Sunday, May 12, 2013

Spring into Summer

I've been slack or you could say just out right lazy on writing blog posts about our life and updates on Ella. What better time to update than on a 11 hour car ride home from visiting family... I didn't start this blog for anyone to read really other than my family or just me. I still go back threw old posts and read things that have happened with Ella that I've already forgotten about. It's been a really busy 2013 for us already so far. By far the most exciting thing has been buying our new home! We've been "homeless" for the last two weeks. We moved out of our rental home stayed with my dad for a week and then went to see family in Elizabeth City for this last week. Although its been great to spend so much time with family , I'm sure you could understand we can't wait to have a house to ourselves again!  We close on it tomorrow afternoon and I'm am so excited. Ever sense we sold our first home  a year ago I have longed to own a home again!  
To add to our busyness this week is Ella's last week of Pre-K! Say what! The year has flown by, and now i understand why parents dread the school year ending. Putting Ella in Sam jones preschool was the best decision I've made as a parent. 
Here are some pictures of Ella with her sweet cousins this last week. She loves them so much she hasn't  stop talking about them sense we left 7 hours ago...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Flu...Christmas...New Year...Birthday...Pneumonia

To say that the last 2 months have been CRAZY would be a understatement! A few days before Christmas Ella and Daniel both came down with the Flu ( horrible). Then we had a wonderful Christmas. Sadly Daniel had to work again this year, which makes 7 years in a row that hes worked Christmas day. 2 Weeks after Christmas Ella girl turned 3!!!! I still tell people that shes 2 when they ask. I just cant get used to the fact that I have a 3 year old!!!! Ella's birthday party was a blast though, I have to say it was my favorite one in three years. Something about this age where they actually know whats going on makes it so much more exciting!!! Finally this last week Ella was diagnosed with Pneumonia. Ella's had EVERYTHING in her three years of life from the flu to hand foot mouth disease. Pneumonia by far takes the prize for the worst.... Ella literally screamed for 2 days with horrible stomach pains from retraction breathing. None of us slept for those two day either. (Just another moment reminding me why I don't want more than one child). I have to say that I had my scariest moment as a parent too watching my child fight to breath, there is NOTHING scarier than that! After tow huge shots of a antibiotic and a week of rest Ella finally mad a turn around, and things are staring to get back to normal around here. PTL. Her are some pictures of our last 6 weeks of pure craziness!





 

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pre-K Thanksgiving

The whole week leading up to Ella's Preschool performance I was dreading it if I'm being honest.... Not dreading watching all those sweet babies perform, dreading that I "knew" Ella was gonna scream and cry and not want anything to do with it!  That just not her cup of tea lets say, a lot of strangers looking at her! LOL 
Well...I was wrong!!!! Ella put on a SHOW! The child put her heart in soul into performing. I stood in the aisle with my mouth wide open and tears running down my face, because I was in shock at how she was dancing and singing all over the place! My heart was so FULL, I could barley stand it! Thanks goodness I got I got the whole thing on video. Here's some of the performance....





 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

I'm so late writing this post, but it's been a pretty crazy two weeks around here. Not to mention that Ella has her first school performance Friday morning, and school party that I'm helping with.  I will hopefully get a cute video to post later. :)
 For Halloween this year again we went to North Carolina to stay with Daniel's brother and his family. It was so much fun, literally I would rater go up there for a week and veg on the couch than go to the beach! The best part is Ella getting to play with her two cousins 24/7 defiantly something she not used to. Here are some pictures from our Fun week!


                                  The girls painting their pumpkins

 
 
 
 Best Part of All DRESSING UP!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pre K

We've almost finished our 3rd week of Preschool, and can I just say it has been AWESOME! I almost feel so dumb for being so worried about Ella, and giving myself so much anxiety about the whole thing. This was a big decision for Daniel and I and we did not take it lightly, if or where we wanted to send Ella to Preschool. I had called lots of schools, picked at all my friends brains from their experiences at different schools. I must say that I am 100% confident that we made the right decision on where we sent Ella, Sam Jones is Awesome! I could list 50 reasons why I love the school so much, but the most important one to me has been how much Ella's teachers have loved on her. I truly feel like even though she might be screaming and acting a fool, that she is wanted there. You can't buy that feeling, and it makes me totally confident in  leaving her in their care. Oh and did I mention that my Breakfast dates with Daniel have been very nice too, just to sit together for a minute and catch up on all the madness. I always look forward to going to pick Ella up though, and  the other day I caught her on video coming down the hall to leave. In the video that's her running down the hall (even though they are not suppose to run in the halls) screaming "Momma I missed you!" 
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"Priceless!"

Friday, August 24, 2012

Photo Roll...

Sometimes Ella insists that I take pictures of her (LOTS of Pictures). To her it is extremely fun show Daniel and I all the different faces she can make. This is what we end up with... :)

How can you not love this child?...:)