Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Visit with Santa, Cereal, Tagged & Laughing

Tis the Season. Yesterday we went to see Santa & I am happy to report that Ella did great. Skip & I both held our breath when we first put her in Santa's lap and while we didn't see any smiles, we also didn't have any tears so I consider that a huge success!

Also this past weekend we tried cereal. I think the photo says it all. Most ended up outside of her mouth but not too bad for our first attempt.

Here are some more photos since our last post.

I just woke up & am so happy!

This is one of my first Christmas outfits.

Also I have been "tagged" here is my 4th photo in my 4th folder....This is Katie Gordon when she was in the hospital about to have little Blake Gordon!

We will do whatever it takes to make Ella smile or laugh so here she is giggling away.... I had taken a sip of coke when Skip said something really funny which made me inhale the soda causing me to choke. As I was coughing up my Coke filled lung, Ella started to laugh uncontrollably. I had to pull over (since I was driving) and Skip jumped in the back seat and caught this....

Monday, December 8, 2008

And the winner for worst blogger is....The Brown's :-)

So yes I know it has been 2 months since our last post and needless to say lots has happened....

Ella had her first play date with Hannah Harrison. From the photo you can tell that Ella could eat Hannah however now the two are practically the same size. I think they are feeding Hannah miracle grow. ;-)

I started back at work.

Ella turned 3 months

Ella had her first Halloween, she was the ever so cute "love bug"

It started getting cold so we decided that Ella needed to wear a hat (or at least bunny ears)

Ella's friend Caroline Kane Sanders was born on 10/27/08 - that makes 3 of the 4 College friends that just had girls.....

We went to Skip's 10 yr high school reunion

Ella turned 4 months

We had a girls dinner at Taverna Plaka to celebrate mine & Jennifer Golden's B-day's, Thanks!

I had my last day at work (yes I decided that spending 2.5 hrs in the car each day was too much, so I will be at home through the holidays and then look for something closer to home after the new year)

Had a very thankful Thanksgiving

Ella loves playing in her exer-saucer (AKA "The Pond")

Had dinner at the Brown's for mine & Aunt Sarah's B-day's

Ella's new friend Blake Kel Gordon was born 12/3/08. Now all of Ella's friends have arrived healthy and ready to play! (Hannah, Caroline & Blake)

Whew, that was a lot! Hopefully everyone is caught up. Now that I am home enjoying Ella, we can give you more updates with fun photos.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our Little Traveler

Ella Grace the little traveler....
To celebrate Ella's 2 month birthday we went to Destin for a spontaneous family vacation before I head back to work. While Ella did not spend a lot of time down at the water, she enjoyed being at the beach & the ocean air. Plus, Grammy & Pop-pop came down which she loved since she was always being held & snuggled. She had many firsts - first laugh, first dip in a pool & ocean, first time out of state...It was so fun to see her reaction to all these new things!

The Family

Ella dipping her toes in the Gulf.

Look I wear my sunglasses on top of my head just like Mommy & Daddy

Hmm I kinda of like the beach scene...

After the beach it was off to the mountains to see the leaves & take in some cooler air with the Brown Family. We went to Vogel State Park where the lake & trees were gorgeous. Since it was a little chilly we bundled her up & surprise she looked too cute! She loved walking around in the Baby Bjorn & having s'mores - ok not yet but you could tell she can't wait to eat one.

I love being so close to Daddy.

I'm all bundled up!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ella is almost 2 months old!!

Who can believe it? She is growing up so fast!! At her Dr.'s appt she weighed 11 lbs 8 oz (75%) & was 22 3/4 in long (50-75%). She has started to give real smiles, rather than the "I'm just pooping smile." And when she shines one at you, it melts your heart & makes your whole day! The activity mat is her new fun hang out. When I put her on it, she turns into a little wiggle worm and oohs & aahs at all the hanging toys. She has started taking prevacid to help with her acid reflux & reduce the projectile spit ups, yeah! We are excited to say that we no longer play hot potato. (The game to see who's holding her when she decided to blow.) The kitties are starting to come around more but I still see Sophie & Sidney rolling their eyes when she starts to cry. I think they realize that she is here to stay. ;-) Otherwise things are great! Everyday is a surprise since you never know what new little trick she will learn!

Ella & Daddy for his birthday.

Ella laying on Daddy's chest after eating too much cookie cake, yum!

Sidney & Ella catching some rays on the bed.

Look at me, so happy on the activity mat!

Ella decked out in her Georgia dress & booties cheering on the Dawgs!!

Yeah! Hannah Harrison was born on 9/15. Ella is so excited to meet her new friend.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ella is already 1 month!!

Wow it's hard to believe that Ella Grace is 1 month old! I don't know if it's the sleep deprevation or if someone is pressing fast forward but time is really flying by. We went to her 1 month appt and all looked good. She is now 9 lbs 4 oz and growing! Here are some fun photos showing what's happened in the past weeks.

Ella with her boyfriend, Luke Mullvain. Daddy likes to call him, "Ella's Bodyguard" rather than "boyfriend."

Ella with Mommy & Daddy

4 Generations: GG, Grammy, Mommy, & Ella

Ella's Uncle Tanner, graduated from Emory's P.A. school. Congrats Tanner!

Girls Dinner at my house to celebrate Erin's B-day!

1 out, 3 to come! Here's the most recent photo of all the college KD girls. Ella @ 2 1/2 weeks, Erin (Hannah coming mid Sept), Lisa (due late Oct), & Katie (due mid Dec). Ella will have so much fun with all her new friends!

Here we are at the Brown's celebrating Daddy's B-day! Ella wanted to make Daddy laugh for his birthday so she pooped, peed & spit up on Mommy all at the same time! Isn't she talented? Multi-tasking at such a young age. I consider this the night I was officially christianed into motherhood. ;-)

Bath Time! Since Ella is so advanced with her bodily functions we decided that it was time for a bath!

And finally the most recent photo's! These were taken today as Mommy pretends to be Anne Geddes.

Sorry that we have been behind in posting. Now that we have things somewhat in order with Ella, we will try to post more often.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ella Grace is Here!!!

Hello Everyone - We are very pleased to announce that Ella Grace Brown is here! She was born on Wednesday 7/23/08 at 7:33 p.m. She weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 20.5" long. We would like to thank our Family and Friends for their help before and after her arrival! Please check out the links below to view pictures of Ella Grace. As you can see, we are very proud parents. Enjoy!

Days 1-3

Days 3-7

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pre-Ella Photos

Here are some photos for everyone to enjoy as we wait for Ella Grace. Everyday is a waiting game, but we will get to meet her soon! We can't wait!

Karley at about 34 Weeks!

All the Pregnant Girls!
Karley, Erin, Lisa, Katie

All the Gainesville Folks at the shower Mindy threw!

Paintings that Nana Brown made for Ella Grace!

More Paintings by Nana!

Ella's Nursery

The Changing Station

Sophie playing in Ella Grace's Chair!