Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Under the Table

Ellie's new favorite place to explore is under our kitchen table.  She enjoys the challenge of getting in between the posts and then trying to get out.  I've also caught her trying to eat the rungs a few times.  Naughty little girl.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Monday, August 23, 2010

She's Growing Too Fast

I bought Ellie some pajamas the other day.  They were on sale and I had a gift card, but they were for a 12-18 month old.  They were cute so I figured I could wait.  But I brought them home and washed them...and they fit!  She's growing too fast.  She's still too skinny for most of her 6-12 month clothes, but she's so tall!  Stop growing!  

(Don't tell, but sometimes still I dress her in a few 0-3 month pants.  They still fit.  She's so skinny but as long as I let her wear them a little low, you can't tell they're too short for her.)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Scott and I celebrated our two-year anniversary a few days early this year.  We had a total blast.

We started out with a trip down memory lane at Joe's Crab Shack.  We ate at Joe's while we were on our honeymoon and hadn't been back since.  It was delicious and we were stuffed when it was time to leave.

After dinner, we headed over to the Usana Amphitheater for the Dave Matthews Concert.  It was fabulous.  We had good seats and a variety of characters around us to keep us entertained.
Brett Dennen opened who Scott and I both really like.  He was great.

And then Dave came on.  He was fabulous.  Scott has seen Dave Matthews in concert 12 times now.  I felt like such a rookie.

Happy Anniversary Lovey!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

She's Mobile

About two weeks ago, Ellie learned to crawl.  She has been scooting for a long time but finally learned that her arms can move, too.  She can also push herself up into a sitting position.  Now she's into everything.  EVERYTHING.

(looking at the vent)
(Hi mom!)
(I'm stuck!  Help, mom!)

First Cold

This poor little girl got her first cold.  It's so sad.  Her nose is running like a faucet and it breaks my heart.
Of course, she only wants her dad.  I'm just a secondary caregiver around here.  He's the favorite.

Friday, August 20, 2010

How To Eat A Biscuit - by Ellie

Rub it all over your face, smash into your ears and nose so mom finds it days later, smear it on the tray, get some stuck on your neck, clap it between your hands, make some funny faces, and then misplace the biscuit on your shoulder.

She's fun.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Skunk Toy

We went to Cracker Barrel for lunch one day and my mom walked around the store they have with Ellie.  They walked by this toy and Ellie went crazy.  She loved it.

Shopping Can Wear You Out

One of the best parts of our San Diego trip is going to the outlets in Carlsbad.  Ellie was so good to sit in her stroller and humor us while we walked around the shops during nap time.  So I fed her in one of the dressing rooms and gave her her tiny blanket and pacifier.  I turned around for less than 10 seconds and when I turned back...I saw this:
She was asleep!  Hunched over like that sitting up!  I laughed so hard.  Poor girl was sooo tired.

House of, placemats

Kate helped me build a house out of the placemats in our hotel.  Pretty impressive, I think.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

She Wants S'more

At our hotel in San Diego, there was a fire pit we could use.  It was really fun to make s'mores.  And later that week, Chelsea and I made s'mores on the stove.  Ellie has decided she wants to eat everything I eat so I gave her a little taste.

Pure happiness

But then the s'more was gone.
And Ellie had a meltdown.