Friday, July 27, 2007

First Injury

Ellie got her first injury while we were in Florida (I'm still working on that post, but it should be up soon). Being the wonderful attentive mother that I am, I left her on the dresser while I went to get a comb and some elastics to do her hair (I should have known better). I heard a thump and a scream, and there was Ellie lying on the floor with her mouth full of blood. She had jumped off the dresser, hit her chin, and bitten her tongue. It was awful and looked awful, but she was more than happy to stick out her tongue at everyone when they asked to see it.

Ellie's Latest Pictures

I took Ellie to get her two-year-old pictures taken at JC Penney...they've really changed their set-up a lot and they have gone digital. I was really happy with the photos, and impressed that they could get some good photos out of my busy body toddler! Here are some of our favorites...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Baby Lucy is here!

Ellie is now a cousin! Baby Lucia Ellen Jessen arrived July 11 around midnight (the day before we left for Florida). She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is beautiful, has tons of hair and looks like a little Eskimo. We were worried Ellie would be jealous, but so far she has just been territorial. She likes to hold her and give her kisses.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Ellie is TWO!!!

My little baby is now a toddler...time has flown by so fast!!! On Saturday we took Ellie to the swimming pool. Her Uncle Aaron and Aunt Leticia (who is nine months pregnant), her cousin Maggie, Grandpa Jessen, and the Van Alfens' came. This was a really fun pool in Provo. They basically had a water playground (and this time of the year, it is a lot better to have a water playground then just a regular one). They also had two really fun slides. We had to drag Ellie out of the park kicking and screaming. She is definitely a water baby. We went through the drive thru at the Wendy's by our house, she told us what she wanted to eat, and then crashed. She didn't get that long of a nap, and was pretty grumpy! Later that night, we had some friends and family over for fireworks. Ellie loves fire, the only thing she wanted for her birthday were candles (here's hoping she won't be a firebug).

Today I attempted to make a ladybug birthday cake...Oh well, at least Ellie knew what it was...We opened presents with her Grandma and Grandpa Jessen, Grandma GiGi, Aaron and Leticia and Uncle Benny. She got so many fun things...clothes, a soccer ball, skates and a helmet, teeny tiny babies, coloring books and crayons, a Tinkerbell chair, and a tricycle. She also got some money from her Great Grandma and Grandpa Jessen (I'm planning on taking her to the store to buy a toy for our plane ride coming up). Before I put her down for bed, I asked her what her favorite present was, and she said her babies. I should have known.

I recently looked back at her pictures throughout the years, and seem to forget that she was once so tiny. She was such a good baby and is such a good toddler. Not a day goes by that I don't laugh at something silly she is doing. She likes to tease, she is definitely her mom and daddy's girl.

Her favorite things right now are going to the blue swings with grandpa, jumping on Grandma GiGi's trampoline, nursery, playing outside, the swim pool, babies, balls, books and baby songs.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

My Baby is Potty Trained...

Ellie has gone a whole weeek without a diaper, I am afraid she has graduated to big girl status. It all started while I was at school, Grandma GiGi was watching her and told her that if she wanted another treat (which of course she did) she needed to go on the potty. Low and behold, she did!!! I never thought that I would be the type of mother excited over poop, but surprise, surprise...I am. Ellie loves to wear panties! Her grandmas can't believe what an easy baby she has been, and I feel truly fortunate to have her!