Monday, July 26, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

letters to my daughter: Month 5

Dear Ellie girl,

Today you are 5 months old! I am just amazed each day at you. You bring so much joy and light into my life. Your dad and I just marvel at you.

This past month it seems like you have mastered a bunch of new stuff. You are rolling all over, scooting backwards, have found your feet and most recently are trying to get those toes in your mouth!

Last month I finally put you in your crib and you have been sleeping in there ever since. You have turned into a stomach sleeper now and you love to be up against the very side of the crib, just like how you used to love to push your head into the crook of my arm. It must be a comfort thing. There have also been a few times that we put you down in one position and come back to find you in a completely different direction.

Baby girl, you are just the sweetest. I love to go in a watch you sleep. It is such a special thing to watch your child sleep. You will know what I mean some day. I also love to put you in bed with me in the morning for a bit and just "talk" with you. You are quite talkative and smily first thing and we get good cuddles in!

At your 4 mo. check up (which was really about 4 mo. 2 weeks) you weighed 15lbs 3oz and are now 24 3/4 inches long!

This past weekend we took you camping for the first time and you were such a trooper! I can't wait to go more with you. I hope you grow up loving to camp and have adventures.

Ellie June, you mean so much to me! I am so thankful you are my daughter!

I love you!



Sunday, July 11, 2010

nap time=craft time!

well, it didn't take me long to try something else!!
The girl has a few pairs of shoes but none fit, so I decided to make some that will fit her now.
I used a pattern I found online and some scrap fabric!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I got out the sewing machine today
for the first time since Ellie's been born!!
I wanted to make a simple sling so I can wear the girly on my hip now.
Pictures of that to come once my "model" wakes up from her nap :)

While I was at it Matt reminded me that we needed a curtain to cover up the spot where our dishwasher will eventually go,
so Ellie and I went to Craft Warehouse and tested out our new sling!
We found the perfect fun fabric for our kitchen. I love it!

I couldn't just stop there with the curtain since I had a little left over!
So I added some to an orange kitchen towel.
I also have been wanting to try and sew a ruffle on something, so that got added too!!
(And yes, those are Ninja Turtles on each side of the stove, can't separate a boy his and toys!)
A close up!
And because I had some of the ruffle fabric left over,
I decided to make a cute paci leash as well.

It sure felt good to be reunited with my sewing machine.
What can/should I make next??

Friday, July 9, 2010

"Let's see what she thinks of the shower!"

(That face about sums it up!)
But it was just too cute/pitiful not to photograph!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

We'll probably take their picture EVERYTIME we get them together!

Remember these??
Ellie was 6 days old and Carter was 2 days (I think?)
Now look at them at 4 months!!

Our girl has definitely warmed up to him!
She wanted to hold his hand this time, not knock him out!! :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010