Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Henry - 1 month! My cup runneth over....

Today Henry had his 1 month appointment. I can't believe it has already been a month! He is doing great. He loves his paci and his favorite place to be is on his belly in his bassinet (actually the bassinet Brian slept in when he was a baby) Ella Grace is a great big sister. She has mastered putting Henry's paci back in his mouth when he pops it out, she loves to bring me his bib or burp cloth when I ask for it. Every morning when she wakes up she asks for "baby Enry" and whenever she walks by him in his swing or bouncy seat she waves and says "hi Enry!" I love these 2 babies - my cup runneth over......
1 month stats -
weight - 10lbs 5 oz
height - 21 inches
head cir - 38 cm

It's a boy!

The best part of coming home from the hospital after having both my babies is being greeted by the big friendly "we had a baby" stork in the front yard. My handy-dandy father-in-law cut the stork out for us while my artistic mother-in-law painted it both times. Thanks Nana and Papa!

the hunt

This was our first year we didn't head to the mountains to cut down our own Christmas tree. We missed our annual tree trek trip, but it was fun to make new memories with our little family. Ella Grace loved running between the trees and playing pick-a-boo.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

So thankful~

We have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Thanksgiving blessing!

Welcome to the world Henry Thomas Driscoll!

Birthday - November 20th, 2010
Time - 2:58 am
Weight - 7lbs 11 oz
Length - 19 3/4 in.
Head - 13 3/4 in.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Welcome to the world cousin Maaseyah~

Last week Ella Grace got a new cousin! My sister had a new baby. Eema and Grampa came down to spend some time with us and meet their new granddaughter. Ella Grace got to spend a lot of time with Grampa while Eema was helping out with the new baby. Her favorite part of the week was her first visit to Discovery Place with Grampa.

Monday, November 15, 2010

18 months!

I can't believe I am just now blogging her 18th months stats! Needless to say Ella Grace keeps us busy!
Last month Ella Grace had her 18-month well appointment and shots. She did great. She is still a little peanut with her stats as follows:
Weight - 20lbs 25th%
Height - 31 1/4 inches 40th%
Head cir. - 47 cm
She is such a joy to have. I call her my little Diva. Her favorite thing to do is dress up in her Tutu and wear all kinds of jewelry, with her favorite being necklaces. She loves to carry her little purse around and say bye-bye to us as she heads towards the door. She is sooooo verbal. She repeats everything we say! Some of her favorite foods these days are pizza, oatmeal, blueberries, apple juice, cookies, apples, suckers, pretzels, and Chinese food. Some of her favorite activities include coloring with crayons and chalk, pushing her babies around in their stroller, brushing her teeth, playing with puzzles, watching yo gabba gabba, dancing and singing. Ella Grace loves to be outside and cries every time its time to go inside. When we go to the park we have to be sure to bring a ball...she loves to kick it around.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A week filled with Halloween!

This year Ella Grace was a pink piggie for Halloween. I was a little nervous, thinking she probably wouldn't keep the headpiece on, but she was a total champ. The festivities started on Wednesday at our playgroup. As soon as we walked into the house, Ella Grace froze. I wonder what all the kids were thinking. My friend Carrie said she thought all the babies probably were thinking all their stuffed animals had come to life! HA! The party activities continued into Friday in music class. Our Music room is surrounded with mirrors. The kids couldn't stayed away from those mirrors in their costumes! Finally we ended our week of Halloween dress-up at our home Halloween evening. We had Ella Grace's friends over for some yummy chili and organized chaos. I stayed at the house to pass out candy while the gang ventured out for a little trick-or-treating. Brian said Ella Grace did great, she wanted to walk, but made sure Daddy wasn't far from her side. After the group got home and enjoyed some chili, Ella Grace had her first lollipop. Enough said...she was hooked!

Annual pumpkin carving date!

Ella Grace loves her special time she gets to spend with Daddy carving her Ell-a-lantern each Halloween. Check out the before and after pics!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Fun (in 80 degree weather!!)

It's hard to believe it's almost November! Ella Grace has really enjoyed our trips to the pumpkin patch and corn maize. We have had beautiful sunshine the last couple of weekends, so we decided to to venture out to find the perfect pumpkins and fall-time fun. We started our adventures at the corn maize. Lots of fun!!! Ella Grace loved riding the little tractor and picking out a baby pumpkin for her soon-to-be new little brother! Last weekend we tried out the pumpkin patch, we enjoyed a hayride, petting zoo, and special time with our buddies the Shearers!