Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Elliana is growing like a weed!

We got to church early Wednesday night for Chris to do a few things, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to snap a few pictures. The grass that Ellie is sitting in is getting really tall, and seems to be growing quickly. It reminds me of how fast our little girl is growing up! She has gone from being a helpless little infant to bounding into toddlerhood with such great curiousity and independance. It seems that this has happened almost overnight. Our prayer is that we will give her what she needs to continue growing - not only physically, but growing in her faith and love for the Lord. We want Elliana to grow up and accept Christ as her Savior, and live to honor and glorify Him. We pray that the Lord will help us to give her the love and guidance that will help lead her to Him.

Welcome, Spring!

This is one of my many photo sessions with Ellie! She cooperated very well, too... and was rewarded by a little picnic of cheerios and veggie puffs! These pictures were taken in our backyard.

Pretty in Pink!

I snapped this picture in Elliana's nursery while I was getting her ready for church one Sunday morning. Daddy and Mommy thought our little girl looked absolutely gorgeous, but she wasn't quite as impressed... poofy pink dresses aren't really the best for crawling around and getting into everything! It was pretty funny to watch her try to move her little legs, and then look up at us with a look that said, "How come I'm not going anywhere??"

Backyard Marshmallow Roast!

Chris decided to burn some of the brush that we had in our yard, and so we decided to make the most of a warm fire and a cool March night! We were also able to use some of the marshmallows leftover from Marshmallow night in Awana. Elliana had her first taste of roasted marshmallow!! We found out that Ellie loves the taste of marshmallows, and so does our neighbor's dog, Sadie. In fact, she decided to eat the whole bag! (Sadie, not Ellie!)

Monday, March 5, 2007

Ellie and Prince

Ellie really enjoyed the week we watched Prince at our house! They were quite the pair! I think they had almost equal amounts of energy... both had more than Chris or myself! It was hilarious to watch as Ellie would get Prince's ball and hold it for him, let it go, and then Prince would give it back to her!

Adventures in Eating!

Elliana Joy has taken a do-it-yourself approach to this adventure we'll call eating! I peeled an apple for her and started putting small pieces on her highchair. Before I knew it she grabbed the whole apple out of my hand and started eating it! She looked up at me as if to say -
"Mommy, I'm a big girl, I can do it by myself."
In nine short months, Ellie has become quite independent!