Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just Pics...

I only have time for picture right now...they are out of order, but enjoy!

My girls are growing up fast!

7 months already!

3 year photo

6 month photo

On her 3rd Birthday

Disney on Ice!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Madison Update

Sweet Girl!

All ready to go to gymnastics!

I love my new swing set!!

Madison is 2 years, 10 months! I can't believe she will be 3 in two months. She is such a little firecracker! She's been having a fun summer. Her favorite things to do lately...sing and dance on her new stage in her room, swing on her swing set and swim. She is SO over soccer...I have to fight with her to go every week. It is too hot to be running around in the sun! I have been making her go but after today, we are done going! We are all over soccer! At least we tried...sorry Chris, your little girl is not going to be a sports girl! She also started gymnastics once a week and LOVES it! Her favorite activity there is the foam pit. Its a huge padded pit full of soft pieces of foam. The kids just get to run and dive into it. Madi has no fear and was the first kid to take a dive! Madi is such great big sister! She is always looking out for Elly and trying to make her laugh....its so cute!

Ellyana, 3 and 4 month post

Ellyana @ 3 months

Weight: 11-12 lbs

Height: 24.5 inches

Clothes: 3-6 months

Ellyana @ 4 months

Weight: 13 lbs 8 oz
Height: 26 3/4 oz
Clothes: 3-6 months and 6 months

Ellyana is 4 months old! WOW! 4 months went by so fast. Elly is the sweetest baby. She is so easy going and happy. We are enjoying her so much. Things she is doing now: Rolling over, giggling, putting weight on her legs (she's actually been doing this since birth), holding her head up perfectly, sitting in the jumperoo and sleeping 7-8 hours (sometimes). We love her sooo much and can't believe we have only had her in our lives for 4 months. I can't even remember my life without her!

1-4 months

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sweet Angel

Princess Lindsay Dean earned her angel wings yesterday....

I am in was so sudden! Please pray for her family and the whole Hearts of Hope community. Life is so precious and short. We were blessed to have known this sweet little girl.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ellyana, 1 month & 2 month post

Elly @ 1 month

Weight: 9 lbs 11 oz

Height: 22 inches

Clothes: Newborn and 0-3 mths

Elly @ 2 months

Weight: 11 lbs 11 oz

Height: 23 3/4 inches

Clothes: 3 months, some 3-6 pants fit

My little sweetie is over 2 months old! I have been busy with 2 silly girls! I am back to work and hating it! Elly is not doing good with the bottle so we are trying different bottles to try and find one she likes. I just bought the Tommee Tippie which is shaped just like momma so we will see! On Monday she went from 5 am to 2 pm only eating about 2 ounces in between! I had to come home at lunch to nurse her. She just loves her momma!! Besides the bottle issue she is doing great...eating, sleeping, pooping and smiling...everything she is supposed to do! She doing a 6-7 hour stretch without eating at night so I have been getting plenty of sleep. She is also very tall, almost 2 feet long!

Big sister, Madison is as sweet as ever! She is so much fun! We can have full on conversations with her now. She is so smart! She is in soccer this summer and she loves it! Chris takes her for an hour a week and they play together...its so sweet! Chris is on cloud 9 because he plays soccer and LOVES that Madi enjoys it. I was the only mom that was obsessing about how cute they looked in their uniforms instead of how good they play soccer! She also starts gymnastics in a few weeks...I can't wait for that!

Now that we have a yard and now that it's FINALLY nice out we plan on spending a lot of time outside. We ordered a swing set and it should be here on Thursday! Our backyard is fenced in so I am excited to just let Madi run run run! Too bad my allergies are horrible right now so I will be sneezing non-stop. I am nursing so I can't take anything, ugh!

Madison's first Goal!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day

My Mom snuggling my babies!

My mother-in-law snuggling (can you tell my girls love to snuggle!)

My beautiful babies and I

I am so blessed! I have the most wonderful Mother! Her life revolves around her kids and her grandkids. She helps me out everyday...I don't know how I would parent without her (spoiled, I know!). She is my best friend and I love her so much! I also got lucky and have a wonderful Mother-in-law! Sandy is such a great Grandma! She is so much fun and I love her dearly! I also have an amazing Grandma and Nana!

I have the most amazing kids (still weird to say kidS!) I am the lucky one! I love Madison because she made me a mother and I love Ellyana because she made me a better mother. Being a Mom has given my life purpose. I love my girls more than anything in the world!

Happy Mothers Day to all you wonderful Mothers out there!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Introducing Ellyana Marie

Ellyana Marie

March 30, 2011

8:10 am

7 lbs 10 oz

21 inches

We are so in love!

Family walk

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My little princess

Madison woke up this morning with her Rapunzel doll saying "I want to be Rapunzel today." So i dressed her up in her Tangled dress and we ate breakfast! She stood up in her dress twirled around and said "Oh, Mom! I'm a princess!" She is such a girly girl! We cannot wait to buy Tangled when it comes out next week!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

8 more days...

We are a busy family of 3...but not for long! We just moved into our new house and we finally have the Internet again! Also, I broke (shattered on the cement) my camera in July and have been borrowing my mom's since then. We finally got a new camera today, so hopefully I will start blogging more now! 8 days until baby Elly's arrival! We are beyond excited to meet our little baby girl! I finally feel settled in the house, so I am ready for a newborn! My last day of work was yesterday, thank goodness! I was going to work up until a couple days before but my feet/body/everything hurt so bad and so I decided I need to rest for a week before. I went to the doctor today and everything is all good. She is very low and ready to go! I will try and update the blog with pics/info. as soon as I can. I hope everyone is enjoying spring! We are trying but Michigan weather is so yucky! We are having an ice storm right now :(
Here are some random pics from the last month...
Madi and Daddy in the tube!

Play group full of boys! Madi loves it though!
Some of our Maternity/family pictures.....
I have such a white belly!

Our family of 3 (not for long)

Stuffing her Kitty at Build-A-Bear today. She loved it!

Mommy and Madi giving her Kitty an air bath

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Already!

Wow! I can't believe it's February already! And I can't believe it's been November since my last post...sorry! A lot has been going on this winter. Madi has grown up so much! She is almost 28 months old. She is into EVERYTHING! I am having a hard time keeping up with her lately, especially with my big belly! She is so sweet but she loves to test me...but that's a 2 year old for ya! She has big news...NO MORE DIAPERS! We started the 3-day potty training method on Friday and she has been doing great! She has been staying dry all throughout the day, nights are a different story but we are working on that. I am so proud of her! She is still really excited about having a little sister. She LOVES babies! She is gong to be a big help for me. I am training her to "go get mommy a diaper" and "give baby her paci". HAHA! We have decided on baby girls name...ELLYANA MARIE. (Pronounced EL-EE-ON-A) I will call her Elly for short. I am almost 31 weeks pregnant and feeling pretty good. My c-section is scheduled for March 31st!!!! Only 2 months away! We are moving into our new house this month and having a baby next month....crazy! Here are some catch up pictures...

It's sooo cold here!! She loves playing outside!

Her Tangled outfit and Doll!

My Grandma and I, I love her!

Me and my girl!!

Madison and Skylar being cheesey!

Me at 27.5 weeks.