Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ellie in Jax Beach

While Thomas and I were busy with wedding festivities (Sarah's college friend Laura got married!), Ellie hung out with Grammy and Grandpa all weekend! Here is one of the best from the weekend. I'll upload more soon! :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Best Laughing Video Ever

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This video was taken on May 1, when Ellie was about 9 months old. Hysterical! It's me and Emily in the background. Thomas and I can still watch this and laugh so hard we have tears in our eyes.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Weekend with G & G

Ellie's Baptism was a fun-filled weekend and Grandpa, Grammy, Great Grandpa and Great Uncle Greg came up from FL for it. Here are some of Larry/Dad/Grandpa's pics:



(This was back in June 2010)











After this photo shoot he took of her on the front porch, you can see why I think that G-pa doesn't really like Ellie that much....I mean he seems totally disinterested.   :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ellie's First Steps!

Ellie took her first steps at Grammy & Grandpa's house (L & K Bretz in FL) on Labor Day weekend. Great-Grandpa and G. Aunt Dawn and G. Uncle Greg were there, too, to witness this fun event. She took maybe 3 or 4 steps and then rested for a while. Then a day or two later, she'd practice a few more. She was very proficient at walking with assistance (a hand, a table, Buzz Lightyear) but not totally on her own.

 This video was taken two weeks later on Sunday Sept, 19. She was practicing her couple of steps (showing off for her boyfriend Finn) when something clicked and she just got it: "Oh! This is how you walk! Of course." And she was off! Hasn't stopped walking since. Take a look at her first 5 minutes of real walking....



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End of September

 Here are some random shots of Ellie at the end of Sept. She loves to push her Buzz Lightyear rocket in the street in front of the house.





Our last pool day of the summer. Ellie is getting in the cooler before we hit the water.


Ellie was enjoying the park in our neighborhood: Midwood Park.

One of Ellie's last times in the Bjorn with Daddy. She's just a tad too big for this now. Sad! She used to LOVE being in this. Now she and Thomas have graduated to the backpack. More pics on that to come.

One last pic from our Buzz walks. In this pic, she was walking by herself for quite some time. Back and forth, up and down the street as I walked beside her. Here, she reached out her hand as she was walking and said, "Uh, uh, uh". She wanted to hold hands while she walked! We walked this way for a while down the street. :)
My angel.