Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ella's new headboard

We wanted to make a headboard for Ella's room which Ben agreed to quickly because he was able to get a new tool! Ben cut out the butterfly and the wood it is attached to. Then we covered the butterfly and stained the wood. Here is the finished product. We really like how it turned out and love how her room now looks. I did tell Ben that his next project is to make some really cute night stands!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

WIll and Ella

Now that Will is 4 months old and Ella's 2nd birthday was almost 4 months ago we finally went and got pictures taken of them! Here are some we liked the most. We don't get them back until the 18th...but after that we will send them out. I was amazed that we even got Ella smiling at all. She doesn't like even looking at the person taking the picture and if you tell her to smile she smiles but closes her I was very impressed at the pictures the lady was able to get!

Friday, December 18, 2009

We made gingerbread houses with some friends tonight and it turned into a competition! So I need people to vote on their favorite one...and you better pick ours (but I can't tell you which one it is until after the voting)!

House #1

House #2

House #3

House #4

House #5

Random Pictures

Here are a few more pictures that my mom took and sent to me from their visit. I was so excited that my mom got ella smiling in one of them. When she says cheese she normally closes her eyes and squeezes her face together. Then when you tell her to open her eyes she losses the smile!

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch with my parents as well. It was so cold that day that I can't really say that we enjoyed it all the much! Ella seemed ready to leave the whole time...but she did pick out a pumpkin and come home and painted it with her daddy...lost those pictures!

Ella's Birthday

We had a few friends over and celebrated while my parents were still in town. Ella had so much fun and loved all her toys. She was most excited about the princess castle kitchen (great garage sale find!). We had cake and she was so excited to blow out the candles. She had me put a candle in her piece of cake so we could light it and blow it out a few times. She probably would have kept having me light it but the last time after she blew it out she touched the top of the candle and it was still hot so that fun game ended! The next couple of weeks after her birthday she kept on wanting to have her friends over for pizza and cake so we could do it all over again. By the time Ben had his birthday in November she had finally decided it was in fact his birthday and not hers anymore. Let me add one other Ella story to this one. A few weeks after Hallowleen Ella finished her candy and looked at me with her Halloween bag and asked to go to the neighbors houses again to trick or treat. I had to help her understand that we can only do that once a year. So instead she went trick or treating to our pantry! I love how little kids think!

William's baby blessing

Will was blessed when my parents were out here in October. We took a lot of pictures and put them on the computer and erased them on the camera. Both Ben and I thought about saving the pictures on our thumb drive and didn't do it on time. We shut down the computer not knowing it would never turn on again! The blessing pictures and Ella's birthday pictures were all gone in a flash. We paid someone and thought we had the pictures back and then when we checked they were not there. The guy is still trying to see if he can get them off the old computer but we will see. At least we have some pictures...thanks mom!