Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Our little Ellie Kate is 5 months old today!

Time goes by so quickly. Ellie is FIVE months today. Wow. We love her to pieces and each day she shows us more of her sweet little personality. Here are some photos of her and her sisters over the last week and on the day she turned 5 months old!

Late March 2011 Ellie 5 months!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

20 week Ellie; Brandie's visit and more girlie fun!

Ellie is changing so fast and is turning into quite a little chub (much to our delight since we always had bean-pole babies before!). She's so expressive (especially with her eyebrows) and talkative! She especially likes to hear her own voice when it is quiet in church! She has started using her exer-saucer and loves all of the simulation of the toys that surround her! Ellie's back is becoming a lot stronger and she can sit if we prop her up on her own arms out in front of her! On the downside, she is teething hard-core! She always has her hands/fist/finger in her mouth and seems be experiencing a bit more discomfort with the teething than the other girls did. Hopefully we will only have about one more month before those first pearly whites pop through and offer some relief. She loves her bathtime and her big sisters and continues to be a joy to our whole family!
"Auntie Brandie" also came for Ellie's Baptism at the end of this month (photos to follow shortly) and the girls enjoyed playing and cuddling with her...and Matt and I enjoyed some quality time with one of our favorite people in the world. Brandie, you rock!

Late March 2011 girls


Mid March photos of the girls and G-Gma!

The girls had been so excited about "G-Gma's" visit in the Spring. "G-Gma" is my (Dana's) Grandma on my Mom's side from Kansas City. The girls had last seen her two summers ago and though I am pretty sure that Lorelei remembered her I am pretty sure that Charlotte only remembered her from photos and from Lorelei "talking her up". The girls LOVE her and we are sad to be seeing her go tomorrow.

Here are some other photos of the girls from the past two weeks...Ellie was about 19 weeks here.


Mid March 2011 Ellie 4.5 months and GGma visit


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our Humbold Trip!

We spent a WONDERFUL long weekend (March 11-15) in Eureka visiting our ol' "Gang" of friends and their offspring! We did all of the things that we missed about Humboldt: favorite shops, favorite restaurants, Sequoia Park, the beach, the Cookhouse for breakfast and even the mall (because it was pouring outside and the kids were antsy!) What a great time we all had catching up with old friends and showing the girls the place where Mommy and Daddy first called "home". The kids did a fabulous job tolerating both the hours in the car and the winding road on 299. Thank goodness we had a DVD player! Even little Ellie was a trooper! When can we go back???

Humboldt trip March 2011 Ellie 4.5 months


Monday, March 7, 2011

Ellie in cloth diapers...17 week update!

The cloth diapering of Ellie has been easy as pie and we wish we would have done it with the other two kiddos as well! Here are some photos of her in her various cloth diapers, happy as a clam! The diapers are so cute and she has only had 1 diaper rash despite popular belief that cloth diapers cause more of them. We have loved the experience and we think she has too!

March 2011 cloth diapers


I now hate the color Pink...

"Pink" eye STINKS! Happy Birthday week to me! A double dose of a childhood infection! Nope, the girls did not give it to me. I picked it up all on my own. Curse you bacteria!

pink eye March 2011