Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekend recap

This weekend was great. Saturday I spent the afternoon with my best friend Heather we had a girls day. We went out for lunch to Crazy horse ( a yummy restaurant in Holland) then we did a little antique shopping around town and we hit up the gap outlet.

It was so nice to spend time together just us girls. We both love our kids a ton but is it very hard to carry on a conversation anymore with the 4 of them ;)

I found some great things at one of the antique shops. I found a cute chalk board for our kitchen. As well as this great window which I have big plans. As soon as I get everything done and up I will post some pictures.

Sunday we just stayed home and spent time together as our family of 3 (4 if you count the dog), we just relaxed, played, took naps and my amazing husband worked on laundry and I did some cleaning. I love having days like these.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sweet Potatoes

Ellison update

Ellison is one busy girl now, she is always moving something! She grabs at everything and anything she can get close to her mouth is in there licked split. She loves to take toys and bang them on things and hear the noise it makes.

She loves to play with her toes and eat them.

She still has not gotten any teeth but there is one little trying to poke through. She drools all the time. We are going through a lot of bibs everyday.

This week Ellison finally fit into a size 2 diaper whoo! I hear from other moms she will be in this size for a while. That is ok because I have been stocking up when they are on sale and I have good coupons.

Ellison went to the Doctor last week because she was not feeling well and she has an upper respiratory infection as well as a sinus infection. We got an antibiotic and she seems to be getting better each day now. It was so hard for Josh and I to see her sick.

She loves to play with all her toys. Thanks to Nana and Papa they are all loud and all play music ;)

Ellison loves to watch baby Einstein she gets all excited about the bright colors and music.

She is doing great with her baby food. She now does this little mouth movement which we have named "chomp chomp" it is so fun to watch her learn new things every day.

I hope to get some more blogging done soon!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just because...

Last week Josh and I went out together for the first time just the two of us since Ellison was born. Nana came and stayed with Elli and ESPN.

First I got two dozen tulips sent to me at home.

Then I got to go and have a pedicure. I have not had one since Ellison right before Ellison was born.

(not my toes)

We went to dinner at a great restaurant called Tavern on the square in Grand Rapids. If you have never been there or are looking for some place new to go, we would recommend it.

After dinner we went to the mall and I got a new pair of Dansko's (shoes for work) I was going to get black but instead I got a deep purple. This is very unlike me I never was really a fan of purple, but I love them.

After a quick trip to the mall we went and saw Due Date it was funny if you are looking for a good laugh.

Right before we headed home we made a quick trip to Krispy Kreme for a little treat.

It was a wonderful night but we both missed Ellison a lot!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Papa's Birthday Party!!!

We had a great time helping Papa celebrate his birthday. We had his favorite dinner made with love by Nana.

Ellison loves her Papa, she always loves to smile big for him.

We are so blessed to have Papa and Nana in our life.

Ellison liked looking at the cake, we can't wait to see what she will do with her cake on her first birthday.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Splash Time!

Ellison is starting to splash so much when she takes her bath, we decided to put her little tub in the big tub. She seemed to like it a lot. It kept Josh and I a little more dry.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Each day Ellison is getting better with eating. We have tried rice cereal, oatmeal cereal, sweet potato's, green beans and peas. We have also tried apple sauce and Banana's. Each few days we are trying a new kind of food.

A few new ones for Christmas 2010

Every year since Josh and I have been together I buy "us" a new Christmas ornament for our Christmas tree. This year we decided to do this but to also start something new as well. We are going to give Ellison one just got her each year. This way some day when she moves out and has a tree of her own she will have many ornaments to put on it.

This is Ellison's for the year of 2010! It has a Mickey Mouse on it as well.

This is from Nana and Papa it is Noah's Ark. Nana said she is going to get Ellison an ornament every year as well. This is so special.

This is from Ellison's Aunt Barb

This is from Ellison's Aunt Barb too!

I found this one at Kohl's and thoght she needed this one too!


I am very behind on blogging once again... oops!

The other night I re-organized my spice/baking cabinet.I love doing things like this.

Ellison loves to watch Baby Einstein and Little Einstein. She gets so excited when the music comes on.

Cousin Jake changed his first diaper ever! Nana helped him and he did great. Lucky for him it was only number 1!

Ellison loves to talk to her Papa!

Nana was helping Ellison try to drink from a cup just for fun. She was not interested at all.

We are almost finished with our basement remodel. We will soon have a new family room and office. I am so excited to have more room for Ellison.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011