Friday, January 1, 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
FUN WITH BUMPITS!!!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
THANKSGIVING WITH THE BULLARDS:
We went to my Aunt Jamie's for Thanksgiving. Everyone was actually there this year!! We had a great time visiting and eating...the older kids rode around on Clara's golf cart and Ella had fun letting Paige and Clara put makeup on her...she took over after a while and the result is the picture above.
Ella wanted to 'help' her daddy rake the leaves in the yard. The result was her jumping and scattering the leaves everywhere while David kept trying to keep them in somewhat of a pile. She had a blast running down the hill and jumping in them...I love the picture of her jumping with her ponytail flying up above her head.
Halloween was pretty low key this year. Clara came to Trick-or-Treat with Connor and Camryn came over to go with Ella. They all had a lot of fun! Connor was "Facebook," Ella was a 'fancy' witch, Camryn was Minnie Mouse, and Clara was a "Granny." Clara's costume was definitely the funniest! About halfway through the night she dropped the walker because it was slowing down her ability to get candy as fast as the others!
In mid-October my aunt Jamie and I went to Townsend, Tennesse to attend a Photography Workshop. I learned a TON about how to use my camera!!! I loved it and hope to be able to go back every year. They have a Spring and Fall workshop, but I doubt I will be able to get away to go to both every year. The pictures above are a few of the good shots I got.
LABOR DAY TRIP TO THE BEACH:
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Crystall and I had promised the girls that we would take them to get their fingernails and toenails painted for their birthday. Camryn's birthday is the first of June and Ella's is at the end of June, although Ella is a year older. So...we finally managed to get around to taking them to Sweet & Sassy in late July...better late than never!!! They both thought they were really big and sat together and grinned the whole time. While we were there Ella decided to get her ears pierced. We finally got the green light from Daddy about 2 months ago, but she had decided against doing it as soon as we told her she could (imagine that!). However, once she saw the 'throne' you get to sit on to get them pierced she started to talk about it and once she took a look at all the sparkling earrings, she was sold! We should probably be concerned that it was the "bling" that convinced her... She got a little scared while they were marking her ears and Camryn kept telling her "It's ok, Ella! It's ok!" (Camryn had hers done last year). Once the initial shock was over they handed her a mirror and she was all smiles...not a tear shed! It was a fun day for both of them and hopefully we'll be able to make it a tradition. BTW, yes they are dressed alike....and no, it was not intentional. They both happen to have the same outfit and we didn't know we had dressed them alike until we were both on our way...it did make for some cute pictures though!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
My dad made Ella a new bed that is made to look like a castle. It is a loft bed with a little playhouse area underneath. He made it out of glass bricks and it really turned out beautiful. We put Ella's chair and all of her Bitty Baby furniture inside the playhouse. She didn't see it (or even know about it) until it was all set up. When she saw it she said, "Oh, Wow!" She went in and out of the door and up and down the ladder over and over again. She kept giggling and was grinning from ear to ear. It's the perfect bed for a princess! :-) Thanks Two-Daddy!!!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Last week we went to the beach with my Aunt Jamie. Ella saw me dive in the pool one day and told me she wanted to jump in like that too. I showed her how and she kept doing it over and over. A little while later I asked her if she wanted to jump in without her swimmy...she jumped right in and started swimming (dog paddling). I couldn't believe it!!! We've spent who knows how much money for swim lessons (with little to no results) and after 4 straight days in the ocean and pool she just took off! The first video is of her diving...the second is of her swimming. Please forgive my obnoxious, little kid voice, hick-sounding commentary...you may want to turn the sound down! :-)