Wednesday, June 30, 2010

1st visit to the zoo

While visiting my parents, Ella Grace, my dad, and I headed to the zoo for a visit. This was Ella Grace's first trip to the zoo. Her favorite animals were the ducks, peacock, birds, giraffes, otters,and sea lions

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

organizing and pool time in Muncie~

Ella Grace and I traveled up to IN to spend some time with my parents. We spent a few days in Muncie, but the majority of the trip was at the lake. While we were in Muncie Ella Grace decided to help my mom organize her Tupperware drawer. We were eating dinner and the next thing I knew it was really quiet, Ella Grace had decided to crawl into the drawer when she couldn't reach all the pieces! On our last day in Muncie we headed over to the swimming pool I grew up at. I was a lifeguard there for too many years to count. It was fun to see my daughter hanging out where I once was at her age. More to come on our lake trip later!

My favorite thing to do....

Ella Grace loves her books. She spends hours each week sorting through her books on her bookcase and in her book basket. If I have something I need to do, I plop her down in front of her books, she doesn't make a peep!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I love my Bestie

Last weekend we got to help celebrate Ella Grace's little friend Caroline's 1st birthday. This was birthday #3 out of the fabulous 4. The weather was beautiful. Ella Grace loved playing in the baby pool full of balls. She loved the yummy pasta salad and even got to chow down on some pink marshmallow! Needless to say a great time was had by all and a great nights sleep that evening too!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This is what happens when you forget to zip up the diaper bag......


Ella Grace is going to be a big sister! The stork is coming to visit our family December 1st. We are so blessed and couldn't be more grateful!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mad Max"s birthday and a special visit weekend!

Last weekend was quite busy for us. Luckily it was a 3 day weekend with day 3 filled with rain and summer thunderstorms...I say luckily because we were exhausted after our fun-filled weekend.
We started out the weekend with a special visit from the Rileys! Ella Grace and Harrison got to meet for the first time. After many countless cancelled weekends, Emy, Dylan, and Harrison finally got to meet our sweet little cupcake. We had a great time. The weather was nice so we went out for pizza and enjoyed the sunshine on the patio. Harrison was such a little sweetie and even went in for a kiss!
The 2nd half of the weekend included Max's 2nd birthday party. Ella Grace enjoyed jumping in the fun house with the balls and loved the fire engine birthday cake with ice cream. Even a real fire engine stopped by to wish Max a happy birthday! Happy birthday Mad Max!