Monday, March 29, 2010

March 24, 2010

Today was a big day, it was Ella Grace's actual first birthday. We started the day with a play date and ended it with our first cupcake ever! What fun. Caroline came over to play, the girls loved looking at books. The sun was out so I decided to squeeze the girls into Ella Grace's stroller. At one point Ella Grace looked over at Caroline... if she could talk I know exactly what she would have said...what are YOU doing in here? At the end of the day Brian brought home flowers and a cupcake for Ella Grace. She didn't really understand that she was suppose to pick up the cupcake and eat it, as you can see from some of the pics, she tried to eat it hands-free. Too cute!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Birthday party #1

Last weekend Ella Grace went to her first birthday party (excluding when she was 6 weeks old for her buddy Max's bday). The weather was amazing and she had so much fun playing in the sun, chowing down on some mac-n-cheese and chicken nuggets, and hanging with her best buds, Madison, Caroline, and the birthday girl, Lila.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring has sprung!

Auntie Rebs gave Ella Grace a little rocking chair that she loves. She sat for 15 minutes straight on the screened in porch watching Brian mow our front yard.

Monday, March 15, 2010

1st parade

We had a great time with our buddies, the Shearers at our annual St. Paddy's day parade. The weather started out a little chilly, but as the parade went on the sun popped out and it turned out to be a beautiful morning. We were lucky enough to find a spot in front of Brian's work building. It was nice to be able to enjoy a clean bathroom and Brian was even able to help us warm up with some yummy hot chocolate from his office. Ella Grace loved all the loud sounds and the hustle-n-bustle of downtown and the big buildings. Her favorite part of the parade(and ours)was the golden retriever rescue group. Ella Grace was standing between my legs and the next thing I knew a big old furry friend came over for a pet and some lovin. Ella grace loved it!


Last weekend Uncle Justin and Uncle Greg came for a visit before Uncle Greg heads off to Thailand for a year. We had a great time! Ella Grace showed off some of her new skills that the boys hadn't seen yet...eating by herself, clapping, crawling. Ella Grace got to hit the jogging stroller a lot during the weekend. One day Uncle Justin took her out for a run, and the next day Uncle Greg took her for a run. When they returned, Ella Grace had her legs kicked up on the foot bar just chillin. She loved it! As you can see from some of the pics, the party continued even after Ella Grace went to bed.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A special visit

Recently my Auntie Molly and Uncle Alan came for a visit. They got to meet Ella Grace for the first time. We had a great time. We went out for Mexican to celebrate Auntie Moll's birthday. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, so the only shot I got was with my cell phone. Hopefully they will come back soon so we can have more fun and get some better shots!

Baby Buddies~

Ella Grace had a play date last week with her 2 favorite buddies - Madison and Caroline