Friday, May 30, 2008

4 Year Well Check

So, everyone besides the Grandparents will probably want to skip this post, but I had to post it just for them! :)

Ella had her 4 year well check at the doctor today, and she is looking great! 36 pounds (60th percentile) and 41 3/4 inches (90th percentile). She passed her hearing and eye tests with flying colors. I have to admit I was relieved to hear that since Reid and I have such horrible eyes! She also got all of her 4 year shots. Poor thing :( She is doing everything developmentally that she should. She's a happy, healthy growing girl! :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Breast Feeding Hero

Did anyone hear about this? I thought this was so amazing, and it really touched my heart has a current nursing Mom. Thought I would share with you all....What an amazing selfless woman!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Today we broke out the pool, and took our first swim of the season! The pictures are a little dark because I had the pool set up in the shade.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ella's Princess 4th Birthday Party

Here are a few pictures from the party. We had a great time!! The girls made foam princess hats as they arrived at the party. Next was a lunch for the girls-heart shaped PB&J sandwiches, cheese cubes, fruit, chips and juice boxes. After lunch we played "Pin the Crown on the Princess" and "Musical Crowns"-complete with prizes for everyone. We topped the party off with cake and presents. Special thanks to my awesome MOM who stayed up late with me the night before to decorate the room so that Ella would be surprised the next morning!! THANKS, MOM!!! :)

The Birthday Princess!!

The Table

The Grand Entrance (A.K.A. Creativity with Crepe Paper 101..haha)

The Princess Dining Room

Having a blast!

A little lunch

The cake I made!!

Make a wish!

How sweet is this picture?

All the princesses in Yaya's beautiful garden.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hilarious Bouncing Ball

This is a video of Cooper thinking a bouncing ball is the most hilarious thing he has ever seen! So cute...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Sweet Ella!

Ella is 4 YEARS OLD today!! Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!! We had a great birthday weekend. Yesterday we had a princess party with some of her friends, and had a great time. (I will post pictures tomorrow) Today we celebrated by making blueberry pancakes, playing outside with her new outside toys, a trip to the playground and while Cooper was down for a npa, I took her to "Sweet and Sassy"-a brand new salon for girls under 12. She got her hair done (complete with glitter hairspray of course!), make-up, and nails!! So fun :) We finished out the day with her choice of birthday dinner-chicken, green beans and kraft macaroni and cheese-oh, and of course leftover cake from the party the day before!

We love you sweet Ella! Happy fourth birthday!!! We are so proud of you!

Here's some pictures of Ella from her birthdays the past four years!

Little newborn Ella

Ella's First Birthday

Ella's Second Birthday

Ella's Third Birthday

Here's Our Beautiful Girl Today!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Rainy Day

It was a rainy day today, and Ella had some energy to burn, so I sent her outside in the backyard in her raincoat, rain boots and umbrella while I started dinner.

Ella's Mommy

Look what Ella made me at school for Mother's Day! :)

It reads:

" My Mommy is 4 years old. My Mommy's favorite flower is the tulip and her favorite color is yellow. My Mommy's favorite thing to watch on T.V. is Max and Ruby. My Mommy's favorite book to read is the Bible. My Mommy likes to eat fruity cheerios and drink milk. My favorite thing to do with my Mommy is to play dollies with her. My Mommy's job when I'm at school is to take care of Cooper and take care of my home. My Mommy's favorite place to go shopping is the grocery store, and I get a cookie there. I love my Mommy because she is beautiful!"


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Random Cuteness


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Everything BUT Mama

Cooper started saying Mama yesterday! Of course, he wouldn't say it when the video camera came out! Make sure you watch until the end for the grand finale ;)

We're off to see the wizard....

If you go for a walk around the neighborhood, and you hold hands with your 3 year old and sing while skipping "Weeeeeeeeeeeee're off to see the wizard......", apparently this is sooooo FUN and makes you the coolest Mom EVER in the eyes of said 3 year old. :)

On another note, today was my due date with Ella 4 YEARS AGO!! What?! 4 years....crazy.....

7 Months Update

This just in, Cooper now officially rolls from back to tummy, and he is SO stinkin' proud of himself! HUGE smile when he rolls over. :) So cute...

Look out world, he's on the roll!

Monday, May 12, 2008

7 Months!

Cooper turned 7 months yesterday! Here are 7 things about Cooper to celebrate his 7 month birthday:

1. I SWEAR he said Mama today! I tried to get it on video to no avail. I will post that video later.

2. He is getting up on his hands and knees and rocking a little bit. I wouldn't be surprised if he were crawling by the end of the month! We'll see.....

3. He now eats breakfast everyday. Oatmeal with ground flax seed and bananas mixed in. Yum, yum :) So, because of the added breakfast, I dropped the nursing session right before his morning nap. He's not been a huge happy camper about that, but he has done great with dropping it and has continued taking his morning nap no problem.

4. He thinks his sister is soooooo funny!!

5. He is in a "big boy" car seat now! No more baby carrier for Cooper! He's loving it too, because he sits up higher, and it doesnn't lean back as much.

6. We started giving him foods out of a mesh feeder. So far he has tried banana, honeydew and watermelon in it. He LOVES it!

7. He is spitting up a lot less now. Yahoo!!

I can't believe how big he is getting! We are loving each and every day with him!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dance Recital 2008!

Here are pictures from Ella's dance recital! These are pictures from the dress rehearsal (a couple are from the actual performance day), as we were not allowed to take flash pictures during the recital. But check out my sister's blog for some awesome pictures from the recital that she was able to get without a flash...she's got a cool camera!

Ella did SUCH an awesome job! It was so fun, and they were SO cute! I will post the performances as soon as we load it on the computer. But for now, enjoy the pictures!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother's Day Tea

Yesterday, Ella's class had a Mother's Day Tea! Cooper stayed home with Yaya, and I got to go and have a little girl time with Ella. They served a little lunch, and gave all the Mom's a gift. It was very cute. Here are some pictures from the event.

Lunch that her teachers prepared

My Girl :)

The Mother's Day plate she made for me!...That got dropped and shattered on the pavement 4 hours later :(

Dylan, Maggie, Ella, Cayley