Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Way Things Work

One of the most fascinating things about E these days is watching her figure out her little world. Cause and effect seem to be the skill de'jour. And she's getting quite good at it. She'll put her brush to her head to "brush" her hair, put her sock on her foot- basically she knows where things should go and what they should do, she just can't quite do it yet.

However, Christmas morning she had quite the runny nose, everyone was constantly wiping it for her. On one particular wipe from mama, she took the tissue from my hand and wiped her nose all by herself! It was hilarious! *Note great-grandma cracking up in the background.

Christmas Morning

We had a wonderful Christmas celebration with the family. It was so much fun watching Ella enjoying herself on Christmas morning. She did a little bit of gift opening and a lot of crawling around among the presents, discarded wrapping paper, etc. I know she can't wait 'til next year!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Night Before Christmas

Getting ready

Discovering her stocking.

Stocking surprise!

Time for bed.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I keep catching E doing this...

14 Months

Another month has come and gone and sweet E is a little older and wiser. Last week was her most eventful. She started walking (but still prefers the effortless crawling), said her first "sentence" of "hi dada!" and she has sprouted 3 molars in just days. We can't get over how much fun she is. We are all looking forward to celebrating Christmas together, especially since E will be much more aware.

Friday, December 14, 2007


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Best Birthday Gift Ever...

Just minutes ago, our sweet E started walking! All by herself, all at her own initiative. So exciting!

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Deck the Halls

Busy little hands.

Christmas Cuteness

Ella in one of her (many) Christmasy dresses. 'Tis the season!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Card Photo Shoot

You don't know how temtped I am to use this for our card. This photo perfectly captures the chaos that was our shoot today. Neither of our children were cooperating- Charlie especially refused to look at the camera. Thankfully we did end up with some good ones.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Teething Machine

Poor little Ella. Her little mouth is under attack by the teething fairy these days. E does all that she can to ease the pain. She often crawls around like this with toys in her mouth. She reminds me of a puppy. Poor Baby.
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(red) Baby

I can't resist purchases that contribute to a good cause. I've been wanting to get E a product (red) onsesie forever, and they finally went on sale! Gotta love a cute shirt + helping end AIDS in Africa.