Friday, July 31, 2009

Anyone need......

...a great cleaning buddy???? Works cheap and aims to please.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just following direct orders....

Ellie's orders to me today...."Mommy, I feel like 4 ponytails.....not 2." Ok, Ellie....there you go!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'll give you one guess....

... of what Ellie's favorite animal is.

The distinguished look x two

Reid sporting Dad's glasses (he walked out of our bedroom wearing them this morning. He does this kind of stuff totally on his staging necessary!)
And look who else liked to do this. Funny thing is, Ellie was 22 mos. in this picture and Reid is 20 mos. in the top picture. Doing the same things around the same time. Brings back memories of when Ellie was so small. What goofballs I have!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

How do I choose????

I took the kids out to the OARDC (if you aren't from around here, it is an agricultural school that has beautiful grounds and gardens for perfect picture opportunities) to meet with Scott Ferrell to have the kids pictures taken yesterday afternoon. It was on a whim, and I can not believe the beautiful shots he got of Reid. Ellie, yes, I can believe it...she is easy. Reid, not so much! I said that I was fine with him having a rock in his hand at all times, because it made picture taking easier! I would love for you to go to Scott's site and take a look at our proofs. Now, keep in mind, nothing has been altered. He can close in on any shot for close ups or whatever we need. If you have some time, I'd love your thoughts on our proofs. I have my about you?

Go here and look for the recently added photos with our last name. The password you will need to get in is Ellie. Go see what you think!!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bonded by cleft, yes....but TRULY bonded by FRIENDSHIP!

We are lucky enough to have a GREAT family that lives in our town who I have grown to love over the past 2 years. We became connected to them because our youngest both share a cleft bond. I am so thankful for them. We got the kids together for a playdate at the park and picnic. Reid and Makenna played nicely and Hannah and Ellie love to play together. You can visit their blog at Thanks for such an awesome day! Love you guys! Here are the 2 trouble makers!!!! Makenna and Reid....bonded forever.
Hannah and Ellie loving their play time together.

Reid's newest trick...hanging from ANYTHING!

Smiley guy in his glory.

Makenna, Ellie, and Hannah...the 3 amigos.

Isn't this picture pretty??? Scott (Hannah and Makenna's dad) is a photographer. He took this picture of Ellie and enhanced it for us. So pretty. Feel free to visit his site if you need any photos taken!
Loved our day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Diva Day

Ellie LOVES to play "Spa", and yes, she calls it this. Wonder where she got that from??? She loves to play make up, get her nails done, and get her hair dolled up. When Reid napped today, Ellie and I literally played "Spa" for over 2 hours. Quite the diva, don'tcha think???
Ellie before her spa treatment. (isn't her hair getting long??? She is growing it out and checks to see if it has grown any each morning....I kid you not!)

Ellie after her spa treament by Mommy.

Wooooo-Eeeee! Check out those eyes with shadow on them! I just love her lashes! Someday, she will appreciate them, I am sure.

Oh, and of course, I needed some spa treating, too!!! Ellie did me up real nice! I bet you can picture it. I hope you can picture it....because I am NOT posting my spa makeover! Sorry to disappoint you all! Just picture nails done up (and all skin around the nails in a 6 inch radius), eyes done up with HOT PINK shadow (LOTS of shadow), purple lip stick with a lovely bronze gloss on top (which I think did touch my nose in some spots), and about 25 hair clips all over my head. I was looking mighty nice. I was just praying that no one would come to the door and need me for any reason. Then again, with kids...this is my normal!!!

Ellie's nails, caked with that kids-type nail polish that is so thick it could work as a double to road tar. Yep, she loves it!

My darling, diva.

Down on the farm

We have family friends who have an aunt and uncle who live on a pig farm. They have new piglets, and we got to go see them yesterday!
We were told to wear boots into the barn. Reid looks pretty stylish with his winter boots here, shorts, and no shirt. Really, we do dress him when we go out in public!
Here you go! A pig and her piglets! The kids loved them!

They also had a great swing to swing on. Even Reid got in on the action!

Ellie absolutely loved the swing. She could have stayed on it all night long, I am convinced.

Ellie and her friend, Reece. Thanks Reece for taking us to "your farm". We had so much fun with you!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kiddie City

I took the kids to Kiddie City over the weekend to play. Ellie took her neighborhood best buddy, Ryne, and away we went. For those of you who don't know what Kiddie City's basically a kids sized town with working stop lights that they can ride their bikes on and just have fun!
Don't count Reid out of the fun. He can't ride a bike yet, but he's got pushing his airplane around down to a science!
Ryne and Ellie
Ryne and Ellie

Reid taking a breather after mowing down all the kids that were in his way. You don't mess with Reid and the airplane. If you think I am kidding....come visit us sometime. It's true!

Ellie and her beloved Barbie bike. A great day for all!

Zoo day again...

With a zoo pass, I want to get my use out of it, so we headed out this morning lunches in hand, stroller in the van, kids excited, and GRANDMA, too! It was a great morning to go, and it was nice to have Grandma along. (sorry, pics of you because you were always trucking after Reid!!!)
Ellie on the saddle. She loves horses and this is one of her favorites at the zoo. It's a little town from long ago with all kids sized fun!
Reid loves the one around him likes him clanging the bell...but he could care less!

Turtles....Reid's new word as of today!

My Ellie posing for Grandma's camera.

Mommy and her two sweeties! Thanks for a fun day, Grandma!!! Love you!

Friday, July 17, 2009

When the cat's away, the MOUSE will play...

My mom and dad took Ellie for the day yesterday and for a sleepover. Ellie was so excited. So, it was just Reid and I for the day. We were playing outside yesterday, and I could NOT figure out what he was trying to say to me over and over. He was getting impatient and I told him, "Show Mommy," and he went over to the shelf in our garage and pointed to the sprinkler. I think he was trying to say "water" but it just wasn't coming out right! So, we got out the hose, put on a swim diaper, and let the little guy live it up!
Easy way to help yourself to a drink!
Just scoping out the scene.
Check out those meatball legs!!!!! I am sure he will love this picture as a teenager!

"Catching" the water to dump on Sophie.

Wet Sophie.....and little mischief maker in the background.

Can you sense the orneriness?????
And after a hard night of playing in the water, you must treat yourself to a little juice. I hope Ellie had as much fun as we did.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I love the split second moments like this when I can show you all how much Reid ADORES his big sister. Makes my heart smile!

Swimming with Sarah

Ellie was invited to play at a friend's house over the weekend. Sarah is a good friend of Ellie's from preschool. They have a lake at their house and Ellie had a great time playing with her good friend. Thanks, Sarah!!!!!
My little swimmer! She was looking for the crocodiles since Sarah told her she has seen them in the lake before. Yikes! Ellie wasn't scared....she was mad she never found one!

Sprayground Fun!

Ellie at the Sprayground having so much fun. She LOVES going there!
Reid was not sure....and chose to eat fish crackers instead of trying out the water.

But, the crackers did not last long. Reid decided to see what this place was all about. He loved the "moving water" as Ellie calls it. Hopping from one area to another.
It didn't take long for him to get totally in on the action. This was taken right after some "moving water" got him in the face. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time....or maybe it was the right place at the right time!

Love the tippytoe pose! He is so happy he can't contain himself!!!!!
Ellie taking a break. The Sprayground is hard work, you know???
Figuring out how this all works.
No you can see.

Such a fun day!
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?