Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Three Months

It's hard to believe that three months have already passed since the little miss joined our family. Taking a note from my fellow blogger friends, I thought I'd do a little update on Ellie. She's up to about 11 1/2 pounds and 23 1/4 inches. At three months, she...

  • sleeps wonderfully - 10 to 11 hours at night - and yes, we know how blessed we are for this
  • loves taking baths
  • isn't crazy about tummy time, but we're working on it
  • loves getting her diaper changed
  • smiles for pretty much everybody, but does it more quickly for her daddy and her big brother Sam
  • is finding her voice and likes to talk to us and sings along with mommy
  • giggled for the first time this past Sunday on mommy and daddy's anniversary
  • buries her head in the crook of daddy's arm, especially in the evening when he gets home from work - I mean completely buries - you can only see the back of her head - she doesn't do this for anybody else - just daddy!
  • has eyes that can stare right through you and make you want to jump through hoops just to keep her happy...this is going to be problematic later!

Little of That

Our botanical gardens had a "Big Bugs" exhibit-type thing that we had been trying to get to since it started back in March and we finally made it on the last Saturday it was open. We got to see all of the amazing bug sculptures, played around in the kids garden and had a lovely picnic with Aaron's dad and stepmom. The kids had a fantastic time and of course, Ellie had a nice stroll (and nap) in her bug outfit too!

Little of This

A little bit of catch up...back at the end of June we went to the Harmony Park Animal Safari - it's this great drive through safari where you can feed the animals as you go. We had the best time! One of the emus kept putting his head in the truck and scaring the kids (especially our nephew Kortlan). In his defense, the emu kept sneaking up on him and surprising him! There was also a gorgeous white horse that we were so excited to feed; unfortunately, we weren't feeding it fast enough and it scratched my truck! Later on the trek, there was a huge llama that also wanted to stick its head in the car - this lead to a yucky spitting incident - gross! After all was said and done, we needed quite the car wash and vacuum, but laughed harder than we had in a long time. Definitely worth the trip!