Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3 Months

Miss Luella Claire,
You are growing so unbelievably fast! I cannot seem to get over how quick these past three months have went by. Everything about you is changing: the way you smile, the sounds you make, the way you communicate with us, your sleep schedule, and most of all – your personality.
I love every little piece of you. Your smile literally melts my heart and your little coo’s and ahh’s make me weak in the knees. You’re precious in every way and I look forward to the many days ahead that I get to see you and watch you grow.

CIMG6576 You smile a LOT . . . which is a-okay with me. Every morning when I go into your room and peek into your crib – this little face is what I’m greeted with. It is my favorite time of everyday.

CIMG6580 This month, you have started to put your little fingers in your mouth. Uncle Jesse hates this the most. He always grabs your hand and pulls the fingers out; this usually is followed with a little grunt from you – letting him know you’re not okay with him messing with you. Then you proceed and put that little hand right back to your mouth.

CIMG6584 You are such a curious little critter. You raise your eyebrows at me all the time. It doesn’t get old, though – I get a good chuckle each time you do.

CIMG6589 I love your chunky legs. I think they are my favorite part of your little body. Every day after work, I come home and squeeze them and talk to you so excitedly. You usually get excited, too, and let out a few adorable cackles.

You have several nicknames. A few of them are . . . .
Ellie Bean
Lu Bird

CIMG6590 Your hair is finally getting a little thicker and longer. I can’t wait to put all of your pretty barrettes in. The headbands will do for now; they are equally precious.

CIMG6592 I have already painted your little fingernails once, but I can’t wait to paint those pretty little piggies this summer.

A few “firsts” this past month:

  • You went out on your first walk – and slept the entire time.
  • You watched your first selection show and “filled out” your first March Madness Bracket.
  • You got sick. :( After 3 trips to the hospital, several tests ran, and lots of worrying by Mom and Dad – you were diagnosed with Bronchiolitis. Scary stuff! After three shots and 10 days on antibiotics, you were much better.
  • You dressed up in green for your first St.Patrick’s Day.
  • You started using your Bumbo seat.
  • You ate cereal for the first time (without the okay from your doctor!)

CIMG6593 I get a lot of curious looks like this one from you.

CIMG6597 ….and other times you will give me silly looks.

CIMG6599 My favorite look of all is your beautiful smile.

CIMG6604 I love you Ellie Claire. Seeing you is my favorite part of every day. You make me so happy – I can’t imagine my life without you . . . and I don’t want to. :)

Love Always,
Your Momma

Friday, March 18, 2011

She’s Not Irish . . .


CIMG6539 “My Mom dresses me in the most ridiculous outfits . . . . “

CIMG6540 “But aren’t I a cutie?!”

CIMG6541 After I got off of work, we went out to eat for a little family dinner. :)





CIMG6568 Ever since Ellie was born, she has had this look like she knows exactly what is going on around her. She is one smart cookie.

CIMG6570 When we got home, we laid down and watched some good ol’ March Madness

CIMG6573On commercials, we had play time. We love our little lady SO much.

I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! 

“Aunt Sam” Visits

One of Ellie’s biggest fans is Samantha. She comes to see her all the time! She loves to hold her and love on her. One of the things Sam always says to her is, “I just want to EAT you!” Jimmy doesn’t quite understand this. Haha – One night he asked me what that phrase is supposed to mean. I told him that Sam wants to “eat her” because she is SO, SO SWEET. :)


Picnik collage5


On the Eve of St. Patrick’s . . .

Ellie, Kobe and I went to visit Nana and Poppy. :)


Picnik collage

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thanks, Uncle Jesse!

Ellie’s Uncle Jesse gave Ellie this green bumbo seat for Valentine’s Day. It looks blue in the pictures – but I promise it’s green. She is getting used to it and loves it very much. Thank you, Uncle Jesse! From your favorite Valentine ever! :)





Granny’s Girl – Auntie M’s Boy

Sunday afternoon was pretty relaxing out at Nana’s . . .

CIMG6497Lu took a nice, long catnap.

CIMG6500 Granny came to visit Ellie. She loves to sing to her – and it always sends Ellie right to sleep.

CIMG6505 Auntie M took a nap with Kobe

CIMG6506 He loves to cuddle :)

Little Miss Adorable

We had quite an eventful weekend. The weather was so beautiful; Ellie, Jimmy, Kobe, and I went out on a walk. It was Ellie’s first time outside without a blanket over her head. I was hoping she would look around and take it all in, but as soon as we stepped outside, she closed her little eyes and drifted off to sleep. We walked up to Grandma Jett’s and visited her for awhile. Uncle Al, Uncle Terry and Sherry came to see Little Lu. We had a great afternoon.


CIMG6460 Who leads who, here? Kobe thinks he’s the man of the house!


CIMG6473 Jabbering more and more these days.

CIMG6475 Someone has found her thumb!

CIMG6481 After visiting some of Jimmy’s family, Ellie, Kobe, and I headed out to Nana and Poppy’s. She fell asleep on the way.

CIMG6482 Talking to Nana and Poppy

CIMG6483 This little girl has brought so much joy to all of our lives.

CIMG6487 Pondering her thoughts.

CIMG6485 Million Dollar Smile : Melts My Heart Every Time

Mmm, Mmm . . . Cereal!

Ellie tried rice cereal for the first time this weekend. She LOVED it. I know it is kind of early for cereal – but her antibiotic makes her a little bit edgy so she doesn’t sleep as well as she used to. (I’m hoping that’s what it is - - - it’s the only change we’ve made and she is waking up every two hours at night.) Anyway – we’re just not going to tell her doctor. ;)


CIMG6446 Ignore those chipped pink fingernails. :)

CIMG6449 The only problem is that she is a little impatient. She doesn’t understand why she can’t have the spoon in her mouth constantly – like a bottle. I suppose it takes some getting used to.

CIMG6452 Just a tad bit messy.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Spy With My Little Eye . . .


Ellie Bean!!!! (With that hand in her mouth more and more!)

CIMG6432 Love those blue eyes – so blue, they make you want to dive in. :)