Monday, March 31, 2008

Everything Rubbermaid Store

In Ohio, we have this store that has all kinds of Rubbermaid items for sale. Well, a whole floor is devoted to kids toys and fun stuff that kids can play on! Mommy has about had it with staying inside, so we went to the Rubbermaid store today to play. It was so much fun! Look at my adventures!

PEEK! (Mom, can I have this?)

TAH-DAH (Mom, can I have this?)

WEEEEEEEEE~ (Mom, can I have this?)

And, the thoughts of Reid......"What in the world is this place you have brought me to?????"

Grinning at Daddy....

Here is baby Reid laughing at Daddy.

Reid looking at Daddy some more! Look how big the Nam is right now. The doctors are working on pushing his nose upwards and his lip downwards to create the skin from nose to lip area. Daddy says he looks like he has a wad of bubble gum on his lip right now!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Thoughts and Prayers for Ian

Here is a "cyber" friend of ours, Ian. Ian is just a few days older than Reid. He was also born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He used a NAM device just like Reid to get his lip in alignment, too. Isn't he about the cutest thing ever??? He will be having his lip repair surgery on Tuesday, and I just want all of Reid's prayer warriors out there to add Ian and his family to your list. He will be undergoing a this little man needs lots of prayers for comfort and a successful surgery. Please pray for his doctors and nurses to take the best care of him imaginable, and pray for peace for his mommy and daddy. We are thinking of you, Ian....and we will be waiting for your first new smile. Love you, little guy!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Enjoying the Sunshine

Here is Reid looking outside enjoying the beautiful sunshine today.

Just being sweet. Reid is actually looking at me, his big sister, sitting on the floor in front of him. He is very into chewing something all the time. So, this burp rag will do!!!!! Why not? The Nam doesn't get in the way of chewing this, like other toys!

Can you see that grin under his "chewing blanket"? I also see some formula under his Nam...sorry!!! Yuck! I still love his eyes in this picture...they say it all.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Playing Choo Choo with Reid (even though he doesn't know it!)

Here I am with my baby Reid. He looks like a deer in headlights, doesn't he? He had no idea that I was playing train with him....and Mommy thought it was too she snapped a quick picture of us. Hey, you gotta be inventive when we have been stuck inside this house since November! Please, Spring..come to Ohio soon!!!!

Baking with Mommy

Here I am....ready for action!

Cracking the eggs...I am getting good at this!

Pour in the water and oil carefully.

Mix it all together. (I let Mommy help, too)

The best part....licking the spoon! The cupcakes are still baking. I will post the end results later after Mommy and I frost them! I can't wait for dessert tonight!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tape Everywhere....

Here is my baby. I tape her lip every night like Mommy and Daddy tape Reid's lip. Just thought I would share this with you!

Monday, March 24, 2008

4 Month Shots....finally

Well, Reid is almost 5 months, but he couldn't get his shots until today due to those nasty ear infections he has been having. He is better now. The doctor said that his ears are filled with fluid, still...but no infection. Cleft kids have lots of ear issues.....tubes will be coming soon. Look at his battle wound! He had 4 shots today. Yikes....poor guy! Check out those chunker legs!

As you can long as he has his blankie...all is well. Smiling and all!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Here's me and my best buddy, Carter.
Here I am with friends, Noah and Carter. I am so lucky to have such great friends in my life.
Here I am again with Ethan and Carter. They are brothers....can't you tell????
Playing "tent" is so much fun for 3 year olds! Noah, Carter, and I had a great time playing together! Thanks, Julie and Josh for taking such good care of me when I was over. I love you!

Decorating fun!

Here I am ready to decorate eggs! (and I did all this with a fever! Mommy didn't know. I made it for awhile...then just felt yucky!) Not fun!
Wow! This one turned out nice!
Painting, too!? My favorite!
I think our eggs turned out nice!
Happy Easter from Reid, too!

Friday, March 21, 2008

A picture is worth 1,000 words....

Notice my daddy's sweater tag.....XXL

Notice me, Little 3 year old Ellie, wearing Daddy's sweater, size XXL

Notice Daddy wearing Daddy's sweater, size XXL

Yet, one more view of Daddy's sweater, size XXL.

Moral of the story...don't let Mommy dry wool sweaters with the other laundry. (and you all thought Daddy did this.....nope!)

Meeting the Easter Bunny

Here I am being brave going to see the Easter Bunny.

Here I am sitting with the Easter Bunny.

I love him!

What a great time I had!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Comparing pictures

Just a little comparrison of Reid's lip. Here he is in the NICU a few days after birth. Look how much to the left his lip extends. It actually covers up some of his nostril.

Here Reid is just a few days ago. His lip is looking good and is almost all lined up perfectly. He has been a trooper through all of this, and we are so proud of him for putting up with all of our taping, adjustments, appointments, and so many other things. Love you much Reid! We are so proud of you!!!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

4 Generations

Here are 4 generations of our family. It was my Pap Pap's 97th birthday last weekend, and we got together and celebrated. It was a lot of fun! Here you can see the 4 generations of "men"! Included are Reid, Daddy, Pappy (holding Reid), and Pap Pap. We are blessed!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Making Daddy Proud

Future Muskie???? Maybe....

Sidenote....Ellie wore this shirt at 18 mos....uh oh...Reid is about 14 months ahead of schedule! Yikes!

Mommy's favorite sound....

Here is my Mommy's favorite thing to hear. Just try not to smile while watching this....I dare you!!!!

Finding the dark!

It's Easter egg hunting time! Our church has an annual egg hunt for all the dark! Here I am finding lots of eggs....52 to be exact!

Hmmmm..maybe over here are some good eggs....

I see some!!!!

What a great time I had! Happy Easter!

Looking cute, Reid....

Here is my baby.....watching me on the slide. He thought I was funny, too! (He was supossed to be napping...but you see how that worked out!)

Me??? Scared??? .....Are you kidding????

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had good weekends! We had a terrific one! (Aside from Reid being a little cranky...all was well!) I want to show you what I did!

We went to the Bunny Trail in town which is a nice event for the community during Easter time. Well, they had inflatables there to play on! If you know me...this is a great thing. So, look at my adventure on my favorite inflatable. Mommy couldn't watch!!

Here I am going up the tall, tall ladder to reach the top of the GIANT slide.

Here I am sitting at the top just laughing and ready to make my great plunge!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Shaving cream fun!

Well, here I am....having a grand old time with Daddy's shaving cream! So for all of you that have never tried this...I highly suggest it!!!! ***it also allows Mommy to mop the kitchen floors afterwards!*** I love being messy!

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?