Friday, September 24, 2010

Two Months

Love Peace Rock and Roll
Ellie is two months old today! She is getting more and more personality every day. She is such a happy girl and loves hanging out with her daddy! She is starting to interact with us and will talk back when we coo and talk to her.
She is amazing and we love seeing her grow!
Here is a video of Ellie chatting... don't miss the surprise ending!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

6, 7, 8

6 weeks
Grandma and Grandpa Smith came to stay with us over Labor Day weekend. Ellie loved taking naps with Grandma and having Grandpa read and sing to her.

Mesa Arizona Temple

We took a drive to see the site for the new Gilbert Temple and then walked around the Mesa Temple grounds. Ellie was out! She enjoyed all the driving around we did.

She found her thumbs!! We weren't too excited about having a thumb sucker but she will pacify herself for about an hour in the mornings. This means more sleep for us and her! At about 6 weeks she started sleeping regularly through the night! Yeah! She'll sleep from 7-9 hours every night. We love it!

She's also filling out! Hello chubby bunny!

7 weeks
Sleeping babe... although she is awake more during the day it's so much easier to take pictures when she's asleep. She is quite the wiggle worm and it's hard to get pictures that aren't blurry. But sometimes I can catch her smiling! She smiles all the time!

8 weeks
Ellie loves being outside. It calms her right down if she's really fussy so we will be so thankful for cooler weather. It's still in the 100's but looking forward to the 80's and 90's soon!

Check out her lovely eyelashes! I adore them! She is so gosh darn cute!


Ellie's Baby Blessing

We blessed our sweet Ellie on September 5th, 2010. We were so happy to have so many friends and family attend and spend this special day with us! Ellie's dress is extra special... we had it made from my wedding dress! Isn't it beautiful?! A gal in our ward is an amazing seamstress and was excited to help us. She took the loops on the back to make the tie around the gown and used the beaded sleeves to make the sleeves on her dress. It's more beautiful than I imagined it could be! We are excited to use it for all the little girls that join our family. If we are lucky enough to have any boys we'll use more of the dress to make him a little suit!
Grandma Smith

We love our Ellie!!

Ellie Louise and Lindsay Louise - bffs
Lindsay came all the way from Indiana to meet Ellie! We love her so much and were so glad she made the long trip (and time away from her family) to be here for us.

the Smith family
Martha, Graig, Corissa, Spencer, Ellie, Jacob, Hilary

the Vasquez family
Ariah, Cristina, Christopher, Nova, Eire', Spencer, Ellie and Corissa
Daddy and his little princess
Spencer gave her a beautiful blessing. We feel so blessed to have this little girl in our home. We love you Ellie and will do all we can to teach you and give you good examples to follow.