Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

She Speaks!

Ella says Mama Dada now... so annoying.  She likes cheese too.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christmas in Breckenridge!

Ella woke up with a fever the day before we were supposed to leave for Breckenridge. It was her first time to be sick and I might have overreacted a bit. She has a stuffy nose and was in a grumpy mood, but her fever never got about 101. I took her to the doctor just to make sure she would be ok to fly. I didn't want her eardrums to explode on the plane!

Dr. Terry gave the the OK to fly and said she just had a little virus.  Broke my heart.

Traveling with Ella is always an adventure. We learned a lot on her first plane ride and timed things much better the trip. Bottle during takeoff = passed out baby for most of the flight. She even got some compliments from our fellow passengers!  Go Ella! We also won't be taking her stroller to the gate anymore because wearing her in the Bjorn was so much easier and she loved checking out all the Christmas travel craziness at the airport. We always arrive super early to allow time to hand check the stroller and Ella's milk at security. They completely ignored her milk so good thing I wasn't carrying on explosives...

I love renting cars through National - you get off the bus and get to pick any car you want in the lot!  I had lots of fun walking up and down the aisles. Bobby wanted a Dodge Charger and I wanted a cute little Volvo thing but neither one would fit all of our luggage. I am amazed by the amount of crap a 16lb baby needs. We settled for the family Ford Taurus and it was actually really nice. Unfortunately, the drive to mountains was a bit disappointing due to the lack of snow.  

We arrived and Ella got some snuggle time with Grandma and Grandpa. We ate a ton of food, shopped around town and waited for Santa to come.

This is Fred.

Fred drove Jake and Biz nuts. Fred likes PowerBars. 

Christmas morning arrived and Santa Grandpa and Santa Grandma came!!  

Ella started opening her presents.  She got a new baby doll, sparkle Toms and an activity table!  
Can you say spoiled?! 

Such a happy girl!

We bundled up the bug and took her on her first walk in the mountains. 

We spent the rest of the day hanging out and eating an enormous amount of food.  

We woke up the next day and hit the slopes. I haven't skied in two years because of that whole pregnancy thing and I was treated with my kind of ski day - sunny and warm! I busted my butt on the last run of the day and jacked my knee a little.  

Ella was the cutest baby ever in her fur hat!! Jake likes it too!

This is the face she makes when she is yelling for attention.  Kills me every time. 

Our trip home was pretty uneventful. Ella was a little fussy on the plane but fell asleep after take off. I forgot to pack her vegetable for dinner so I think she was a little hungry - ooops!  

Ella had a wonderful first Christmas - Santa Grandpa and Grandma must have thought we were all very good last year! I think I gained 5 lbs, but it was totally worth it. We hope you all had the best Christmas and Happy New Year!  We can't what to see what 2012 has in store for Miss E!  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ella Grows!! 8 Months!!

Baby girl is 8 months old!!  I can't even believe how fast time is flying.  I wish I could press pause and keep her tiny forever, but I am obsessed with the little person she is becoming.  She is hilarious with a spunky personality and is laughing most of the day. She has sweet snuggle moments and adores her daddy. 

Taking her monthly picture is getting more and more difficult.  Proof:

ONE!!! and one more on the way. I feel like this little tooth tried to pop through for weeks and I am so glad it finally cut through. The drool has almost stopped, but I know it will pick back up as soon as the next one is ready.

Mommy and Ella at Zoe's 4th birthday party
She is still loving almost everything except for avocado and peas. She is doing a great job with her sippy cup and we are starting cheerios and tiny vegetables next week!

Ella has been making this funny face when she eats the past couple days. She also does it when looking in the car seat mirror in the back of the car. Weirdo.

Awesome Stuff Ella is Doing:
E went to her first bar to see Uncle Mike. She is such a daddy's girl and has even started to say dada. I am pretending that she doesn't really know what it means, but she always says it a lot when Bobby gets home from work. Ugh.

Happy Hour at Red's and Top Golf! 

Monkey is a master sitter now! She finally decided that sitting is fun and has stopped lunging forward the moment her booty hit the ground. She is scooting all over the place and I think she will start crawling super soon.

My sweet face lovie bug

Oh my how she's grown!!

I have already started planning Ella's birthday that weird?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas Eve Eve at Grammie & Pop's!

We have been switching between our parent's houses for the past couple years and this year Christmas belonged to Grandma and Grandpa D.  It's hard to be away from my family on Christmas day, but Grammie and Pop made Christmas Eve Eve super special for the nugget's first Christmas.  Ella wore her new Christmas dress with fancy fur trim!

Santa Pop 

Grammie and her girl

Ella's first stocking! Stockings are always my favorite part and Santa did not disappoint this year!

 E was more interested in eating the paper.   We had a mid-opening presents bow change when Santa left this fabulous one in E's stocking. 

I framed a picture I took of Austin during one of his football games.  
I want him to hang it next to his Vince Young signed picture.  HA!

 E's favorite gift was this little birdhouse full of birdies.  
She has been toting them around everywhere we go.  

Bobby and I raked it in this year!  He finally got a REAL pair of cowboy boots and he looks super hot in them.  I got a sewing machine.  I haven't taken it out of the box yet, but I see some super crafty projects in my future... Delloise doesn't believe me.   Austin got Beats headphones and now he doesn't listen to anything anyone says.  Teenagers!  It was a fabulous Christmas Eve Eve with Grammie and Pop and I know Grammie is excited about Christmas morning with E next year. 

Next up:  Christmas in BRECKENRIDGE!