Sunday, November 29, 2009

Last one....

Ellie completed her first round of ballet classes last week. She wants to sign up for the winter session, though. She really loved her teacher and loved the time with 12 other little 4 and 5 year olds. She LOVED wearing a leotard and tutu....that goes unsaid. It was fun to watch her. The classes were closed we never could see as the classes progressed how the kids were doing. On the last class, we were able to go and sit in on the hour long class, and see exactly how class worked. It was too cute!

Ellie's ballet class....doing bar exercises.
My girl loves pink.....and obviously didn't get the memo....everyone else wore black!!!!

Silly girl! I love seeing her having fun!

Yippeeeee, Ellie! We are proud of you!!!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am so thankful for so very much this year.....and to be simple and to the is where my thankfulness begins.
I am grateful for my family. I am honored to be a wife to Brian and a mom to two amazing (yet, tiring) little creatures! This Thanksgiving, I am so thankful to be with family.
This is what life is all about, right? I am grateful that I have the opportunity to be thankful for so very much. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This isn't typical at your house????? Hmmmmm......

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Party Day!!!!

We had family over for Reid's 2nd birthday party last night. It was a great time and another day to be thankful for my wild and crazy 2 year old!!!! Here are some of the highlights. I took loads of pictures and have some video to post later...but here are the nuts and bolts of the night!

"Mow Mow" cake....Reid's request.
Singing happy birthday....oh, excuse me...."Hapa Daka!"

Notice the help from big sister.....I had to laugh. I am sure Reid could have taken care of business himself....but big sister is always there to back him up!

The cake was a success! Yum!

A real success....gotta get every last bit of that taken care of!

He spent time figuring out how the bow was put together. Seriously. He is a thinker. At this rate, it will take 12 days to get through Christmas!!!!

This is my cousin and Reid. Getting into the unwrapping finally.

Ahhhhh, the pinata. This was Ellie's idea. And it was great fun. What a way to put the Halloween candy to use! We just filled the pinata up and had a ball! Note to self.....every year the Halloween candy can easily fill a pinata for ALL to share!

Taking it all in while Ellie was hitting the pinata with all she had!

LOOK WHO IS HOME!!!!!! Pap Pap is back from his 6 months away in PA with his other son. Reid was soooooo glad to see him. They were buddies for much of the evening.

My cousin, Coman, with Ellie. Ellie loved her time with him. My aunt and him live in time with them is precious.

Mom and Ellie. It definitely was hard without Dad there. But we were grateful for our time together.

Grandma with Reid and one of his gifts from Aunt Diane. A dry erase board. He loved it!

The night was coming to a close here.....tired eyes and time for a little reading together.

My little man is not so little anymore. Had a great night with family. Feel so bad that Pappy and Grandma did not get in the did that happen???? Oops! Loved our time together and feel blessed by the love around Reid. Happy birthday big guy! Love you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, my sweet...

Tomorrow (11-3) it's baby will be turning 2. In some ways, it seems like Reid has been here as long as Ellie has. It truly does. It's hard to remember a time when Brian and I didn't have kids. And it's hard to remember a time when it was just the 3 of us. It just seems that Reid has been with us all along. But at the same time, 2 years??? My little one that has been down quite a long road is already 2??? Amazing.

I am blessed by Reid's strength, courage, and absolute orneriness. I am lucky to have the chance to be his mom. I don't know if we are heading into the "terrible 2's" because I feel we have been there for about 8 months!!!!! I am hoping that God will grant us a beautiful year together, and that those so called "terrible 2's" won't be so terrible.

Happy birthday, my sweet. Everyday you make me smile. Everyday you make me proud. Everyday you make me say "Time out" about 6 times too many. Everyday you melt my heart. I love you, Reid. Happy 2nd birthday!!!!!

November 2007- brand new
November 2008- 1 year

November 2009- 2 years

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?