Saturday, October 10, 2009

You know you are in North Georgia when....

Last weekend we went up to the Brown's cabin, for a family fun weekend. We had a great time hanging out with everyone and I know Ella loved running all around! Since fall is in the air we tried to make the most out of our North GA weekend. We went to a pumpkin patch but it was closed (how you can be a pumpkin patch closed in October I am really not sure but whatever) so to make everyone feel festive we decided to go to the Suches Indian Fall Festival. We really did have a great time there but only at a true North GA festival will you find a real Turkey Shoot. There's nothing like listening to bluegrass, eating boiled peanuts and then hear boom. Sorry Tom Turkey your number was up! After several booms we decided to head back to watch to the GA game. Needless to say after saying goodbye to Tom & the Dawgs we all needed a drink & campfire. ;-)
Toccoa River, behind the Brown's house.
Ella listening to the bluegrass.
Ella playing around during half time.
Daddy & Ella with Nana & Papa.
Ella running around, enjoying the mountain air.

Ella and Mommy saying "cheese"

A day at the park...

Since we have been having such amazing weather, we made a trip to our local park. They have tons to do there with a lake, playground, trails and more! Here are some photos....Ella picking up leaves. This is definitely one of her favorite activities lately. She really loves the brown, crunchy, half-way decomposed leaves. Go figure?

Running around the playground. Holding on to her Hollywood sunglasses!

Weeee, going down the slide with Daddy.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September in a nutshell

September in nutshell. [meaning I am so behind so here's more photos & less talking, enjoy! ;-)]

On Labor Day we went to the GA aquarium.....She loved it so much we ended up getting season passes.Daddy & Ella in the underwater tunnel. She was going crazy pointing in every direction saying ooooh!

Little person, Big tank.

Ella checking out the jellyfish. I think this photo is so cool since it shows her little profile perfectly!

You could watch these things for hours.

Ella saying "Goooo Dawgs!" Not perfectly, but you totally get the gist.

Destin 2009Do you think she likes ice cream? Here she comes for a big bite!

How much fun to see what a difference a year can make! Last year she was just 8 weeks old & was a little glow worm & now she is 14 months and walking all around. Well walking everywhere except the sand. Notice in the photos that she is either standing on a towel or being held. Needless to say of the hundreds of kids frolicking in the sand, Ella was the one child that would not leave the towel unless she was in someones arms or had her little Tevas on. But she did love the ocean and kept sticking her salty little fingers in her mouth.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday, Daddy!!

Happy 30th Birthday, Daddy! We hope you have a great day. We love you bunches!!!
Ella & Mommy

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August Recap

As usual another month is "flying" by! We seem to be always on the go, but we have had lots of fun times!

In the beginning of August, Ella took her first airplane ride to see Grandpa & Grandma Saluter in Baltimore. I didn't know how she would react but she did amazing. Considering this is the same child that we couldn't take in public for the first 6 months I think she has made huge strides. She watched Dora & Deigo on her new DVD player & munched on some goldfish and was happy as a clam! Grandpa playing with Ella.

Grandma holding Ella during the "Meet Ms. Ella party!"

Uncle Glen & Aunt Arlene making Ella giggle.

Ella hamming it up for some cake!

Here are some recent cute photos....
Ella loves bathtime and her 500 bath toys!

Ella in her bath robe running around her room before bed. Hmm doesn't look like that bedtime lavender bathwash worked, she still looks pretty wired to me.
Future Verizon Wireless customer, she loves her cell phones!

For Ella's first birthday we got her tickets to go see Dora Live at the Fox Theatre. I didn't know who was more excited, Mommy or Ella ;-) I really think Ella loved it because her eyes would not leave the stage and when Dora or Boots went off stage she waved bye bye to them. Plus it was fun to do something different and watch her reaction to all the new things.
It ended up that the Sat 11a show was quite popular since we saw Katelyn, Katie, Jeff, Erin & Wes. So much fun to run into friends!

Some more random August photos.
When she puts her sunglasses on we call her Hollywood!

Can we say Daddy's clone? Not only does she look just like Skip but she tips her sunnies down just like Daddy when he is mowing the yard. Too cute!

Hollywood getting ready to greet Daddy in the front yard. (Also notice the nice stream of drool, we can thank 2 teeth cutting through for that one;-)

Ella so excited & waving like a crazy person as soon as she sees Daddy's truck driving down the street.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fun in the sun

Since Daddy has been really busy at work we planned to have a family fun day and I think from her smiles it was a huge success!
Fun in the Sun!
Close up of Ella's face as Daddy throws her high up in the air! She loves it, however mommy was cringing as I took the photos!
Higher, Daddy!
Then we had some fun at home!
Daddy playing kissy monster with Ella.
How can you resist my cute little face!
Ella trying out her new power wheels and learning how to press the button to make it go zoom!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Birthday Girl Photos

Birthday Girl Photos!!! Since the website is being difficult today the photos will be out of order, but at least you can see our little birthday girl!!!

Here are the photos from Sunday when Ella had all her little friends over for cake!

Here are some photos from Thursday on her actual birthday....

Headed to the kitchen for my birthday cake!

Geez, would you bring me my cake already? (I guess the song is right, it's my party & I will cry if I want to!)

Pretty tasty cupcake!

Then on Saturday we had over the whole family to celebrate......

Ella greeting all the guests showing them how old she is. Plus how cute is the little confetti b-day skirt that Grammy made for her!!! (It even had her name in confetti in there!)

The house all festive for the big day!

Ella's ladybug cake. Not only was it precious but delicious too! The top layer was chocolate with fudge filling & the bottom layer was vanilla with a strawberry & cream filling. Thanks Grammy!

Ella's smash cake!

Ella not real sure what to do with her cake ;-)

Ready to get down and party with all her guests!

All of us filling up our plates with BBQ, Again thanks grammy & nana!

Mommy & Daddy with the birthday girl!

We made this picture board to document everyone that came to Ella's party to share in her special day! We will print all the pictures & put them in a book for her so she can see all the people that love her to pieces!