Wednesday, April 25, 2007


We had so much fun during Hawaiian Night in Awana! Ellie got a little tropical fruit outfit for her birthday from Uncle Tim, Aunt Leslie, and Katie just in time to wear it for Hawaiian Night.

Driving in the Car

We also celebrated Ellie's first birthday by installing her new carseat! We've been anticipating this day for some time, because now she can face forward to see Daddy and Mommy, instead of looking at the back seat of the car. Elliana really seems to love her new car seat. As you can see, it didn't take her very long to get comfortable.

Happy Birthday to Ellie...

It is hard to believe that our baby girl is now a one-year-old toddler. It seems that this year has flown by way too fast. Someone once told me that the days may at times seem long, but the years fly by. I am finding that to be true now more than ever. We enjoyed a family birthday party Friday night, and a get together at Ryans on Saturday night in honor of Ellie and MaMaw's birthday. Ellie wasn't too interested in her cake on Friday night... instead, she saw everyone eating broccoli and dip and wanted to try that! That made Mommy soooo proud!! However, that didn't last long because by Saturday night she was warmed up to the whole cake idea! She enjoyed the icing and some of her birthday cake from Ryans. In the coming years, we will be praying that the Lord will use us in Elliana's life to show her what this life is really all about.

What an Invention!!

I had several errands to run one afternoon, so Chris offered to watch Ellie so I wouldn't have to keep getting her in and out of the car. He still had a good amount of work to do on our Awana Grand Prix cars, (he made one for each of us - even Ellie!) so he came up with a great invention. Chris figured out a way to attach Ellie's outside swing in the basement where he was working on our cars. She loved swinging and watching Daddy work! Someone once said that "necessity is the mother of invention." Now that I have a child I see just how true that statement really is!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Egg Hunt!

What a fun time we had at Chris' MaMaw's house the Saturday before Easter! Elliana enjoyed seeing her cousins Dakota and Hannah, and tasting all the yummy food that was prepared. Despite the freezing cold weather, we bundled up and headed outside for an Easter egg hunt. Unfortunately, Ellie was more interested in eating the hay in Mamaw's barn than finding Easter eggs! She eventually started getting the idea of what an Easter egg hunt was all about!