Monday, April 5, 2010

I Am A Big Girl!

Some of you are probably amazed that we have written more blogs in one week than we had in over a month! Believe us, we are too.

Any of you who know Ella, know that she is a mover and shaker. She loves to look and discover new things. Lately, she has been working on standing when we hold her, so we decided it was time to break out the exersaucer. Here is some footage of her playing with her new toy!

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend

Due to an extended break for Angie, and some PTO days for myself, we've had an extra-long weekend. We were able to squeeze in a picnic, a trip to Iowa, lots of walks and time with families

Our weekend started on Wednesday with us getting a lot of projects done around the house. One project we've wanted to do for a while is to sew a nursing cover for a friend. With Angie hard at work at that project, I decided to use a scrap of the fabric to give Ella this sweet headband. It slipped a bit, and had to be removed. She could deal with the headband, but not the blindfold.


On Thursday, we were able to have a picnic at McKennan Park with our friends Allison and Eliza. It was great fun! After the picnic we headed down to George. Aunt Christin was there scrapbooking with Grandma Fluth. Ella got plenty of attention all day.


On Friday, I went back to work. My Aunt and Uncle, Paul and Jan, offered to watch Ella after work so Angie and I were able to go out on a date. Unfortunately, we didn't have the relaxing time we had dreamed of. Our first mistake was going to Joey's Seafood Restaurant during lent (long wait). That wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the awkward seating arrangement, loud people next to us, and angry people waiting for our table. We ended up going to B&G for dessert, so the date was definitely salvaged.

On Saturday, I really wanted to get caught up on some yard work. Luckily I was able to get a lot done because Angie took Ella shopping with Angie's Sister, Nephew, and Mom. Here is Ella ready for her first "Girl's Shopping Day" (Sorry Logan).


After shopping, Ella was so exhausted! In fact, she fell asleep while Angie had her sitting on her lap. Literally she went from looking around and smiling to a deep sleep in a matter of five seconds.
Today was Easter Sunday and Ella had a beautiful Easter dress. This picture doesn't due the best job of showing the dress, but she does have a cute smirk so we thought we should share.