Monday, March 8, 2010

Lots of Firsts

Wow! I don't even know where to start. We have had a great few days. The weather has been beautiful so we have gotten out and about and it has been so much fun! On Saturday, we took our first family outing. We went to lunch at Chili's and took an afternoon drive out towards the Medina/Humboldt area to look at a few houses. We aren't seriously looking (yet!) but I really hope we can move forward with the house hunting in the near future. We have outgrown our little house! Here is our sweet thing all strapped in and ready to go!

After our Saturday drive, we ran into Bed Bath and Beyond and Spoil Me Rotten to do a little more shopping. It was soon feeding time so we went home to feed little bit and get some rest. Saturday night, we rented a movie and decided to just try and see if Ellie would sleep in her crib. After I fed her at 9:30, I swaddled her up tight, turned on her sound machine, and she was OUT! She did great. We were amazed. We love our video monitor and just laid in bed and stared at the screen. We probably watched her on the monitor more than we watched the movie! On Sunday, Don's grandmother came to visit so we went to lunch with her then came home to relax. Sunday night, Leigh and Cole had us over for a cookout and Ellie did pretty good! She started to fuss a little bit so we went home soon after dinner and put her to bed. Wow how times have changed! She had a big weekend and was pretty worn out and slept great in her crib again last night. Today my mom and Granny came to visit. We went to lunch at Dumplins and ran in Hobby Lobby to buy ribbon to make her some hair bows. They had a great time feeding, rocking, changing and loving on her. It was a great girls day!

Daddy is off ALL week for Spring Break so he played golf today. When he got home, we decided to take advantage of the pretty weather and break out the stroller for a family walk...Minnie included! We chatted with a few of our neighbors and saw lots of young families out walking their babies. What a great night to take a stroll! I definitely see lots of these walks in our future! So all in all, Ellie has had lots of firsts. She's been out to eat, gone to a cookout, gone on a walk, and done a little shopping! We are still going to be cautious about getting her out too much, but with this beautiful weather, who wants to sit inside???

1 comment:

  1. Emily-You look GREAT!!! Love reading your blog-Ellie is growing too fast and just keeps getting cuter and cuter!!! Next time you are in town, be sure to let us know, Kevin and the kids need to meet her!