Friday, July 29, 2011

I Love Her

So Ella and I were laying in her bed the other night reading books, saying prayers, and getting ready for bed. She looks over at me, starts rubbing my face with her hand, and says, "You're a great, great Mother." I completely lost my breath. That girl just made my whole year. But what was even harder for me was that one of my last great conversations with my Mom she said the same words to me. It was very strange. It was like my Mother was talking through Ella. Talk about crying my eyes out. Thank you Ella. I needed that. I love you.

I'm also documenting this so that I can refer to this post when she is 16 years old and telling me how horrible I am. :)I will so read this post back to her as much as I need to. Boy, she's going to love me.

Just when we've thought we've thrown all of the markers away

She (aka...Megan) found one! Ugh!!! That butt got in so much trouble! Talk about having to paint.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big Girl Bed

We have moved my little girl into a big girl bed! *tear* I can't believe that she's ready for that. But she has learned how to climb out of her crib for some time now. So I'm trying to be a responsible parent and not let her crack her head open. :) And she loves it! Sleeps great in it and she actually doesn't get out of it as much as she did with her crib even though it's easier to get out of. Anyway, here are some of the first pictures of her sleeping in it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

House Update

The house is looking fantastic!! The sheet rock is up and the wood floors are in (floors still need to be stained though)! I'm loving watching all of this come together. My father and husband have a bet going as to when we'll be in the house. Better be by Sept 30 or else my husband is going to loose. And he better not loose. :)

Sheetrockin' in the garage

View standing in the living room looking upstairs


View from the balcony outside the playroom looking down to the living room

Wood floors! View from living room looking towards the front door

View from the living room looking towards the kitchen

Half view from front door

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Gosh...I love having girls'!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dance Camp

Jeremy asked Ella last month, "El, you want me to sign you up for Soccer?" She looks at him and says, "No...Daddy! I'm doing Dance." Pure girl! Oh we go. So naturally what does a Mother do? She signs her up for dance. Yay! How fun! So she had her first Dance Camp last week. She really seemed to enjoy it and we'll be signing her up for weekly classes in the fall. I can hear Jeremy moaning now. :)

Megan was trying so hard to join her sister

Sweet Meggers patiently waiting

Look at that form! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sprinkler Park

Here in Memphis the only park I can handle during the summer is the Sprinkler Park!! We took the girls' for the first time the other weekend and we had so much fun. It is silly hot here and anything that deals with water is Heaven to us.

Megan was getting a little bossy and telling this poor girl that this water hole was hers. Wonder where she gets that from? :)

Flipping with Daddy

Jeremy and I were cringing at what could happen to this one. This was a water spout that would squirt all the way into the air. And when it didn't Megan would walk over and stick her face in it. We were waiting for that thing to just go off and Megan have a heart attack.


Megan being bossy and telling Ella to "Come Here!"

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hamburger with Cheese

I had taken Ella to the plastic surgeon today to have a check up on her incision. It's looking great! But afterwards I had taken her to Wendy's for lunch. As we're getting out of the car I ask her if she wants a cheeseburger. She turns and looks at me in disgust and says, "NO Mommy! I want a hamburger with cheese." Who knew?

Friday, July 01, 2011