Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Elle and I both got haircuts today in preparation for our trip to Florida.  Here are some pictures of why we needed them.
Trying to get her to look...
Trying to get her to smile...
I think we got a BEFORE picture!
Elle's hair was getting a little out of control...
Her bangs were hanging in her eyes...
They trimmed it up just enough to get it out of her eyes and help it look nice as it grows in.
Cute and tidy.
Here we are...AFTER our cuts.

We will be Florida bound soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

9 Months Old

Elle is nine months old!!!  Well 9 months and a few weeks but all these pictures were taken at nine months.  She is doing sooooo well.  I had her at the doctor a week ago for her baby wellness check up and she did great!  She is in the 50th percentile all around.  That means she is completely normal...or average...or not at all special??  Haha not true, she is just growing and gaining weight at a normal rate!  Here is her growth so far:

AT BIRTH:  7 lbs 6 oz, 19.25 inches
2 MONTHS: 9 lbs 15 oz, 22.5 inches
4 MONTHS: 12 lbs 6 oz, 24 inches
6 MONTHS: 17 lbs 4 oz, 26 inches
9 MONTHS: 18 lbs 12 oz, 27.25 inches

She is crawling, climbing, pulling up on EVERYTHING, shuffling along furniture to get the toys she wants, signing "more", waving bye-bye and hello, and giving the best hugs in the world.  She is one cuddly little monkey!  She is busy, busy, busy as you can tell from the pictures below.  This is us trying to get her 9 month picture.  Now that she can move she no longer wants to sit still.  I put her in her jumperoo when I am making dinner so I know she can't get away.  She always protests for a few minutes...who wants to be confined when you can MOVE!!!!! 

I cannot believe how time has flown.  I feel like just yesterday I was counting the days to her birth.  Nine months of pregnancy is the longest nine months of your life, while the past nine months have probably been the fastest.  I feel like the time has flown!  Here's a funny picture....me at nine months pregnant and me and Elle at nine months old.  Funniest part...we combined weigh pretty much the same as me 9 months prego (yes I still have 2 nasty prego pounds I can't get rid of).

Yes, she does have her first pony tail in...isn't it so cute?  Love her hair so much!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Getting Ready For Florida

We are so excited about our vacation in just a few weeks.  We were out at Walmart tonight getting Elle some new running shoes.  Her bf Charlie had some cute shoes on at our church social and since Elle's feet have finally started to grow and she is trying to stand and shuffling around furniture we thought we would get her some new shoes.  While we were there we picked up a few other things.

Little Swimmers were on sale so we picked up a pack for Florida.  We are counting on the weather to be warm enough to swim since Elle LOVES swimming.  When we got home we decided to try her bathing suits on.
The above bathing suit is up to 9 months and the top was rather tiny on our chunky monkey.  Matt reminded me though that cousin Melissa also bought her a bathing suit so we tried it and it fits perfect.  Look how cute! 
Her hair was terrible from having her hat on so we thought this hat matched the one shoulder look.  Haha
Noah, from Noah and the Ark was also present! :)

Finally, this week Elle was interested in my glass of water.  She wanted it so badly that I let her try drinking from a cup.  Luckily it was water since she covered herself in it.  Since she was so intent on it I thought I would try her again with her sippy cup from Nana and Grandad.  She was loving it.  Don't mind the fact that she has no clothes on...it was just easier to wipe her down. :)

She was so proud of herself but the Gator cup is still a little advanced for her so we bought her a more age appropriate one at Walmart.  As soon as we got home she tried it out.  Look at  how big she is!!!

Can you say TODDLER?  She doesn't look like a baby anymore.