Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This was my kitchen at 1 a.m. the night before the party, I was trying to get my Betty Crocker on. It took me four boxes of cake mix to create 2 dozen cupcakes. I kept overflowing the cupcake foil.
Here are a few of the decorations.
Ella enjoying her cupcake!
The talented, Megan Papworth, was at the party…so more pictures to come!!
Friday, June 4, 2010
If you live in the East Valley and are looking for something fun for your girls to do this summer, check out my friend's website. She does a Culinary Craft Camp. So fun!!
I have taken her adult classes... (yes, I am trying to learn how to sew)... and she rocks!
You can check it out here: http://www.createyourownjoy.com/
Thursday, May 27, 2010
So, off we went to San Diego, with the whole family & a few close friends!
Day #1 – We checked out the Sea Lions then headed to soak-up-the-sun (clouds) at Del Mar beach.
Day #2 – We went to the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa (Sean is leaving for the Kobe, Japan mission) then we spent the day at the San Diego Zoo. We ended the day with the yummiest restaurant, Extraordinary Desserts!
Day #3 – Cam and I took the family to our favorite beach, Tide Pool Beach. This picturesque location was incredible. We had the entire beach to ourselves. After the beach we hit-up the Carlsbad outlets.
This is one of my favorite pictures.
Day #4 – Started off at Scripps Aquarium then back to Tide Pool Beach. The sun was finally out and we took advantage of every moment on our “private beach.” Of course we ate at the all-time-best place, Pat & Oscars! For those of you in Arizona, you might remember it as "Oscar's". I am still craving a breadstick.
Cam kept dunking Ella's feet into the aquariums.
After a quick "wardrobe" change, Ella wanted to walk the beach for hours.
Ella learned the "O-face"... thanks Cam.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Today Ella is 10 months old.
It is hard to believe my baby is almost one.
Here are a few of our favorite things about Ms Ella at 10-months:
- She screams. LOUD.
- She is learning to walk. She can take baby-steps if she holds our hands.
- Her baby-babble talk has increased. She will have full-on conversations with herself.
- She still hates getting dressed.
- She loves blueberries.
- She can give high-fives.
- She dances.
- She LOVES music.
- She loves being outside.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Fun on the farm.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tara made this adorable headband for Ella. Thanks Tara!!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This is such a fun stage. She is into everything and always on the move. We get to see more and more of her sweet and social personality.
* Is on the move!
* Loves to blow kisses
* Loves to roll her tongue
* Loves to huff and puff
* Is pulling herself up
* Claps for herself and for others
* Loves to kiss herself in the mirror
* Loves to bang the doorstops and listen to the loud rattling noise they make
* Is a tough-cookie – now that she is crawling, she doesn’t look where she’s going and bonks her head on walls and furniture. She just looks up at me a smiles.
* Screams. Loud.
* Is a social butterfly. Loves being around other babies and kids.
* And, she has a *thing* for shoes. If there are shoes around…she will find them and have them in her mouth.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Here is Ella at the race trying to fit in.
I’m so sorry. I haven’t posted an updated in awhile. Cam is always getting on me to update our blog…to me it is just “one more thing to do.”
But, I love blog-stalking my friends and family. So, here’s our update.
Life has been very busy the last couple of months. Cam has been working a ton and I started a marketing consulting business. The combination of the new business and Ella on-the-move…life is crazy.
Yes, Ella is now crawling. As first-time-parents, we didn’t realize how much this changes everything!
Now that Ella is on-the-move...this is how I get ready in the morning. Ella kicks-it in the tub with her toys.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I can’t believe Ella is seven months old already! To say that she is the love of our lives is an understatement. Cam and I are irrevocably in love with her. Her personality just lights up a room and she brings joy to everyone she meets…except when she’s teething, which we’ll get to in a minute.
A few milestones:
• She weighs in at 18.2 lbs. (90%) @6-months check-up
• She is 27.5 inches long (95%) @6-months check-up
• Four bottom teeth
• Can sit up on her own
• Now eats in a highchair
• Flaps her arms up & down when she gets excited
• Still loves to sleep in her swing
• Loves taking baths
• Loves prune-flavored baby food
• Loves going on walks
• Is able to get up on all fours…and rocks back and forth (Almost crawling…nooooo)
But this is what I came home to one day… Cam babysitting.
Notice Ella in her bouncer with a DVD player on. Notice Cam on the couch with the TV on.
Actually, I think this is a pretty great idea!
A Complete 180.
Last time I went to a Suns Game, I had FLOOR seats. No lie. I sat next to Steve Kerr. This time, we weren’t the very top row…but the second to last row! But it was still a blast.
Monday, January 4, 2010
We were fortunate enough to spend time in Arizona with my family then travel to Utah to be with Cam’s family.
It was truly a Christmas to remember.