Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ella Grace's First Birthday party - March 27, 2010

I'm finally getting around to writing a post about Ella Grace's First birthday. I have so many wonderful photographs from friends and family, I was just waiting to get them all gathered up together. The day turned out beautiful and sunny. The spread included BBQ with Mac-n-cheese from our favorite BBQ spot, Macs. We also couldn't forget everyone's favorite....a Chick-fil-a nugget platter! Ella Grace's godmother made her special cupcakes with spring flowers on them. All of Ella Grace's buddies were there enjoying the food, sunshine and bubbles. The adults enjoyed tubs of beer and wine. Ella Grace wasn't so sure about being the center of attention. We put a darling birthday hat on her (that she surprisingly didn't try to pull off) and sang happy birthday to her. She was very hesitant to eat the cupcake...I think stage fright took over, but as soon as everyone cleared the room and I took off her birthday hat, she went to town on a jumbo sized cupcake made just for her! A good time was had by all. As soon as the last guest left we layed her down for a power nap and after that....PRESENTS! I must say, the wrappings were her favorite part. Thank you to all our family and friends that helped us celebrate this miraculous day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He is Risen!

We had a great Easter Sunday. We got to spend it with Nana and Papa, but we started our morning with a visit from the Easter Bunny.

As you can tell from some of the shots, Ella Grace's favorite gift from Nana and Papa were her new shades!

mmmmm.... bsgetti!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

12 months!

Today we went for our 12 month checkup. What a champ Ella Grace was. Nobody told me they have to start getting shots in their ARMS now! Poor thing, she hardly has any meat on her bones and she got 4 shots! She is a little pipsqueak! She is in the 25th percentile. Her stats were-

Weight - 18lbs, 14 oz
Height - 28 inches

Most of my girlfriends who have older children than Ella Grace tell me that each month it just keeps getting better and better. They were right! We have had such a good time with Ella Grace this month. Her little personality is starting to really show! Most of the time Ella Grace is an observer, she likes to sit on my lap and watch people and new objects. She loves her books, we spend so much time each day reading and then she wants to crawl down from my lap and play some more with her books on the floor. She has 4 teeth and is working on her 5th. We had to put baby gates up after I found her on the third step playing with my shoes. Some of her favorite foods this month are chicken nuggets, macncheese, strawberries, pears, carrots, baked chicken, and mashed potatoes. And of course cupcakes. She even had her first Peep last week! Some of her new moves are waving goodbye and reaching her hands up when we say So Big! Her favorite toy this month is her Leap Frog table. Oh and she is officially in the big tub during bath time!