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Friday, December 30, 2011

11 months


I cannot believe that my little baby Ella is 11 months already! Time sure has flown by! Here's a comparison between my two girls at 11 months! They look NOTHING alike! (Yes, they have the same parents!) :o) They are basically following the same stats though.


Dear Ellabug,

You are an amazing 11 month old now! You have changed so much in the last few months! You have TWO teeth now!! You talk all the time and make silly noises. You wear a size 4 diaper, so does Hayden at 2 1/2! Makes buying diapers easy! You can stand for long periods of time but haven't taken steps yet. You have a lot less hair than Hayden had but you do have beautiful blond hair! You love to climb on everything, greeeeeaaaat. You love to play with your big sister and really love it when she lets you play! You weighed 19 lbs 10 oz last time you were weighed, but I don't know how tall you are. You still love your pacifier, but can go without it too. You just had your very first Christmas and enjoyed every minute of it! You're a handful to try to hold now, you are sooooo squirmy and can't wait to walk! You had your first earring issue this month and had a pretty raging earring infection, but we took you to Urgent Care and got you antibiotics and thankfully you got to keep your earrings in! I love you so much and can't wait to see what 1 year old holds for you!!
Love you,
Mama

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas time

Well, I guess I've been bad about updating my blog. Thanks Georgia for pointing that out! :o) I've been really busy and also lazy. I've been so busy because I'm taking over a 2nd grade class when we come back from break! I'm just a LITTLE stressed about it since it looks like I'll be pretty much doing things on my own, unlike my wonderful first grade team. Hopefully I can go back to them if there's an opening next year....unless I just LOVE 2nd.... and who knows, that may happen.

Anywho... I've created a 2nd grade blog that you should all start following. Strait Shenanigans. You should all add my blog button to your blog to get it out in the blogosphere!

Here's some of our winter happenings:

Ella's first meeting with Santa went as wonderfully as Hayden's did last year!

Ella had a bit of a crack issue before church.
Grandma got the girls new hats and mittens. Hayden loved hers.
We made salt dough ornaments.
Someone loves the Christmas tree.

Some wonderful naps have been taken... unfortunately not by me.

Sycamore had a fun Ugly Sweater Party!! I love my Sycamore family!

Hayden has so much fun at Puggles!

We made cookies with Grandma and Nana!

Alright, hopefully that little catch-up gets me out of the blog doghouse!