Monday, May 21, 2012

Ella's First Birthday. Part 1

My Ella Claire is ONE!  We made it a whole year!  Since Ella's party was two weeks after her real birthday, we spent the day celebrating together - mommy and E.

Ella wakes up every morning with a huge smile and giggles.  My heart explodes at least 8 times a day with this kid.  Daddy and mommy sang happy birthday and Ella clapped along.  Again, heart exploding.

We made E's favorites for breakfast - pancakes, chicken apple sausage and pears.

After lunch, we went to Party City to check out the birthday girl hats and buy E a balloon.  I always let her carry an Elmo balloon around the grocery store, but I'm cheap and I put it back before we leave.  She finally got to take one home!!

We waited for Daddy to get home and ate our dinner so we could finally eat our cupcake!  Do you like our party hat choice?

Daddy's home!! Time to get this party started!! I love this little expression.  

We moved the party outside.  Prepare for picture overload.

Happy Birthday my sweet bug. Thank you for a wonderful day. We love you to the moon and back. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

ELLA GROWS!! 11 Months!!

This update is over a month old!  I started it weeks ago, but never pushed publish.  Since her 12 month update is due, we will just go with a bunch of pictures for Month 11. Ooops!  

I can't get over how sweet this baby is!  

She really just loves to eat.  Maybe that explains the collection of rolls on her arms and legs...

She still only has two, but her little vampire teeth are coming in!  I guess she decided to wait on the front middle teeth...

Awesome Stuff Ella is Doing:
Playing, Playing, Playing!!
Ella loves all of her little friends, even Chloe!!
Ella loves any kind of paper.  We are working on not eating the paper..  Here she is helping daddy with work and clipping coupons with mommy. 
YAY for the park!
Ella loves her Uncles and Auntie Bean!  
Ella has started snuggling her stuffed animals, but her house is still her favorite toy. 
Girlfriend has the best bedhead EVER!  I don't know when her hair will ever lay down flat, but everyone comments on it when we are out running errands and she eats up the attention.
Playing at the park. Cool hats make us look extra fancy!
I know I say it every month, but I can't believe she is almost one.  She has grown so much in the last year and its hard to remember how tiny she once was.  I love love love you doodle bug!