Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Festival of Trees and SANTA!!

It's Luella's first Christmas and her first visit to santa. We went to the Festival of Trees on the Grove. We looked at all the trees while we waited to Luella to wake up from her nap then we got in the santa line. Luella has become very interested in the person holding her recently. She will turn toward your face and lean back to get a good look; and a lot of times she will just stare at you for a few seconds. Well santa got the stare down! And in the end she was on the verge of tears, thankfully daddy rushed over and saved her (after we got a couple cute santa pics). Unfortunately santa's elf team doesn't give digital photos and I was far more concerned about getting her to smile than taking my own pics, so well have to scan in the professional pictures once we get them.Daddy needs lessons on smiling nice for the camera!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Seriously Elway

We've decided to kennel our little dog while were away from the house. We probably should have started kenneling him when he was little, live and learn I guess. Generally he is only in his little plastic home for a few hours at a time, but that is plenty of time to cause a bunch of trouble.

This past week every day I came home, his red pillow looked a little different than when I left. I decided to document the destruction...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monster Care Bear!

My mom found a giant care bear for Luella yesterday. I introduced it to her after a nap. First she saw her (favorite) little care bear...then came GIANT care bear! She was pretty excited. Thank you mom!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Our Litle Dolly

I just thought these pictures were too cute not to share. Our little girl is so precious.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Luella's private jacuzzi

It seemed like bathing her in the sink would be easier than the bathtub, but she loves kicking so in the end I was pretty wet, as was the rest of the area surrounding the sink. She loved it, but I think we'll stick to the bathtub from now on.

Poor daddy was nervous about holding our little bare bummed Luella...I wonder why?!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How many adorable expressions does she have?

I have to say these pictures are some of my favorites of her so far. Regardless of her mood, she is just so darn adorable. It is also amazing to me the range of emotions she can experience within a couple minutes. She went from smiling and laughing to crying then back smiling again.
This next photo is one of my favorites...

And we stopped our little photo shoot for some much needed loves.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Winter Boots

We're getting ready for winter! My mom found the cutest little boots for Luella and had to take us shopping and get them. And she was right, they're adorable. When you put them on her she starts kicking until they go flying off. Her boots are probably going to be her new toys.

Of course we couldn't come home without a hat and mittens to match too!


Well hello there little tooth. Unfortunately I've only caught a picture of it when she's crying. It appeared about 2 weeks ago and is coming in fast. We think it is the most perfect little toothie we've ever seen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Love You Auntie Aubrey

My good friend Aubrey just adores our baby girl; we're so lucky to have so many people shower our little girl with love. Aub's will be our neighbor soon (we can't wait!!) and she will have a pool. We can't help but think about little swimming suits, baby sun glasses and mini lawn chairs. So much to look forward too! We love you Auntie.

Hey, feeding our little girl isn't as easy as you might think!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Playing with her care bear

Luella just LOVES her care bears. I'm not sure what it is about them, but you can just hold a bear in front of her and most of the time she will start laughing.

I used to love care bear too when I was a wee one; my mom even painted a care bear mural on my bedroom walls. Jon found out about my care bear fetish when we were dating and one year for Christmas he bought me all the care bears and gave me one bear each day as a count down to Christmas. So sweet. Luella thanks you daddy.

Physical Therapy Graduation!

We went to physical therapy this week and were told Luella is able to graduate! For those unaware of the issues, Luella's jaw was misaligned when she was born. The Dr's are pretty sure that the cause of her misalignment stemmed from Luella being a little big (8lbs 6oz) and her mommy being a little too small. So after 6 months of muscle therapy to loosen up a tight little jaw, it is finally straight!

Copying Daddy?

Jon's phone rang and Luella was very interested in what was happening, so I (of course) pulled out the camera. After watching daddy for a while, she looked over at me and I happened to capture this next shot. It looks an awful lot like she is mimicking her daddy. What a brilliant little girl we have!!