Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treat

We took Ella Rae
Thursday night at
Coligny Plaza.
She was a still
{a little bit}
too young
for the trick
or treating part,
but she got to
wear a costume
I got some pictures!
This year, Ella
dressed as a
bumble bee.

Front view of her costume

and from the back

The bumble bee with Daddy

and with Momma
{i was also working that night but was able to sneak away for some fun with my girl- hence the Tail-Waggers shirt}

And a family pic with the bumble bee to end off the night.

Hope everyone
has a
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Pajamas

How big
Ella Rae?

So Big!

We are all
lovin her

hot pink
glow in the dark

Monday, October 25, 2010

Miscellany Monday- a day late

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Here is my
Miscellany group of pictures
for Miscellany Monday
a day late.
I began this post on Monday,
but then Ella Rae had other
plans for my afternoon haha.
*warning: picture overload!*

Starting with our trip to the pumpkin patch on Friday afternoon

We didn't get to actually see the field of pumpkins
because we missed the hayride down to the patch by about 10 mins.
That's okay because Ella Rae still had fun!
One things for sure, she is always on the move.
As you can tell,
Ella will never look at the camera.
There were so many cute photo ops
through out the farm, but out doodle
was more interested in checking out the props haha.
Oh well, we made memories and that is all that matters!

Next is the Pumpkin Carving Party Saturday night

That's a picture of our traditional jack-o-lantern.
I'm a dum-dum and
only remembered to get pictures
at the end of the night, probably
because thats when Ella Rae
finally started to calm down.
There was a bounce house,
playground and tons of new friends-
she had a blast!
Really, we all had a great time
and got our pumpkin carved in the process!
Can't wait for next years party.

We also have some pictures of diner with
Granddaddy and Gigi from a few weekends ago

Gigi got Ella Rae a new Halloween book
and cute stuffed pumpkin.
Kiya had fun playing with the pumpkin- haha
and Ella really enjoyed (or is still enjoying)
the new book.
Granddaddy put Ella Rae on his shoulders
She LOVES that!

And last but not least, Ella's new shoes!

Ella Rae is getting so active
so we figured it was time to get her
some big girl sneakers!
She loves them so much that
she tried taking them to
bed last night!

Well, hope everyone's Monday was fantastic, and Tuesday is even better!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Favorite Old Pictures

Still my all time most favorite picture of Ella Rae.
This was taken when she was 2 months old.
I love this sweet, sleeping face.

This was the first time I ever held Ella Rae
"no strings attached"
(no wires or monitors).
14 Days after she was born.
The day she was released from the hospital and we brought her home.
Horrible picture, but one of my favorite memories.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

I thought I
would join in with
Miscellany Monday
But this time
I just
have a few
miscellaneous pictures.
I took these pictures
a few weeks back.
Ella Rae
got this darling dress
from a friend in New Jersey
I must have forgotten
about it during the summer.
Even though it is after labor day
(I'm a stickler for the "no white after labor day" rule)
I took Ella Rae
down to the beach
to snap some pictures
in the pretty dress.
It was really hard
to keep Ella Rae
safe near the water
get good pictures
but some
are better
than none.

Ella Rae loved our shadows

on a mission to get to the water

almost there!

so happy

the dress got soaked immediately, so now we are down to only diaper

hmmm, where did that bird go?

one last dash to the water before we go home.

And yes,
that is Ella Rae's
diaper cover.

Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, October 8, 2010

2 years ago...

Well, 1 year and 364 days ago....

Kelly and I got married!

We will be celebrating our
second wedding anniversary
tomorrow, October 9, 2010.

I figured I'd post this
today, because I have
to work all day tomorrow.
But thats ok,
Kelly and I have diner and a movie
planned for tonight.
Made possible by
babysitter, Gigi.

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Kelly!
I Love You!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Aunt Lala's September visit- better late then never

thanks to
Aunt Lala
for supplying
us with
these photos.
See, I'm horrible
at taking pictures!

Aunt Lala and Ella Rae.

having fun on the playground

stopping for a picture

helping Aunt Lala make whipped cream

Then trying the whip cream!


Ella Rae feeding her baby

Shopping with the girls

All '4' of us!

Bikini girl at the beach

playing in the water with Aunt Lala

And a quick picture with mommy to end the week!

We had such
a fun visit
with Aunt Lala.
But we missed
Uncle Clint
A lot!
Can't wait till
next time!

ps- Did you notice that I said 4 of us in that picture of Ella Rae, Aunt Lala and I? Well that's because Ella Rae is getting a cousin! Aunt Lala and Uncle Clint are expecting a baby in March. We are SO excited for them!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

I may be shocking most by having 2 posts in one day. I normally only post about once a week. But I'm bored I thought it would be fun to join in on a link party so I am joining the Miscellany Monday link party that lowercase letters does. Here, you post anything {miscellaneous} that you want. I am going to start out small today and only write 3 miscellaneous blurbs.

I am really shocked at how fast September flew by. Kelly and I were talking and realized these next few months are going to fly by also. We have our anniversary, Uncle Ryan's birthday and Halloween in October. Gigi and Granddaddy's Anniversary, Kelly's birthday and Thanksgiving in November. Gigi's birthday, Christmas and New Years Eve in December. Phew. It will be 2011 before we know it!!

Ella Rae is really starting to show us her age lately. This soon-to-be 2 year old is getting into everything! She was abnormally quiet in the kitchen today when I was using the bathroom {which, us mommies have to do sometimes} and I came out to find her on the counter with the salt and pepper bowls {thanks a lot for that idea, Rachel Ray} turned over. What a mess!!! Not only was it a mess, we both sneezed about a hundred times after from all the pepper!

Because of this, I have started calling Ella Rae "Curious George". And this is really funny because that was what all my friends called me growing up. I always asked lots of questions and poked and prodded where I wasn't supposed too. That saying 'like mother like daughter' is totally starting to apply to me and my daughter!

Well, that was fun. I may not do Miscellany Monday every Monday, but it is refreshing to write something other than photo captions. lol Have a great week, y'all!

The Beach

You may be asking yourself....
In October?
Well yes!
Ella Rae and I
met her
O'ma and Uncle Ryan
at the beach on Sunday.
We went in the morning
and it was a bit chilly.
Well, this southern momma
thought it was chilly.
And Uncle Ryan thought it
was chilly, too
Ella Rae and Oma
didn't mind, though.
They had fun
playing in the
water with the 4 big dogs.
But they were way down
the beach
so I didn't get a picture.
Here are a few pictures
I did get though:

Ella Rae, O'ma and Mommy
{take note: mommy in a sweater, O'ma in a bathing suit lol}

O'ma and Ella Rae
{take note: Ella Rae has firm grip on keys and cell phone, her 2 favorites}

Ella Rae and Uncle Ryan
{take note: Uncle Ryan also in sweater}

Ella Rae had such
a fun time hanging out
with her O'ma.
We also had diner with
O'ma, Uncle Ryan and Nana
on Saturday night.
But, of course,
I forgot the camera.
We miss you already O'ma!
Can't wait to see you again!
Thanks for everything!