no longer take a bottle at all, which was never really your thing since you are still nursing, so the only time you ever got a bottle was when we started to introduce juice a couple of months ago. You are now drinking out of a sippy cup! You now also only nurse 4 times a day. Only a few more months a we will be done with that too. You are sooo happy! You love to laugh and smile. You are also very inquisitive and like to be able to figure out things by yourself. You love opening all the cabinet drawers and doors in the house and pulling everything out of them. You are a complete mommas girl. I can never be too far away or you get awfully upset. I have to admit I like that because it lets me know you love me too!
You say mama, dada, bye bye and try to imitate the sounds your Dad and I make. You do clap when I ask you to and you still seem like you are days away from walking. I know I said that last month, but it just seems like you will be doing it any day now. I even bought you some squeaky shoes which seem to have increased your bouncing while standing! You 'dance' when you hear music or a beat. Let's hope you have your mommas rhythm and not your dad's!
In preparation for Christmas you have been playing with this empty box untying the ribbon and opening the lid. I think you are going to do a great job tearing in to your presents! Now if only I could teach you to sit more lady like! You are just so much fun and so full of love and spunk! You entertain your Dad and me constantly. We love you so much!!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Okay, so onto the tree. I am STILL not finished decorating it. I just put the ribbon on this morning and I need to get some god twiggy things to stick out of it and I need to do something with the top. I am thinking a ton of twiggy things bursting from it. It is a monochromatic tree, all shades of Amber. See, you can tell I am not done yet because in the bottom left hand corner there is a picture frame with no picture in it. Yes, I did have these last year and yes I never put a photo in them. I left it that way for the whole Christmas season, but I am not going to let that happen this time. Ella's beautiful face will be right smack dab in the middle of these!