Sunday, July 24, 2011


Our sweet Ellie is ONE YEAR OLD today!

We can't believe it either but a whole year has passed and our little baby is growing up and is officially a toddler! Crazy! She has truly blessed our lives and those of our family as well. One of the things people comment most about her is how happy she is; it's so true! We have a happy and sweet little girl. Life is different but so much better now that she's in it. She loves to play, loves to read, loves to eat, and loves to sleep! She's very social and enjoys being out with other people and playing with her friends. She is all Daddy's girl too! He is her favorite person! She lights up when she hears him come home and loves stories and bedtime with him each night. She loves walking and practices every day and is taking more steps each time. She has a great appetite and is growing like crazy! Here are her stats to see how much she's grown!

Newborn: Weight 7 lbs 7 ounces Height 20.5 inches
12 Months: Weight 23 lbs 1 ounce Height 30.5 inches

Sunday, July 17, 2011


After church today we went to my sister's for dinner. We were all sitting in the living room when Ellie stood up on her own and just decided to walk across the room! It was so surprising and fun and exciting and the camera was in the other room of course! We managed to get her 3rd attempt on camera!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July

Looking good on Sunday in her patriotic colors!

Every year our ward has a 4th of July breakfast followed by a neighborhood parade. This year we thought it would be fun to participate and try out Spencer's new bike trailer. Ellie sure looks like she enjoyed the ride!
But she doesn't look too sure about Uncle Sam....

Later in the afternoon we went to a BBQ at the Murray's to cool off! It's super hot and humid today! Ellie wore this swimmer for the first and last time today... sorry for the rolls hanging out... she needs an 18 month swimmer asap! She enjoys the pool more each time we take her swimming.

Since fireworks are now legal in Mesa we thought it would be fun to grab a few to light before Ellie had to go to bed. She really liked the sparklers and the strobe lights!

She loves when we say YAY and claps every time!
Happy Fourth of July!!!