Friday, January 30, 2009

Shout Out:)

Kellie has been trying to teach Ryker how to say Ellie for awhile, but he just can't manage all the L's and E's. So on our trip to San Fran he started calling her LaLa. He sort of sings it too, which is so cute:) So as I was surfing some of my fave blogs I came across this, so here is LaLa's shout out to Rykie!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Success @ Nursery

So Ellie is not the greatest child during church. She doesn't sit well and I am sure many of you remember her escape into the other ward's sacrament meeting. Yesterday, she finally turned 18 months and entered the nursery. When we got their they were eating a snack (animal crackers & goldfish) which are 2 favorites, so she sat right down and started eating and didnt really mind that we left. Brady went to check on her after Sunday School and she had fallen asleep! I think the last time she slept at church was 9 months ago!!! They did have to bring her in the middle of RS, but only to get a new diaper, but then she went right back in to play!! It was rather nice to actually spend time in class and somewhat pay attention. I just hope it lasts!!Ellie practicing her blogging:)

Friday, January 23, 2009

San Fran

This last week Ellie and I took a trip with my parents, Kellie, and Ryker to visit my sister Kim in Northern Cali. We left bright and early on Thursday morning for the 9 hour drive. The kids did pretty well and slept most of the way to Bakersfield. After a stop at McDonalds for breakfast and a little running around we got back in the car for the second half. The kids were a little more restless this half, but finally fell asleep for awhile. Then it was peaceful until the last 15 minutes. Ellie was done and screaming her complaints from the back and Ryker was just glaring at us.
Once we got to Kim's the kids were so excited to run around in the backyard and chase Polo (the family dog). Th
ey both loved Polo and would give him hugs and kisses all the time.While we were there we went to Alex's and Ritchie's basketball games, ate a lot of great food, took a trip to the pier in San Fran, went shopping, and just hung out. We also celebrated x-mas with the Fishers opening their gifts. Ellie and Ryker were quite helpful and loved the hat that Alex got!We had such a great time until it was time to think about the drive home. It seemed to take forever and the kids were not as great, but still really pretty good. Ellie loved having Ryker around and is going through some withdraws without him 24/7!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Friday the Brinkerhoff girls came over while their Mom went to the dentist. Since they came in the afternoon Ellie missed her nap, so that she could play instead. They had a great time,however, this is how I found Ellie after they left!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's a .....

We are having a BOY!!!!
He measured a little small so hopefully my due date won't change, but other than that he looks pretty healthy! We were a little surprised, but at least I get to go shopping now:)