Thursday, November 1, 2012

15 Months

So where did we leave off? Oh yes, Ellis came home from the hospital...and now she is 15 months. Don't worry, you didn't miss much. Ha!

As you can imagine, we've been pretty busy, but after going back and reading old blog posts I am kicking myself for not keeping up with it! I forgot how little Willa was. Now I see so much of Ellis and her. Pretty soon Ellis will be older than Willa was at the time of my last post. Maybe I'll have to do some flash back posts so I can have a record of their milestones. But for now, here are a few recent pictures...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sisterly Love

Willa welcomed home her baby sister, Ellis, this afternoon!

Monday, July 25, 2011

My How Time Flies

Brand New Willa Bean

6 Months Old

One Year Old

photo by MST Photography
18 Months Old


Friday, July 8, 2011

Long Time, No See

So I realize it has been a long time since I've posted, again, but I didn't realize its been over a month!  Sorry about that, loyal followers (Aunt Wiz, UJ, Grandma Pance, and Aunt Linda :))

Lets play catch-up, shall we?

Mike and I went to North Carolina for Dave and Amy's wedding.  Great time!

So nice to hang out with my pregnant buddy, Sarah.
Her baby arrived on Tuesday, a week before his due date.  
I hope my baby gets the memo that all the cool kids are arriving early.
 Miss Independent can now feed herself pretty much anything with her spoon and fork.  Good timing my dear, since Mommy's hands are going to be extra busy soon!

Baby #2 continues to grow like crazy!  This was taken at 36 weeks.

 Family trip to the zoo with the cousins.  Willa had a good time showing Daddy around since he was a first-timer there.

We've had a lot of fun this past month, but unfortunately most of it wasn't documented on 'film.'  I better charge up the camera battery because it is going to be working overtime once Baby arrives, which I am hoping happens sooner than later!  :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mmmm....Maybe Next Time

We had high hopes of getting some swimming in this weekend, but the weather just wouldn't cooperate.  The pool heater was on alllllll weekend so the water was nice and warm when a few rays broke through the clouds on Monday.  Willa was all set to go in her new swimming suit.

But, it was still too cold for her.  On went the cover up and out came the water table.

Maybe next time.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Its a Jungle Out There!

 Your know that neighbor who's flowerbeds look like a jungle and just make the whole street, or in this case cul-de-sac, look hideous?  Yeah, we were that neighbor.  Mike is in charge of the lawn and it looks great.  I am in charge of the overcrowded flowerbeds and they looked, well, overcrowded.  Thankfully, our family descended upon our yard on Sunday and whipped it into shape.  See?

Ah, no more ugly shrub and no more crowding daffodils

Thank you Mike and Papa Gaz for pulling all of the weeds Sunday morning and laying all of the mulch Sunday evening.  Thank you Uncle Jack, Uncle Paul, and my mom for taking orders from Kimmer Boss Thunder, as my family affectionately calls me, as you dug up 22 dozen daffodil bulbs, shrubs,  and huge day lily plants.  Thank you dad for running to get more mulch for the mulchers and thank you Grandma Pance and Aunt Wiz for taking care of Willa Bean all day so I could be outside 'supervising.'

There used to be several more lily plants squeezed in there.  
Talk about claustrophobia!

At the end of the day Mike rewarded everyone for their hard work with pulled pork that he had smoked all day long.  It was deeeee-licious.

Clean and orderly.  Just the way I like my plants.

It feels so great to have the yard looking orderly again and it feels even better to have spent the day with our wonderful family.  We are so lucky and so grateful for each of you, including those of you who couldn't be there Sunday.