Monday, November 29, 2010

Professional Pictures!

We had Ellie's one year pictures done in Birmingham when we were over for her birthday. I am amazed at the shots Lauren got because 80% of the time Ellie was crying... Not the best day, but we are definitely pleased with how they came out! That's why she is a professional! Thanks again Lauren for the great pictures and dealing with a crying one-year-old!

War Eagle and Happy Holidays

Sunday, November 28, 2010

WAR EAGLE! What a great year... so far!

It wasn't pretty, but a W is W and we'll take it... especially when it's against the Bammers! This has been such a fun year for Auburn football. Going in not expecting much makes it so much more exciting. We didn't take many pictures during the game because our expressions weren't smiles. I think Jay taught my nieces and nephew a few new "not-so-nice" words during the game.

This had to have been BEFORE the game, because I promise Jay was not calm and collected until the end

I am amazed this year at the negativity from opposing fans and fans from outside of AU and AL before/during/after the Iron Bowl. I know it's the South and we all love our teams, but in the end - it's just a game. We all have our up and down years. It's lonely at the top ;-)

We are excited we'll see so many of our Auburn friends and family next weekend in Atlanta. I hope we can finish the season strong, and in Arizona in January!

3 little Auburn Cheerleaders (Ellie and Millie definitely have the screaming down)

MiMi and her "babies"

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey-ed Out!

What a great Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for, especially loving family! We were able to celebrate with both sides. We're stuffed and tired, but it's all worth it.

We ate... and ate...
(and Ellie ate EVERYTHING we had for Thanksgiving including turkey, turnips, corn casserole, dressing, pineapple casserole, broccoli casserole, mac and cheese, and the list goes on...)

We played... and played...

and ate dessert...
(fudge pie, sweet potato pie, red velvet cake, and apple pie)

and played some more...

and now we are fast asleep and ready for the Iron Bowl!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What a difference a year makes!

Ellie 11/24/09

Ellie 11/24/10

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Trying to catch up!

I cannot believe my last post was about Halloween (and I think I was late on that one). Wow. What a crazy, and fast fall we are having. I need to catch everyone up on Ellie Mae. She is literally all over the place these days. She started walking so early, so running is her preference now. People constantly are asking me how old she is because she is so small, but so mobile. She is still on the small side with her weight - 18 pounds. We went ahead and turned her car seat around (I know - bad mom but we are all traveling better now), and are hoping she'll fill up on lots of turkey during Thanksgiving to hit the 20 pound mark soon!

She LOVES regular food and whole milk. She eats anything and everything. I love that about her and hope that will continue. I know it could stop at anytime. I would love to be off baby food, but I don't cook enough during the week to send her to school with real food. That is one of my resolutions for the new year ;-)

She is sleeping great at night, and napping great when she's home with us. She usually takes a 2-hour morning nap, and 1-hour afternoon nap. When she is at school, she sleeps for 1 hour max the whole day.

She loves her cozy coupe car she got for her birthday, and LOVES all types of balls.

She loves being outside and "playing" with the neighborhood boys. They are so, so sweet to her. We were at the beach this weekend and we found out that she loves the slide.

She can throw major temper tantrums at the drop of a hat.

She says bye and waves if you leave the room, or pick up her diaper bag. She says DaDa and MaMaMaMaMa.

She knows who Sophie is and will look for her. She is OBSESSED with Sophie and falls all over her all the time (thank you for a patient dog).

She's been to several Auburn games this season. I wouldn't say these would be a favorite time for her (or me). Maybe next year she'll enjoy them!

Helping with the dishes

Look at my cute Auburn outfit from my Aunt Kelly via SlagsRags!

I am hoping to get back on my regular blogging schedule soon! I am counting down the days to our slower time at work.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween - better late than never!

I feel like this is the tag line of my life right now... SO much going on! We had a great Halloween in our neighborhood and Ellie enjoyed trick-or-treating in our cul de sac! She is definitely the baby of the cul de sac, and I love that it's all boys. They are so sweet with her and always ask where "Baby Ellie" is if she is not with me. She adores them too, and wants to be where ever they are and doing what ever they are doing.

Trick or Treating with Daddy

With the cul de sac buddies

With my friend, Jane Ellen

With my neighborhood buddies

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!!!

I am still recovering for the fun-filled weekend of Ellie's first birthday and Halloween. Wow! We had so much fun celebrating with friends and family. Enjoy the pictures from Ellie's first birthday. We went with a cupcake theme because I know we'll have MANY MANY Halloween birthdays to come. I need to get my Halloween and her "chair" picture uploaded. I am using my "lunch" break to blog right now, so they others will come later this week.