Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas Weekend Recap

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating the birth of our Lord. Ella received a visit from her Uncle Timmy and met many (7) new cousins for the first time. A great time was had by all.

Relaxing with Uncle Timmy

Our first family photo!

Ella having fun with Uncle Timmy

Ella dressed in her Christmas finery, complete with cable knit tights and shiny black patent leathers.

Christmas morning- Ella slept during gift opening, but she still enjoyed her day.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

To all our friends and family that we miss and love, we wish you a very Merry Christmas as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

Monday, December 18, 2006

2 Months and Growing!

Ella is officially 2 months old today. We just returned from the Dr. where she had her first round of shots. She cried, but nothing too horrible, and I made it without crying. Her newest stats: 11 pounds 10 ounces and 23.5 inches long! That's right, she has grown 3.5 inches in 2 short months, putting her in the 90th percentile for height. Pretty funny since her momma is so short! Maybe she has a shot at some height...let's hope so. Other interesting developments- she is consistantly sleeping through the night, holding her head up on her own most of time and smiling all the time. She is such a joy!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Light

The other night during a routine burping session with daddy, I happened to turn on the light next to Ella. She was immediately fascinated...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas Card Photoshoot Attempt Part 1

Last night we made our first attempt at getting a good photo of Ella for our Christmas card. Needless to say it didn't go too well, the lighting was bad, and the biggest problem Ella wasn't in the mood. Here are a few samples...some not too shabby, but we couldn't get her to crack a smile, not even a little.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Happy Faces

Ella has started smiling this week, here are a few of her first smiles captured on camera...

A few other significant milestones for the week: Ella made her first official visit to church this morning (hence the adorable pink dress), and she has slept through the night for the last 2 nights! Mommy is smiling too...