Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pops Future Hunter

My sweet daddy went on a turkey hunting trip a few weeks ago and bought Ella this adorable dress. It says "Daddy's Little Deer". I put it on her today to see if it fits, and it fits perfect.
Thanks Pops!! We love you!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

9 Months Old

Our sweet baby girl turned 1 month older yesterday (big sigh). We celebrated the big day by going to her 9 month well-baby check up. HA! We heart Dr. Lacy. He really is the best, and she loves his beard. She didn't mind this appointment because she didn't get any shots. The shots are always harder on me than on her. We started off by playing 20 questions. I told him the older she gets, the more questions I have. Looking back at her 8 month picture I can really see how much she has changed in the last month. Of course I took a thousand pictures, but what's new. Happy Tuesday!!
The Stats:
Weight - 16 lbs. 7 oz. (15th %tile)
Height - 26 3/4 (25th %tile)
Head - 43 1/2 cm (33rd %tile)
In the last month she...
*got 3 more teeth at the same time (that is not a typo) 8 total
*ate teething tabs like they were candy
*has been banned from her bouncy seat since she tried to catapult out of it
*started clapping and somewhat waving bye-bye
*stills says dada
*started sleeping all the way through the night again
*still has not had any formula, but has tried eggs, bananas, pancakes, cheese, ham, etc.
*is still drinking out of a sippy cup with breakfast ( I hold it though)
*cruises around the ottaman, coffee table, and anything that's stationary
*developed a slight temper when it's not her way
*has had several bruises and 2 busted lips (poor baby)
*doesn't like to be held for longer than about 2 minutes. She would rather crawl.

I think they're looking at Nick

Nosey Rosey

just relaxing

so lady-like

Daddy and his baby girl

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Maribeth

Maribeth, Dave, and Pittman came to Hernando Saturday for her 27th birthday. We went to dinner at Windy City Grille on the Square. It was so good. We are all going to the beach in July so we got a little taste of what it's going to be like. I always wondered why Dave and Maribeth eat their food so I know. Ella requires CONSTANT attention. It's all fun and games until your child is waving a fork around like a lasso. All in all it was a great night and the kiddos were perfect.


The Birthday Girl and Me

crackers in one hand, a gerber puff in the other, drinking some water

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A' Fair

Saturday was the Hernando A' Fair on the Square. They always have the best food and crafts. I was so excited to take Ella this year! She just hung out in the stroller and watched all of the people. She is quite the little observer these days. It was supposed to rain, but it ended up being a really nice day.

Just the girls

After our morning walk Samantha and I headed to Juddlo's for breakfast with the girls. If you are ever in the Hernando area you have to eat there. The owners are so nice and their food is the best. Emerson and Ella just chatted away and chewed on cracker packages. They kept passing the crackers back and forth. Ella tried a couple bites of pancake and some scrammbled eggs and loved it. We enjoyed it and can't wait until next Friday.

Shopping and Mother's Day

My parents and Cam stopped by our house last Saturday on their way to Memphis. Cam needed a suit for his Confirmation. For lunch we went to Cam's favorite place to eat...Chili's. Ella is so well behaved as long as she has a plethora of crackers or a package of kleenex to chew on. We do whatever it takes to get through a meal. It was nice spending time with the fam, and Ella had a great time too.

This Mother's Day was my very first and it was so special!! Being a mom is the best job in the world!! After Ella's morning nap we headed to the Pollan's house for a fish fry. Yum Yum :) They are always the best hostesses. I hope that all you moms out there had a great Mother's Day also.
The pics below are from these two days.

lovin' her some kleenex

pausing for a quick pic

Ella and Uncle Kurt

the only picture of the 2 of us from Mother's Day


Samantha brought Emerson over to play the other day. Emerson is one week older than Ella; so it's always fun when they get together. Emerson can make that baby laugh like nobody's business. It's the funniest belly laugh ever. Samantha jokingly said that Ella needed to teach Emerson to crawl. By the time she left, she was crawling all around. Way to go Emer!! Here are some pics from their playdate. Enjoy!

silly girl

laughing away

I love this picture

sweet Emerson (check out those baby blues)