Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Western Day

They had Western Day at the school a couple of weeks ago and Emma looked so cute all dressed up! I had to take a few snaps of her. Nathan's western day was the next day and I must have forgotten to take pictures of him.

Anyway, here is my pink cowgirl...


Swinging With Grandma

This picture cracks me up. Remember when I said Ellie doesn't let anyone else hold her? Here is the proof. We threw a little first birthday party for my cousin's baby and my mom wanted me to take a couple pictures of him. I needed two hands to do that. The second Ellie left my arms, she began crying. I was literally done taking pictures in five minutes and ran over to her to take this picture. She's not wailing here, but she's very upset. If you click on the picture you can see it better.

Anyway, I love this picture because Emma is beyond thrilled and Ellie is the opposite. Emma would swing on this swing all day if we let her

Sunday, March 25, 2012

8 Months Old

Please just go ahead and pretend like I posted this a month ago. I'm late, as usual with going through my pictures and posting. Three kids keep me pretty busy!

So, my baby is 8 months old. That year mark keeps getting closer and closer and my heart breaks a bit more. I love seeing how my babies grow up, but how how I wish I could just bottle them up as babies.

This month has been a hard one. We found out Ellie has Infantile Esotropia, which I keep telling myself is not the end of the world. You just hate to hear that something is "wrong" with your baby. She is wearing a patch for an hour a day and the dr wants her in glasses all day--which I might add is pretty difficult with a 8 month old. She does look very cute in them, though, and we bought Emma's favorite color--pink! We will go back in May to decide on surgery. :(

Ellie is seriously such a happy baby. She still doesn't let anyone else hold her AT ALL. People think I am exagerating when I say that, but I swear I'm not! Garett can't even hold her, not for a second. I am trying to soak it all up because I know that there will be one day that she won't want me to hold her, hopefully that won't be for many, many years, though!

She is a pro at sitting up and and at army crawling. She hasn't quite mastered the up on all 4's thing yet, but she can army crawl anywhere she wants and very fast! It is cute to watch. With mobility comes to other very frustrated kiddos. She can now get into all of their toys and boy does she!

We started her on Puffs, Yogurt bites, and Crunchies this month. She thinks they are delicious! She's great at her little pincher grasp and always wants to have something in her fingers during meal time. The girl loves her Crunchies!

The weather has been beautiful and so we have been spending a lot of time outside. Ellie LOVES being outside. We spend hours outside every evening and she eats it up. Our neighbor has a little boy that is two months younger that Ellie and they just chill on a blanket watching their brothers and sisters. She also loves to swing. At first she was pretty unsure, but then she realized how fun it is and hates to get out.

And in true Ellie Bean fashion, she let's me know loud and clear when she is done!

To the moon and back, baby...


Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

It's that time of year again and we couldn't be more excited! Nathan's first T ball game was Saturday and he did so good. This is his third year to play and most of the team has stayed together. He's had the same coach and assistant coach for all three years. They are both just really great with the kids. This year, two of the boys in N's class are plaing with him, so he is loving it!

Yesterday, he started out in the pitching position and it was just so cute. So many of the balls were hit his way and everytime he'd catch it and throw it to first, his smile would go ear to ear. He'd look over to us and give us a huge thumbs up. I love this kid so much!

Go Orieles!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Can this child please just stop growing? He is getting so big and turning into such a little man. He is my rule follower, my sensitive one, my oldest baby...


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