Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Ella says Happy Halloween everybody!  We didn't want to buy a costume for her so I found this Boo/Frightfully Cute onesie at Gap and thought it was perfect!  We call her boo or boo-boo so it's a good fit.  And boy is she Boo-tiful!  

I added this one bc it looks like we said, 'Boo' to her while taking the pic...haha

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We Have Giggles!

She giggled for the first time yesterday...and, of course, I missed it while Kyle watched her so I could shower. we got it on video.  It will melt your heart!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Helping Daddy

Daddy has been working so hard on his Masters work that Ella decided she would help him out a little.  She actually typed things in a different language....have no clue how she figured that out.  :)

It looks as though she has two different cowlicks on top of her head

crazy haired girl!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Secret Revealed

So remember when I said I couldn't show anymore pictures because of a secret, here?...  Well, here are the other pictures I had taken in the shoot.  They were secret because I was holding the letter E!   Now, looking at these I can't believe my little Ella is here!  But very glad she is.....I was so sick of being pregnant.  I'm definitely not one of those women who just loves to be pregnant!  
 I've put a few of these picture in her nursery (which I have a nursery post almost ready!!!!).  

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Go Huskers!

It's almost game time so I'm quickly doing this post so you can see Ella in her Husker gear from Aunt Kiki and Uncle Adam!  It's stinking adorable.  And boy does she look good in red!  :)  I apologize in picture taking skills were not spot on today.  Also, she is starting to wiggle so much more!

please notice the adorable bow socks she has in almost every color...they finally fit her!

husker butt!  :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

IPone Pic Friday

Here are two sets of IPone Pics!  I decided I needed to get 2 collages up to get through them so they can become current photos!  These are all 2-3 weeks old!  Enjoy her faces!

Monday, October 22, 2012


We are starting to notice little tendencies Ella has and here is one of them...she loves to hold her hand in a fist.  Not only is it in a fist but she puts her thumb in between her pointer finger and middle finger.  She even does it with both of her hands.  It's funny.  She does it when she's concentrating on something or just hanging out in her bouncer.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ella Pics

All of these precious pictures are from the other day when I was taking her 3 month pictures.  Some of them were just too good not to share!

love this look....her eyes!

itty bitty bubbles



oh i do love this one

Friday, October 19, 2012

IPone Pic Friday

These are all still in the first week of having her home!  The top one is my favorite...I loved how when i woke up she had wiggled out of her swaddle and then her arms where up...I sleep that way sometimes, too!  Now looking back at all of these early shots...I can't believe how much she's changed!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

3 Months

sleeps 7-8 hours---she's still sleeping like a champ...the doc was very impressed
talks like crazy---she coos and baby talks constantly when she's's basically adorable
loves her momma---she loves her daddy too, but momma is her comforter
still has blue eyes---They are dark blue but definitely still very blue!  I'm hoping they stay that way!
bald spot---she has a huge bald spot on the back of her head where she's cute.
hates tummy time---I try to do tummy time with her but she just does not like it!
grabs my hair---she is just grabbing more and more all the time...and starting with my hair (which is always in a          pony tail)
loves her monster toy---she has a crinkly monster toy that is her favorite, I will try to post a pic soon.  Her eyes light up every time I get it out for her to play with.
not a fan of the car seat---she does pretty well in the car but if she starts to get a little upset there is no going back until she is out!  :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

3 Months

Ella is 3 months old as of yesterday!  She is growing like a weed!  When we went to her 2 (2 1/2) month checkup she was 11.4 pounds, so I'm guessing she's slightly more than that now.  She is definitely becoming more and more active by the day.  It's so much fun to watch.  Even when I was taking this can see there's a steak from the 3 to the m....that's from her and she probably wouldn't have done that the last time.
I have a couple more pics of her at 3 months to come so keep checking!

Thought I'd show some outtakes.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2012

IPhone Pic Friday

Big pic:  Our first family 5
Top right:  Dad reading to cousin Paige who came to visit Ella
Owl hat:  Couldn't take enough of her in that cute little outfit-day 4
polk a dots:  that was her lady bug outfit...we were all ready to go to the hospital on day 3 for a weight check
gray hat:  that was on our way home from the hospital....the only picture I got because of my painful headaches

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ella and Mommy

Ella and mommy

I have another tradition I want to have with my little Ella Bella.  I want to take a head shot like this every year (I may join in every month too....haven't decided).  I think it will be really fun to watch over the years as she grows.  I don't know if down the road I'll think it's a great idea having me in them but I think it will be fun for her.  We tried so so hard to get a smile out of her but just couldn't get it.  She tends to smile most when she sees mommy's face.  The shape of our eyes are the same when we smile...straight on the bottom and then curved on top.  A lot of people actually comment on that.   

Ella's First Flight!

Kyle took Ella on her first flight...on his arm!  :)  And yes, he did fly her right over the trash can..poor girl!  But it's still cute!  Maybe she'll get to go on her real first flight pretty soon.  I'm sure hoping so!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

IPhone Pic Friday (saturday)

These are all pictures from my phone, obviously, from in the hospital.  It seems like a blur already but each picture makes me remember how much we fell in love with her after she arrived.  What a blessing she is.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kinsey's Visit

While I titled this Kinsey's's mostly pictures of Ella!  :)  Kinsey came out for a week and we had tons of fun together.  It makes us wish we lived closer so we could see each other much more often!  We actually did quite a few things while she was here.  We went to Walnut Creek and went shopping and ate some yummy Mediterranean food and some really good bundt cake from "Nothing Bundt Cakes".  I highly recommend the place.  There is one in Omaha!  We also did some shopping at the outlets, where Kinsey got the cutest Coach purse ever!...I am so jealous!  :)  We went to Napa and also went to a local winery near my house.  Both places we just sat outside and enjoyed some wine/bubbly and just know, like girls do!  Thanks for coming out, Kinsey!  Ella and I had so so so much fun with you...can't wait for the next trip.  Ella keeps asking when Aunt Kinsey is coming back to play!      

My little Ella

love making her smile!

big eyes!

Ella and Aunt Kinsey at Gotts for hamburgers and fries in wine country.

cheek kisses!

Aunt Kinsey and Ella

if you look close--you can kinda see she is scrunching her little nose

so precious...(besides my awkward neck rolls)

me and my sweet baby girl

another with Aunt Kinsey

this one cracks me up....also crazy that the camera actually caught it.  She made this face for like half a second but I busted laughing as soon as I saw was hilarious!

at Domaine Chandon...we got some was yummy

Kinsey being funny!


doesn't she look so pretty in that pink?!?!?!

the grapes

the rows of vines

we joked that this looks like a senior picture but I think it's a great shot!

We were able to see lots of grapes...they hadn't harvested them yet!