Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet Baby Face

While getting Ella dressed the other day she was being so sweet I had to get the camera out. I have been so terrible taking pictures of her. She is the sweetest little girl. She is rolling over, trying to sit up and making an effort at eating rice cereal. Its hard to believe she is five months old. Time has flown so incredibly fast! Her smile and laughs melt my heart and am so blessed to have her in my life.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow and more

Tonight Ethan joined Corey in shoveling the drive way. Ethan had a blast with his own shovel and cried when it was time to come in. According to the weather man we will have plenty to shovel again tomorrow!

Here are some pics of our last week. Ella is getting so strong and would love to sit up all the time but is not quite strong enough. Ella has also discovered her voice a little more this week and is squealing up a storm. The top left picture is Ethan wearing his Dad's hat and my shoes, what a funny boy! The top left Ethan desperately wanted to lay down with Ella and see what her crib was all about.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fun New Photos

Ethan and Ella are growing like little weeds. We had well visits today and I was in shock by how much each of them has grown. Ethan weighed in at 27lb 9oz ( 40%, we are moving up), 37 1/2in long (100%). He is so very tall, Corey is excited about that. Ella was 12 lb 11 oz (20%) and 25 1/2 in long ( 85%). They are both healthy and growing perfectly.

Happy 2nd Birthday Ethan

These are some of my favorite pics from the last year.

Celebrating at Grandpa and Grandma Barnes' house. I loved my Elmo cake!

Birthday at home with Dad, Mom and Ella. Ethan loves his new Jeep Power Wheels. We are hoping he learns to steer and drive by spring time. He was so excited!

Celebrating at Aunt Amy's for Ethan and Colsons birthday. Ethan loved his soccer ball and new rocking chair.

Its hard to believe I am so far behind on my blogging. Corey moved the computer back upstairs from the basement where it has been since Ella was born. Since the basement is unfinished, it has been difficult to have both kids down there while blogging and keeping up to date on everything and everyone. So hopefully, this is a new start to stay more up to date:)!

Ethan turned 2 two weeks ago. Its hard to believe how fast the past year has gone and all the exciting things we have experienced. Ethan has grown up so much this past year in so many ways. Reflecting on this past year is amazing! A year ago we were just starting to walk, and now we can walk, run, jump and be a crazy little boy. Ethan is talking up a storm and repeats almost every word he hears. His imagination is taking off - he uses his blocks to build towers, houses, garages, rockets and trains. He loves the Moon and reads his Moon book everyday. Ethan also loves to sit and listen to us read him books. He has a new love for puzzles. He knows all of his shapes, almost all of his colors and is working on letters and numbers. It's so neat to see him soak up everything we teach him. Ethan was also very shy a year ago and is coming out of his shell. He also decided to grow some hair this year. Its funny to look back a year ago and see how bald he was. He has such a tender heart and a smile that lights up my world. I am so thankful for him and what a blessing to my life he is!