Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ella's 9 mo. check

I think I'll just keep one of these on her until she gets some hair:)

Okay, seriously? Don't you just want to eat those legs??!!!

Ella had her 9 month appointment with good ol' Dr. Glade today. She didn't have to get any shots, so we were very excited! Here are her stats:

weight: 21 lbs, 82nd percentile
height: 29 in, 89th percentile
head: 17.5, 62nd percentile

Good N' healthy!

Some of the cute things Ella Bella is doing these days:

*schmooshy face (shown above)
*so big
*waving bye-bye
*gets on her tummy and scoots backwards to "try" and get around
*sits up, then starts like she is going to crawl, but then falls to her tummy and screams and hollers until mommy comes and picks her up
*has 2 new teeth, lower front
*babbles all the time; says ba ba ba, ma ma ma, da da da
*loves playing peek-a-boo
*eats EVERYTHING from her baby food to my lean cuisines....this girl is NOT picky like her sister!
*loves going for morning runs with mommy
*already probably has a chocolate addiction thanks to her mommy
*wants to be big like Halli and her friends and wants to be everywhere the action is!

This little girl has been such a good baby. She really is such a joy to have around. She is mesmerized by Halli and all that she does. Halli is such a good big sister and is so cute with her! I am now bracing myself for the fact that little Ella is going to be mobile very soon and the "fun" will really begin!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Another Father's Day has come and gone. How great it is to have a day to reflect and appreciate the wonderful daddys in our life. However I do think there should be atleast 4 Mother's Days throughout the year......I'm just sayin.....

The day began with a scrumptious breakfast in bed, Daddy's favorite: sausage/egg/cheese/bacon mcmuffins [aka. heart attack on a plate] with a tall glass of chocolate milk, prepared by mommy and the Boo. Jake enjoyed sleeping in and eating a hearty "man's" breakfast.

I was busy this morning baking homemade bread for the Grandpas' (I know, I know. I'm so domesticated!!) And of course got ready in a rush trying to make it to church on time. Jake took Halli to church a little early to get us a seat, and when she jumped out of the truck she bent over, lifted up her dress and said "ha ha, I'm not wearing any underwear!!" and proceeded to moon the entire parking lot. Woops!! Mommy forgot the undies!! I am officially losing it. But why did she wait until she got to church to notify us of her bare bum? Because this little girl loves to be nakey. The other morning she came in the kitchen, buck naked, with nothin' but a hoodie on and said so confidently "I'm goin' outside Mom" and started to walk towards the door. I'm gonna have to watch this little gal......

Halli sang "When Daddy Comes Home" with the primary in sacrament meeting. (Don't worry, I had brought her some underwear by this point). She continues to surprise me how brave she is to get up in front of everyone (our ward is HUGE) because she can be so shy. She is such a big girl. I look at her up there and I just about burst because I love her so much and am just so proud of her. She is such a little sweetie.

After church we went to grandma Patti's where we had a BBQ. Halli helped me make a cake for Grandpa Tom:

In case you can't tell, it's a shirt and tie. The frosting turned out a little thin and started to crack, it looks a little hammered, but Grandpa loved it. Grandpa Davis would have got one, except he's a crazy man and not eating sugar right now. (I wish I had that kind of will power!!)

We then went to Grandma and Grandpa Davis' house to wish our awesome Grandpa Davis a Happy Father's Day.

Chubs #1 and 2 (Ella and Phoenix) Ella's in the orange

Halli made Daddy and the Grandpas' special Ties that she decorated herself, here's a picture of Daddy's:

Happy Father's Day to:

Our Daddy: who is the love of my life and a wonderful father, and will always be a kid at heart

My Dad: who is THE most patient man I have ever known and always knows how to make his girls and grandkids feel special

Gayle: who is one of the most amazing, positive men I have ever met and I look up to so much

Grandpa Burt: who is a great example of charity and willing to lend a hand whenever anything is needed

Grandpa Great: who is a great example of faith and love

And to all of you Father's out there!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Strawberry Days 09!!!

Aaaaah, Strawberry Days, my favorite time of year!!! We went to the carnival yesterday; Halli had a blast. This little girl loves a thrill.....

Ella Bella had a great time observing the fun. I'm sure she'll be joining Boo next year in the festivities!!

Halli's first time on a "big" roller coaster!! She loved it. She is going to be my little roller coaster buddy, since daddy is getting old and now turns green after riding one silly ride; what a lightweight!!!

And yes, even mom enjoyed the ride!!

We have been waiting all year for STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM!!! Yummmm.....

Halli also got her face painted, which she refused to let me wash off that night. Can you blame her? Look at that work of art!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Albertson's Deals baby!!!

I took a late evening run to Albie's last night, to use up my doublers that were expiring that day. Here's what I scored:

2- Aunt Jamima butter flavored syrup $1.99
$1 off 2 coupon
= $1.00/each
2- Rhodes Bake and serve dinner rolls $2.69
$1 coupon off each
2 doublers
= .69/each
1- Kraft Italian Dressing - $2.50
$1 off coupon
= .50
1- Ritz Crackers $2.50
$1.00 off coupon
= .50
1- Wheat Thins Crackers $2.50
Buy one Ritz cracker, get one Wheat Thins Variety FREE coupon
2- Kraft Thick N Spicy Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce $1.00
$1.00 off coupon for each
Total before coupons: $18.86
Total out of pocket: $4.38 + tax!!! BOOYAH!