Monday, April 20, 2009


Well our very good friends Marshall and Lisa had baby #2 today and I am more than happy to announce Ellie finally has a baby girl to play with! Mallory Jean entered into our wonderful world at 2:05am weighing in at 8lbs 1oz. She is so small, you just forget how small they are at first.

On to my honesty story. Since Jess and I wanted to go see Miss Mallory, I asked Sadie to take Ellie for a few hours. She more than happily agreed. Well I watch Jayce almost daily and here lately him and ellie fight like brother and sister. they want the same toys, same book , and to both sit not just on my lap at the same time but think they actually need the same leg and with my belly there is not much room anymore!

We went and cuddled and kissed on our new "niece" and then went and picked Ellie up. As I was getting her ready for bed tonight I asked her if she went to Sadies today and she said yes. I asked her what she did there and she said "hit". I asked who hit and she replied "I hit". I then asked who she hit and she said "I hit Jayce". UGH! I then went on to say it hurts when we hit others and we dont hit, it is not nice. Ellie tells me "hit naughty". Ok she gets it. I put her to bed and I call Sadie and ask "did ellie hit Jayce today?" "Um yeah why?" I then told her, "well she told me she did. did you put her in time out?"

and what is Sadie's reply...............

"No! I can't put her in time out! I would feel bad!" To this I responded, "Jayce goes to timeout here." Her answer, "Thats different!"

Oh Ellie has everyone wrapped around her finger! But hey at least she was honest!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Fun

Well Ellie LOVED Easter this year. Over the past two weeks we have done five egg hunts and she really got into it. We even have hidden the empty eggs just for her to find. Here are some pics of our hunts.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

monkeys on the bed

My sister Maggie taught Ellie the 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed and now she wants to do it all the time. Her and Jayce wanted to do it today. and yes we let them jump on the bed! It is fun and we are fun! LOL

hotel stay

Jess went to Cedar Rapids last week on business and Ellie and I decided to tag along instead of being without daddy all week. We had a good time and it was great just being in a different atmosphere besides home.

Oddly enough ellie wanted nothing to do with the pool. I was a fish when I was younger so I have no idea what the deal was but now she even freaks out for a bath, which she LOVED before hand. Weird. anyway here is some of the pics from our getaway!

animal sounds

we also have been working on animal sounds.

we know our shapes

We have been working on learning all sorts of things and we pretty much have shapes down (rectangle still needs work) It amazes me how quick she can learn!


I havent been able to find my camera cord but we found it so here we go!

My mom brought an Easter surprise to Ellie last week. Ellie is infatuated with ducks and so we now have 2 baby ducks at our house til they get big and then they are goign to grandmas to hang out with Jack the donkey and bob and tom the goats! We have yet to name them so if you have great ideas please share!