Wow, I just saw that my last post was in June....and it's now September, the END of September!! Time is flying! These last few months have been full of fun, change and lots of growing up for little miss Ellie. She is transforming into this little, or I guess I should say, BIG girl by the minute! She is so full of energy and is on the go All.The.Time. I feel like I get a workout by just watching her cute little self run and run and run, then jump and jump and jump, then climb and climb and climb, then run some more! If only I could have half of her energy, I would be good to go! Ellie is talking up a storm...and by that I mean talking in our language. :-) She picks up new words and phrases every day, (some of which I have NO idea where she got them from) and loves saying the letters of the alphabet (thanks to "Super Why!"- one of Ellie's favorite cartoons that is all about letters and spelling out words). As far as numbers go, we are still stuck on the number "2". When she is meaning to say- 1, 2, 3 GO!...she says- 2, 2, 2 GO! So we'll keep working on that one for now. ;-)
*little side note*
[I am on my computer in the kitchen right now and she just walked in from the other room and said, "what's up mommy!" hahaha, I love her so much!]
At the beginning of the summer, I started watching a newborn baby girl two days a week (full 8-9 hour days) and to be honest, I was pretty nervous about how Ellie would handle sharing Mama with this new little one....but she absolutely LOVES little Leah! She is so good with her and gets so excited every time "baby" comes over. What a relief that was for me and at the same time, gave me hope that if sometime in our future another little one comes along, Ellie would be okay. I now watch Leah's big sister too, who started Kindergarten at the school right across the street from our house, which has been very convenient for me to pick her up! Ellie loves having Ashley here to play with in the afternoons and they have become great little buddies. So I am so thankful for how everything has worked out and couldn't have asked for a better family to be able to work with. :)
Jeremy and I started playing co-ed softball and we are having a blast!! It is so much fun and we are loving getting out there and doing something new, while being able to hang out with friends and have a good time....and of course have some good laughs too! We actually did really good for our first game, woohoo! Ellie loves going and cheering on mommy and daddy....no, not really, she is MUCH more into having Papa chase her all over the place, climbing up the bleachers and walking up and down the (6 inch wide) side ledge which gives us all a heart attack! I think Papa got much more of a workout from chasing Ellie around then we did from playing! Lol! After the game was over, she and her little friends went out on the field and ran the bases- Ellie was in Heaven to say the least! Thank you Grammy and Papa for taking care of 'the wild woman' and cheering us on as we attempt to relive our athletic days. :)
Here are a bunch of pics from the last few months of us just hanging out, going on Ellie's first camping trip and enjoying being with our family and friends that we love so much!
who has some sass in her too...:)
beautiful long hair
chalk with Nana
playing in the water with Papa
daddy with his girl
Jenny and Ellie
Ky getting ready to go tubing
cute "Bubbi" as Ellie would say
my first pine cone!
Zoey, Auntie and my little no-looker
Kylee and Auntie- look at Zoey in the background!
getting as close to Poppy as possible :)
Jenny and Jimmy= cuteness
dad and me
my beautiful sister
playing "go fish"