Sunday, September 24, 2006

Oh, How I Love Ella

Oh how I love Ella...

I love...
her chubby cheeks.
the way she smiles at me every morning when I look over her crib.
the way she plays with my hair.
how she can sit up and play with her toys.
how she smiles at everyone.
her sneezes.
how she eats carrots and gets them all of her face, stomach, hands, hair, feet, etc.
her puffy feet.
how much she loves her daddy.
how much she loves our dog Jones and pulls on his ears and tail.
that she sleeps through the night.
how she talks.
how excited she gets and how she flaps her arms when her mommy or daddy walks in the room.
that she already has a group of friends.
that she gets excited over anything that is or resembles a duck.
that she wants to stand all the time.
her button nose.

I even love...
that she spits up ever 5 seconds.
that she demands her bottle.
that she can get bored easily with her toys.
that she wakes up at 6:00 most mornings.
that she is already 7 months.
that she hates tummy time and will probably go straight to walking.
that she loves to watch football with her daddy.
that she is still almost completely bald.

There is NOTHING I don't love about this precious creation! Everyday I am reminded of God when I look at her. At His grace and compassion and love! That He would be so caring to create something this precious for us as a reminder of who He is and His glory. I am in awe! Thank You!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Reuniting of The Playgroup - Aug. 28th

Because of crazy summer schedules, we have not had the time to get the three sweet babies that are practically joined at the hip together and their moms for a playdate in a very long time. We are in constant awe of how our playdates have changed since we first started getting together in March. They have gone from the babies sleeping in our laps and us moms chatting and having some much needed adult conversation to this last playdate where the babies where interacting with each other and the very opposite of sleeping. It's such a fun time to watch them play with each other, or I guess stare at each other, and talk to each other. I'm sure they understand what each other is saying. We have missed this time of getting together so much. It is a gift for each of us that we will always be bonded together because of our adorable babes!

Ava and Sunni, Jackson and Amanda, Me and Ella

Ella is already learning to let her friends share her toys.

That's finger up the nose, three in the mouth!

Amanda and Jackson, Sunni and Ava, me and Ella

"Jackson, I'm trying to tell Ava something."