Thursday, June 26, 2008

Baby Signing Time

I just love this video. My aunt let us borrow it for Jayce and now Ellie and it has been a great thing in our house. Jayce is an old pro and can sign many things and seems to learn new signs all the time. It also has been very calming for Ellie when I have to get something done and if I try to do it she screams. I put on this video and bam instant attention grabber. She loves watching the babies make the signs and has signed more a few times and eat once. It is very educational. Ellie asked her aunt Sadie to buy Volume 2 for her birthday. Kelly also gave us the cds so we even rock out in the car to the songs. These are the pets I love is our favorite.
You know you are a mom when you thouroughly enjoy listening to the kids cds and sing along right with them! Fair warnign though, you will have the songs stuck in your head forever!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Yeah Daddy!

Last Saturday we went to Jess' football game. He is playing for a semi pro team in Des Moines called the Iowa Lightning. He loves to play and we love to watch. Due to the flooding they are playing their games at Bondurant High School. Saturday was the season opener and we enjoyed watching the game with our friends and family. Thanks Sandy and Jon and of course Sydney! Ellie and Sydney had a great tiem sharing toys and I must admit Sydney thought I was hysterical! Who doesn't, right?!

The big news of the night for us was Jess scored a touchdown! For all that don't hear about it all the time, In high school Jess scored an 87 yard touchdown. We have it on video and he beams when we watch it. (I do too!) Well his team has one play where he goes frombeing the center to being the full back. they decided they were ahead by enough points that they would try it out. It worked. He ran for a 6 yard touchdown! It was exciting! They have a few wives who take pics at the games and they caught it on camera.

We are so proud of you Daddy!
and here is the final score!

Friday, June 20, 2008

how quickly things change!

here are a few pics of our 11 month old! Less than a month til her 1st birthday! Amazing that we have been blessed with her for that long.

sleeping with aunt maggie
in the wagon with Jayce at Devin's ballgameblue eyed baby (still a toothless smile!)
mid laugh LOL!
Her personality just beams off her

Just since I lasted posted Ellie has started walking. On Father's Day she walked six steps towards Jess. It was so neat. We all were cheering! Then Monday she walked across the living room and now she walks way more than she crawls! Sadie had her at her house the other day and she was even walking with stuff in her hands. What a big girl! I caught it on video a few times.

Monday, June 2, 2008

dancing queen

Ellie has really discverred the joy of dancing. anytime there is music and a lot of the time there is not, she will break out her moves. She shakes her butt, hand in the air and will eve go to the ground and shake it back up. It is one of the funniest things ever. And you know me, I got it on video.