Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day is...

...bbq's and hanging out with friends.  Thanks to Tammy, and Kelly, Leesa, Megan, Skyler, Abby and Finn for playing with us today!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Giving Loves

Ellie loves Kyralyn!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A tiny corner

Ellie likes to crawl into tiny little corners.  Today she got between the love seat and the rocker and pulled herself up. 

Friday, May 28, 2010


Ellie has started "kneeling" or sitting back on her haunches.  It is so cute!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Brayden's Graduation

This morning was Brayden's graduation.  He is the oldest grandchild on Greg's side of the family.  What a tall, handsome guy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Standing in Crib

When I went to get Ellie after her nap, she was like this:
This is the first time she pulled herself up to standing in her crib (that I know about, anyway).  When Greg got home from work, he lowered her mattress all the way to the bottom...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

9 month doctor visit

The doctor says that Ellie is healthy and happy.  Nice to hear, but we already knew that!

Length: 28.5 inches ~ 75th percentile
Weight: 19 pounds ~ 50th percentile
Head Circumference: 45.5 cm ~ 75th percentile

Monday, May 24, 2010

On Our Way Home

Haven't seen a high chair in a restaurant like this before. Loved it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kylene & Loren

Yesterday was Kylene's Prom. I really wanted her to be my picture of the day, even though this happened yesterday. Isn't she absolutely GORGEOUS?!?!?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Out Cold

Magic Tammy got Ellie to fall asleep on the floor. They were playing and then E just fell asleep...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

E can't stop staring at T

In the car on the way to Montana. Ellie cannot stop staring at Tammy. It must be fun to have company in the back seat!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Funny Face

Ellie likes to smack her lips, and sometimes she just sucks on her bottom lip.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Birthday Girl

Today is Lyssa's 13th birthday.  We had fun seeing her and getting caught up.  Lyssa is so cute with Ellie.  They played together almost the whole time.  I had to pick this picture because you can see Amy on the TV screen behind Greg, Lyssa, and Ellie.  We were watching a slideshow of Mom's pictures from her China trip.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

May Recital

Thanks to McKinzie, Zack, and Syreese and their family for letting us use their house for our little recital.  It felt almost decadent to have a recital with our shoes off.  Jace and Cassie joined us, and Tyler, Sadie and Madelin completed our little party.  Everyone did awesome!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Loves. Unwanted?

Daniella organized a "Fruit of the Womb" party today for all of the ladies in the ward with small children.  It was fun to see everyone and have a picnic in the park.  We hit the weather perfectly - it was warm as we started, started getting chilly towards the end, and rained after we left.

Ellie was fascinated with Elizabeth and just wanted to sit in her lap the whole time.  And Davis was adorable (as usual) and kept on giving Ellie loves.  So much, in fact, that Ellie decided she was done with the loves thing.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Picture Collages

This afternoon I had a great time putting together the latest photo collages.  I picked up pictures last Saturday, and had about 1000 (since I hadn't printed pics since January 19.  I know, I know, it's overkill.  But remember, a couple hundred are for Tayler!).  It was hard to choose my absolute favorites, but I got it done.  And Ky, notice that I added in the cutest picture ever of you and Ellie!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Swapping Kids

Jo and I swap kids on Tuesday afternoons, and today was the last time we are going to do it for a long time.  It made me a little nostalgic!  Ellie loves to play with Aunt Jo and Jacob, Tyler, Sadie, and Madelin.  They are all so good to Bells.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Cookies

What a great idea!  Each member of the Bishopric made 120 cookies, and then we got together last night (sans Mark & Michelle + Elizabeth) to assemble.  It was fun - and hopefully a good gift.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Ellie loves to read books with me.  OK, she really loves to turn pages while I try to read books with her.  Today she decided to empty out her toys from the bookshelf by crawling up into it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Thanks to Elizabeth and Russ for having us over for a fabulously delicious Cinco de Mayo feast.  Elizabeth is the best cook I know!  Plus, her tablecloth matches her folding chairs.  Martha would be proud.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010


We have officially become "grown-up" gardeners.  We found a tumbling composter at Costco and assembled it tonight - it only took 3 hours (about 2.5 hours longer than I expected).  I have been saving vegetable scraps for over a week, and Greg picked up some hay from IFA.  We should have a good mix in about 2-3 weeks (if I remember to turn the thing every day).

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Under the Jumper

Lately, Ellie loves to army crawl over to the jumper, get underneath, and reach up to play with the toys that are hanging down.

Saturday, May 1, 2010