Sunday, February 28, 2010

First time in a restaurant high chair...

Ellie loved sitting up in the high chair at a restaurant last night in Twin Falls, Idaho.  What a big girl!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Baby Prison

Greg created a "baby prison" so that Ellie would stay safe while we got ready this morning.  Good job, Nervous Nellie!

Friday, February 26, 2010

My child is a bully...

We will keep trying to teach Ellie not to beat up on babies smaller than herself.  It is a hard job, but we must do it!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Ellie and I got to hang out with Gwen, Shannon, Vicki, and Jo today.  Those ladies sewed on quilt projects, I crocheted a little flower, and Ellie laughed at Ivan.  A fun way to spend the day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I wish I were this flexible - not only physically but mentally and emotionally!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First Night in the Bishop's Office

Greg got back from Las Vegas tonight about 6:45, and I was headed out the door to a Relief Society Meeting.  I was planning on taking E with me, but he said he wanted to spend time with her.  So after feeding himself and her, Greg packed up the Love and headed to the church for his first weeknight in the Bishop's office.  I tried to get an official picture of him at the desk, but he told me he didn't want to pose.  Go figure...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Picture from a 12-year-old

Greg has home taught a wonderful family for a while, and after his momentous calling yesterday as the Bishop of our ward, this family brought by some pictures and treats for him.  The 12-year-old boy drew this picture.  It says,

"Did he bring treats?"

"and blah blah blah"

"The Savior"

"Be nice"




What is Easton trying to say?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kyle, Ellie, and May-May

Ellie loves dogs, especially Macy!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pops & Nana

Pops and Pat got here tonight and we are having fun visiting.  Pat was super excited to be the picture of the day...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sadie's Science Fair

Sadie invited me to come to her Science Fair today.  How could I resist?  Ellie loves being in her stroller, and it was fun to see so many kids from the ward.  Sadie's project was cool - she got bubbles to float on the gas from dry ice.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Moon

 Tonight I went to "New Moon" again with most of the BCLs (that's Book Club Ladies).  Kandice could not go with us last time, so we went with her.  It was fun to experience it with her for her first time!  Tiff holds the record for the group - this was her 4th time seeing it.  She told us that her daughter Libby prayed for her that she wouldn't have to sit too close and get a headache.  So precious!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Davis & Ellie...

...are destined to be Valentines!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Look what (finally) got delivered today...

...and it is HUMONGOUS!   It will definitely be an adjustment to have such a large piece of furniture in our bedroom.  I thought it was hard to get used to seeing the king sized mattress after our queen, but seeing the mattress in the bed will be another adjustment.

No worries, I will adjust just fine!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Look what (almost) got delivered today...

Today our bed was supposed to be delivered.  We received 2/3rds of it.  They are coming back tomorrow (which means I get to stay home for another 4-hour delivery window).  Yippee!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sitting in Bouncer

Yesterday I pulled Ellie's bouncer out of storage to use it to feed Ellie her cereal.  She loved being in the bouncer again, and still hates her cereal.  Any ideas?  I have taken the advice of Traci and Joanna and mixed the cereal with formula, and I have tried it runnier and thicker, and nothing seems to be working.  Ellie will purse her lips and turn her head to the side as soon as she sees that spoon coming....

This morning, I buckled Ellie in and started getting everything mixed together.  Ellie promptly sat up in her bouncer, and seemed pretty pleased with herself!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So big

Ellie is getting so big!  Sitting up is almost old-hat (although she is still pretty tipsy when she gets tired).  And everything goes straight into her mouth.

Monday, February 8, 2010


It's official!  We went to court today, and LDSFS transferred guardianship to us.  Ellie is now legally our daughter.  As Adrienne always says, it was a magical moment!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

Fun times at Grandpa's house while the family gathered to watch the game.  Poor Grandma - she is on a sewing cruise with Gwen, and so she missed out on all of the fun!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Rice Cereal

We followed our doctor's advice and waited until Ellie's 6 month birth-anniversary to try her on rice cereal.  She didn't like it much....  Today, I have tried giving it to her 4 times.  Finally, the 3rd time today, she ate up the minuscule amount I had made.  I was so encouraged that I made a full portion for the 4th try today, and she got about half of it down.  That is progress!  The only bad thing is that I just put her to bed at 9:30 (instead of her normal 10:30-11:30).  Hopefully she makes it until her normal 7:30-8:00 in the morning.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Lunch with Tammy, Daniel, Dad, Todd, Dave, and Paul (and, of course, Greg & Ellie) at Cafe Rio.  
As Tammy would say, GOOD TIMES!

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Computer Screen

 Greg took our desktop computer in last week and got it fixed up nice, and Kent hooked us up with a new 23" screen (and was nice enough to come and install it for us - and fix a couple of things on the desktop and my laptop).  It has been fun to play around with it so far!