Saturday, November 28, 2009

16 months

Ellena is now 16 months and a couple days old. I usually post a pic, but have been too busy to bust out the new camera. Instead, I'm gonna be lazy and just put up the video Pops posted today on YouTube. She is a little ray of sunshine and we cannot get enough of her smiles, giggles, rascal-ness, sweet snuggles, and hi-larious sense of humor.

Love the napkin swipe!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Camera

We got a new camera yesterday cause the other one finally died. We need to read the instructions, but after just winging it, the pics are looking ok - but Grandma Madeline's camera is way more clear... Hopefully we can play with some settings and it'll look just as sharp. Or we totally made the wrong choice! We went with the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS - a friend has it and likes it, got good reviews, got a nice bundle from Amazon. But Grandma's Sony is putting out some nice looking pictures!


Check out Ellena's mean-muggin'

Grandma's Sony - way more sharp

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

El's 1st Pigtails

Got Ellena some tiny rubber bands today and did her first pigtails. Very hard to do with a wiggly walker! Not sure if Pops is ready to see his little girl with a new 'do!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Tonight is Monday Night Football and we couldn't be more excited! Here are the kids getting psyched for the game.

Friday, November 13, 2009

11/13 Evanisms & Ellena-Antics

* Evan likes to go through toy catalogs and pick things out for Christmas. Today he found something and this was our convo:

Evan - It's only five dollars!

Me - Are you sure? Does it have other numbers or just a 5?

Evan - It's a one and a five.

Me - Ok, then that's 15. That's more than 5.

Evan - Do you have 15 dollars?

Me - Nope.

Evan - Then we'll have to go on Ebay!

* We were getting breakfast ready and I asked Evan to come join us to eat. He came walking by and said, "Ok... now everybody, just calm down!"

* As I was carrying Ellena through the Costco parking lot, she burped. I told her, "Burp... Burp Snurp... Burp Snurp Boogie!" She giggled and stuck a finger in her nose. I told her, "Boogie... not booger!" She thought that was soo funny and we cracked up together.

New pics:

Evan's faux-hawk

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"More Bob Than Mullet"

Today Ellena got her first haircut. It was a pretty pleasant experience and Pops is confident he will be able to give her future haircuts. ;) After the initial trim of the wispies, the hairdresser asked if we wanted to go up another half inch. We agreed to go with the "more bob than mullet" look. And just when we thought our little girl couldn't get any cuter, they put a little bow in her hair!




Friday, November 6, 2009

False Start... 1st Haircut

I decided it was time for Ellena to get her first haircut. I took some "before" pictures and we were off to the mall - heard great things about Dooz. But darn, they didn't have an opening til later in the day - too late to get back in time to pick Evan up from school. So we have an appointment for next week. In the mean time, here are some of her "before" pictures.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ellena's First Trip to the Dentist!

Today was Ellena's first trip to the dentist! When I was scheduling Evan's 6 month check-up, I asked when they would like to see Ellena. They said when she has about 8 teeth in. Oops. Ellena has 16. I guess we're a little behind. We didn't take Evan til he was 2 1/2, so I didn't think we were in any big rush. Oh well.

The girl did soooo good! She was a little hesitant at first, with the new surroundings and strangers, but she was surprisingly calm during the cleaning and exam. What a brave girl!

Here she is with her loot - a new toothbrush and a rubber ducky dressed as a witch. :)

Update - Ellena was stoked to use her new toothbrush tonight at bedtime. So stoked, that she didn't want to give it up. She read her bedtime books with them. As I was putting Evan down, I hear her screaming in the next room. Turns out, she didn't want to give it up in her crib either. I will be sneaking in tonight to get it. She did earn it... And if it gets her to brush all day long, then I won't complain. But I don't want her sleeping with it. :)