Friday, August 16, 2013

First Day of School!

Last year I home schooled Ella. I winged it. All alone. it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But in the end I think we both loved it. Then I learned of this awesome school, where she could attend 2 days a week and stay home with me 3 days a week. The school teaches all of the concepts, we reinforce at home. Sign me up! So Tuesday was her first day. And she loved it! She wanted to go again the next day.

Dropping Sissy Off

It's going to be a long wait for her until Tuesday comes again. Something fun- she already knows half of her class already! Somehow her particular class is full of children from our church.That has made the transition much easier for her. As for the drop off- I only cried before we left. When I saw her in her cute uniform. She is blossoming into such sweet young girl. We are all so excited to see what this year holds!

Ella on her very first, first day of school (2 years old), and this year, almost 7. Growing fast!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We're Back?

After a super long hiatus, we're back??

We took a break and moved to another blog server (Posterous) which no longer exists. Sad. I swear since the arrival of instagram, many, many people have slacked on the blogging. Including  me. I think I may want to get back to it. Maybe. We'll is really nice to have this written record to look back on. Hmm...

My last post here, Caroline was 6 months old. Ella, 4 years old. Here they are now- Ella almost 7 and Caroline 3! Wow does the time fly.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Blog!

After much debate, and a bit of work, we have decided to find a new home for our blog. Check it out (and bookmark us) at:

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Aunt Laura, Cousins Mia, Beckett and Macy

Mapping it out.

Cinderella's Castle!
Such a trooper.

Splash Mountain!

Mia and her ice cream.

My oh, my did we have fun! This was E's first trip to Disney, and she loved it. She even road the Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain! Caroline was such a trooper. She only slept 30 min. the entire day, and was still so happy. What a great day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What We've Been Up To

E with cousins Macy and Mia. And Donald Duck.
What have we been up to? Hanging with our precious family-J's brothers, our sister-in-law and their 3 sweet children, a little bit of Disney and a whole lot of fun. Much more coming soon!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat

Ella had a great time this year, though I think her favorite thing was handing out candy when we got home. Caroline just enjoyed being cute.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


So thankful for our precious little family.

Pumpkin Patch Kids

Took the girls to the pumpkin patch today. Lots of great pictures. Too many to choose from!

Look at the little teeth popping through!

Mama's Little Pumpkin

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New 'Do

Ella and her sassy new 'do.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Big Week

Last week was quite a week for Miss Caroline- she turned 6 months, started to sit up, had her first solids, and sprouted her first tooth (she now has two)! She is growing up so fast! A few iPhone pics, real pics to come...

School Celebration

What birthday would be complete without a proper celebration at school. Mama brought in treats (donut holes), and we celebrated with her class. It was so sweet to watch her in her element. Look at our big 4 year old!

More Birthday Fun

Ella and her BFF.
Ella's birthday was well celebrated this year. Her first party was her friend party, a great morning at the park. Lots of playing, cake and presents with her precious little friends. The weather was gorgeous, we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

6 Months

Here we are at 6 whole months, half a year! Whew, slow down little girl! She is still a little peanut- weighing in at 13 lbs. 6 oz. and 25 inches. Dr's are happy with her weight though. She has a nice amount of pudge, she's just more petite. It's fun to have a petite little one. Her babbling has increased recently- her latest additions are bababa and dadada. So cute! She is really close to sitting up by herself, still a bit wobbly, but more steady every day. She loves to play on the floor, and rolls all over the place. Time to start scoping out the floor extra carefully, as everything ends up in her mouth. She also really loves to play in her exersaucer. Planning to give her her first solids tomorrow. She is such a happy, sweet little baby!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to Ella!

Can hardly believe my baby is four years old! Wow! She seems like such a child now, so grown up. She is quite a talker, and especially loves to talk on the phone. She asks to call her Nonni nearly every morning. It's too cute! She is loving 3K. She can identify all of her letters, and knows their corresponding sounds. She really enjoys art of all kinds, but especially painting and drawing. She loves music, especially jazz. Her imagination is just exploding. I get a kick out of it all day every day. The things she comes up with during independent play are just precious. She is such a sweet girl, and has changed our lives forever. We are so grateful for this amazing gift. Happy Birthday, Precious Ella!