Saturday, May 30, 2009


For Memorial Day Weekend, we loaded up and went to the beach. We left Wednesday night and Ellie slept the entire trip! She was such a good girl on this vacation and even though it rained almost the whole time, we still had lots of fun! Here are some of the pictures we took of her

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Baby Einstein

Today I bought Ellie a Baby Einstein DVD. I sat her in front of the TV and turned it on wondering what she would do or if she would even notice it. She sat there mesmerized for about 15 or 20 minutes watching it. Guess we'll be buying more of those!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

It's my very first Mother's Day and I have to say I have had a great one so far and it's just 9 a.m. I actually got my Mother's Day gift yesterday because Ryan said Ellie couldn't wait to give it to me and she wanted me to go ahead and open it. It was a gift card to Santa Fe Day Spa! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to go and have my HOUR LONG MASSAGE! I am in desperate need of one. To top that off, this weekend has been full of firsts for us. Ellie and I ventured out for a lunch/play date with 2 of my good friends, Cathi and Molly and their kids, Alli, Emma, and Jack. We went to Zoe's Kitchen at Patton Creek and sat outside. This was Ellie's first time to go out to eat and I was very nervous. She did cry for a bit, but eventually settled down and went to sleep. That night Ryan and I took her to a "real restaurant". We met Emma and Adam at Firebirds. I have never realized just how loud it is in a restaurant. I was so nervous that she would start screaming but even if she had, no one would have been able to hear it! I was able to enjoy a lovely margarita (oh, how i've missed you!) Since we were on a roll, I took her to the mall to get some make-up (she cried and it was loud so we quickly left! hahaha) and then last night we went to my favorite restaurant, Surin West. She was so great. And, here is the kicker.....Ellie has sleept from 10:30 -6:45 for the last 4 nights...except this morning she slept until 8!!!!! I have hit the jackpot! Happy Mother's Day to MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! It has been a great weekend. We are heading off to Aunt Bannie and Terry's house in a little bit for Mother's Day lunch.

Friday, May 1, 2009

This is Ellie in her new Bumpo seat. It's supposed to help babies learn to sit up and eventually crawl and walk better. They really aren't supposed to sit in it until they have good head control, which the doctor said that Ellie's is on track with a 3-4 month old. So, I couldn't resist putting her in it for just a minute. Doesn't she look so proud of herself!?!