Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Best Afternoon

We had the best afternoon.

She tried on her cousins' helmets...
(In these pictures, she's looking at herself on the camera of my phone.  Obviously so pleased with her appearance.)

Say "Cheese!"

We went on a wagon ride...

And then we helped Grandma water her plants.

We are so ready for summer.  Let the fun begin!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Garbage Thief

I was making dinner the other night while Ellie was being perfectly lovely:  watching a show and playing with her toys.  Until I turned around and noticed this.
Yep, that's the core of a pineapple.  Ellie took it straight out of the garbage and started to chomp on it.
At least none of the pineapple was wasted.  Yummy!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rocking Horse

My grandpa made Ellie her very own rocking horse.  She LOVES it.  She rocks back and forth so hard sometimes I think she is going to hit herself in the face.  She can climb up and down off of it all by herself (although, it isn't the most graceful or accident-free process sometimes).
Thanks Grandpa!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tub Time

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Ottoman

Ellie was having a rough night a few weeks ago.  Scott was finishing a school project and Ellie kept wanting to press the power button (and every other key) on his computer.  We had to block her off from Scott which made her even more upset.  I emptied everything out of the ottoman/toy chest trying to find something while she tried to crawl into it.  She eventually succeeded and we gave her my phone so she could watch a show in there.
Whatever makes her happy, right?

Monday, May 16, 2011


We're ready for the sun!  Come on summer!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ice Cream

A few weeks ago, we went to Baskin Robbins to get some gold medal ribbon and mint chip (the two best flavors in case you were wondering).  Ellie spent most of the time pushing the chairs around the store but would occasionally come back for another bite.  She's way too cute.


Saturday, May 14, 2011


Easter was so fun this year.  Who knew holidays were even more fun as a parent than they were as a kid?

On Saturday night, we colored and dyed our eggs.
Such concentration...

When Sunday morning came, Scott and I were both so excited for Ellie to wake up but she just kept sleeping and sleeping and sleeping.
The Easter Bunny left her some sidewalk chalk, bubbles, playdoh, a book about Jesus, and a few treats.

Finally, she woke up and we tried to help her understand the whole "egg hunt" concept.

She eventually, sorta, kinda, figured it out.  Mom and Dad helped a lot.

After church, we went to Great Grandma and Grandpa Lovejoy's house for dinner and another Easter egg hunt (which Ellie refused to participate in because in their backyard is a swing set.  Hello?  Eggs or a swing?  No question which one she prefers.)  She also developed a crush on her cousin while she was there.  He was sitting and listening to Great Grandma like a good little 10ish year-old and Ellie kept walking up to him and tapping him on the shoulder so he would pay attention to her.

What a fun Easter.  Holidays with a kid are the best.