Wednesday, April 27, 2011


We had a wonderfully busy Easter weekend! Ellie enjoyed her "first Easter" and the girls loved everything about it! The bunny didn't even scare them this year! We had a great weekend of family and friends and the rain even held out so that we could do some Easter-egg hunts! Fun, fun, fun!

Easter, April 24, 2011, Ellie almost 6 months

Easter MORE 2011


Friday, April 22, 2011

Ellie is "sittin' pretty"!

Well, Ellie beat the clock and decided that she would sit by herself before her 6 month birthday! She does pretty darn well considering how much cloth diaper fluff she is trying to balance upon! She topples over every few minutes which is both sad and hilarious all at the same time...she never seems to mind it. Instead she just grins and uses the opportunity of lying prone to soak up a new view of the room and to just"chill". She is such an easy going little girl! And boy oh boy does she look like her Daddy in these photos!

Uncle Kyle stopped by today while on duty. He was working our "beat" this shift and came by for the girls to play with his cool police car and all of the noisy buttons! We love you Uncle Kaka!

The big girls are in pre-Easter-excitement mode and are looking forward to a weekend filled with egg hunts, family and wonderful food...and one of our favorite things about Easter weekend: Fr. Kelly's song and guitar playing during the Homily on Sunday. We'll be sure to post photos and updates after the craziness of the weekend subsides. We hope you all have a joyous and blessed Easter weekend.

April pre-easter 2011


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dirt is always better than good clean fun!

I think that these photos will explain themselves...the big girls had a blast tonight playing in Daddy's freshly tilled dirt in the backyard! First they were digging with shovels, then their shoes came off and the next thing we knew they were diving in the dirt! What fun! And what a lot of work for Mommy at bathtime!

Dirt play mid april 2011


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mid-April sunny weather!

There was finally a break in the rain over the last week so we were able to spend some much needed time outside with the kids! The walls were closing in on them so to have some time to stretch their legs outside was GREAT! Ellie Kate enjoyed some time in the sun and her first feel of grass and Daddy tackled the "ivy sticks" in our front yard (dead birch trees with ivy covering them) and yanked them out with the family tractor. Everything is more fun with a tractor, right? With the help of Grandpa Chad, Uncle Kyle and our neighbors, the four trees were chopped up and hauled to the backyard for future firewood in NO time! Thanks guys! The girls sure enjoyed watching Daddy work on the tractor and loved climbing on it while it was parked in front of our house. We spent some fun times with our friends the Morenos and Daddy and his buddy Mando hauled 5 yards of compost to our back yard...the start of changing our back yard from a barren waste-land to a green escape (hopefully). (Mommy and Chrissy escaped during the dirt work for a shopping trip!) We know the backyard-makeover process will take some time but it was nice to get a start on it! Ellie is now five and a half months and is growing and changing by leaps and bounds! She cut her first bottom tooth the other day and is working hard to get the second one through. Soon she'll be sitting on her own! Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner! Where is 2011 going??

Mid April 2011


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ellie Collage at 5 months!

5 month Ellie collage


Friday, April 1, 2011

More Baptism Photos from talented Larry!

Ellie Baptism Larry photos


Ellie's Baptism!

Ellie Kate Baker was welcomed into the Catholic Church this past weekend! Here are photos of her special day and all of the wonderful friends and family who were there to be a part of it. Auntie Alice and Uncle Brad are her adoring Godparents. Lucky little girl.

Ellie's Baptism March 26th 2011