Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pearl off a string...

One of my favorite quotes (which I have posted over to the right & keep forgetting to update to a new one) speaks to how life is lived best in the small, everyday moments. This video is one of those moments that makes life so enjoyable - a moment in my day that most people wouldn't think all that spectacular but to me is precious & fleeting. It is so worth being captured & treasured.

She just figured out how to rock on her own this weekend. She also just figured out how to 'click' her tongue (she does it around 15 seconds into the clip).

P.S. Don't mind the mis-matched shoes with her pj's. I was checking to see which pair fit her to go with her party dress for this weekend.

EDITED: I know some people were having problems with the video playing. It should be fixed now.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's all happening way too fast...

I cannot believe Ella will be one year old one week from today. I just can't wrap my brain around it. Every time I think about it I feel like I'm on a runaway horse & I just want to pull back on the reins to slow it down. Like it or not, ready for it or not, she'll be a toddler in just a few days. So, we're having a party for her. I made some cute lil' invites to send to our family (I erased our address & my phone number - don't want the whole internet to see that info.). I made the mistake with Wesley's first birthday of inviting too many people & stressing myself out with all the preparations. This time around we're just having a simple gathering of the people who love her most so she (and I) don't get overwhelmed. I promise at least pictures of her with the cake.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ella's spot...

One thing I didn't know when I became a mother was that I was essentially giving up bathroom time alone. You can't just leave a baby alone so you can go take care of business. So, they come with you & you try to occupy them while you use the facilities. Well, Ella has her spot in the bathroom now where she plays. It's just perfect for a little person like her.

And, here's a little video of her playing there - she likes to practice standing on her own.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

A message from Ella...

Dear Grandpa G,
I'm sorry, but Mama & I are rooting for the Arizona Cardinals today.

I know you really like that other team, the Steelers, but I just don't look good in yellow. Oh, and I really like Kurt Warner, too - he's awesome. But, don't worry, Wesley & Daddy will be cheering for the Steelers.
Edited to add: Oh so close