Friday, February 25, 2011

The Car

Ella Rae got a little pink and lavender Cozy Coupe car for her 2nd birthday. Hubby and I debated if we should even get the girly one, or stick with the traditional red and yellow. I must say that I am so glad I let Kelly choose on this because I love how cute the pink one is! It even says *Princess* on the license plate! We ordered it online from because we got a much better deal than at Toys R Us. It was delivered to our doorstep 2 days after ordering. I LOVE Amazon and their free 2-day shipping deal through Amazon Prime!


I will say that it was a little difficult to put together. It took Kelly and I (both) an hour and a half to put this sucker together! And we had to use all sorts of tools, like the drill, hammer and pliers! But once it was put together we knew Ella Rae would love it!


Yep, she loves it!


We had to go right outside and try it out!


Even though she hasn’t figured out how to move the car with her feet, it had provided TONS of playtime over the past week. This was definitely a great birthday present and I would suggest it to any 2 year old (and their parents!! ha)

Happy Friday Everyone! Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I’m Loving Wednesday

*I’m loving* that my favorite jeans are on sale for $19.50 right now at Old Navydiva
*I’m loving* Ella Rae’s new sunglasses. Red aviators from the $1 section at Target
*I’m loving* that the daffodils are beginning to bloom! IMG_0248

*I’m loving* Ella Rae’s silly faces! IMG_0251

*I’m loving* that we got to celebrate National Margarita Day at our favorite Mexican Resturant- La Hacienda with some of our favorite friends- Kerri and Josh! IMG_0273Kerri & Josh's "MargCorona" haha

And *I’m loving* how much Ella Rae adores her little Elmo doll O’ma gave her for her birthday. It helps keep her entertained in the car! IMG_0277

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

iPhone Pics

My sweet hubby surprised me with an iPhone a few weeks ago and I’m in love! One of the best features, in my opinion, is the camera quality. For being a cell phone, it takes wonderful pictures. Here are some of the pictures I have taken so far:


Ella Rae has been wearing her sunglasses a lot lately IMG_0009

Wearing Mommy’s shirt and shoes


My phone has this app where you can put ‘stickers’ of
PBS characters in the pictures. Ella Rae loves this!


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She loves the mannequin dog in Old Navy!

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See, the sunglasses…. haha


Thanks for my new phone AND camera babe!

ps- when this post gets published we will be at Ella Rae's 2 year well-child visit. AHHH!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine’s Day

This year, Ella Rae’s Grandmother’s gave her Valentine's Cards (and other little stuffed animals too)!


O’ma and Gigi sure do know how to make this girl happy! Thank you both!

Hope everyone had a happy ‘love’ day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ella Rae’s Birthday

February 12, 2011

We started the morning with a few presents in bed



then proceeded to IHOP for our annual birthday breakfast out

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where Ella Rae tried chocolate milk for the first time


After Ella Rae napped, it was PARTY TIME!

Ella Rae's 2nd Bday

She loved the balloons-

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and all the presents!

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100_3735A baby doll feeding set from Aunt Lala and Uncle Clint

100_3740 Fridge Phonics game


A backpack with Ella Rae’s name and a turtle on it from Gigi! 100_3745

Ella Rae hugging her new Elmo Keychain from O’ma while wearing a new beach cover up


O’ma helping Ella try on her new shoes


New clothes from O’ma, Nana, Mommy and some more from Gigi that weren’t even opened yet. Ella Rae is so blessed! Aren't they all so cute!


A great shot of her little Elmo party shirt and matching bow!


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Ella Rae got to open her card from them while web-camming! Technology is so cool! 100_3762

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She got very excited/shy about the cupcake, candles and singing…100_3764Happy Birthday to you!


She was ready for it!




Ella Rae loves the cupcake

Ella Rae's 2nd Bday party

All the party guests with the 2 year old!

Ella Rae had such a great 2nd Birthday Party! We are grateful for everyone that made her day so special! Granddaddy and Gigi, Uncle Ryan, O’ma, Nana, Aunt Lala and Uncle Clint: Thank you! Ella Rae loves you all so much!

Happy Birthday, Ella Rae!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Birthday…

Happy 2 Birthday Ella Rae!

We love you so much! You are an amazingly smart, funny, playful, crazy, loving little girl. I can’t believe you are already 2 years old! We have loved watching you learn and grow. You can say so many new words and you are a great eater, always trying new foods! You love to help Mommy cook and do laundry and you also help feed and walk Kiya. Bath time is one of your favorite activities and you like to have Daddy and Mommy wrap you up in your towel and hold you like a baby. Then, at bedtime we have to have a big family hug and give lots of kisses, in and out of the crib! We ‘tuck tuck tuck’ you in, give you your lovey and run out haha only to hear you yelling for Mommy and then tucking your babies in and telling them night night. You have really started to like characters from TV shows like Curious George and Elmo. You have also developed a little relationship with books :) We see you reading to your babies and picking out multiple books to be read before bed! You give so much joy to everyone around you! YOU are our little Blueberry, Doodlebug, Miss Thing, Baby Girl, Ella Bella, Precious, Ella Rae! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

Happy Birthday Baby!

Love, Mommy

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The 12 Days of Ella Rae

January & February (so far) 2011

1.11 la visit bluff A Bluff walk with Aunt Lala and Uncle Clint

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The girls

1.11 love from aunt and unc[3]Love from Uncle Clint and Aunt Lala 1.11 slideGoing down the slide at Burger King


Playing in her tutu

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Wearing Mommy’s red high heels


1.11 walk

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1.11 smile

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture!


haha Ella Rae being silly and hiding her face so I would stop taking pictures.

Well, that concludes The 12 Days of Ella Rae. The past 2 years have really flown by! It has been so much fun to watch Ella Rae grow and learn! I have enjoyed looking back at her life through all the pictures. Thanks for joining me. I can't believe my baby will be 2 tomorrow!