Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ellie's Birthday

Ellie turned three on March, 19. Ellie is a precocious 3-year-old. She has been very into the Little Einsteins for a few months and hums classical songs all day long. I love how much she loves music and singing. We threw her a Little Einsteins party and it was a huge success. 
My sister-in-law Abby made this awesome rocket cake. It seemed a shame to have to cut it!

Ellie found one of her presents early and opened it. On an episode of Little Einsteins there are some snapping turtles and Ellie has been using one of Brian's old glasses cases and calling it a "snapping turtle" for several weeks. I decided to get her a real snapping turtle and she loved it. It is the perfect size for her little hand and she wore it all day and for many days after.

She got a snapping dinosaur too.

You know it is birthday success when Ellie has to sleep with every toy that she got.

These last 3 years with Ellie have been such a fun adventure. She has such energy and love for life. She is definitely coming into her own and is more challenging in some ways, but she is also my best little friend all day long. We love our Ellie.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

February 2016

Snow biking. Nothing keeps Brian from biking!

Brian had a conference in Houston and Connor and I tagged along to visit Emily and her family. I was stressed about the flight, but it went better than I expected.

Connor loved his cousins.

And Brian and I were even to go out and spend some time together while Emily watched Connor.

These tamales were amazing.

Took a walk along the bayou on a beautiful afternoon while Brian was busy with his conference.

We survived the trip home as well, even with a major delay in Las Vegas which meant we didn't get home until after midnight.