Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free bad dog to good or average home

Loves diapers in the nurseryAnd bringing them out to the living room too!!!

If you're looking for a new addition to the family, search no further than Mr. Odie. He does worthless tricks including rolling over and "bang bang you're dead." He's been attempting to master worthwhile obedience for the last 3 years with minimal progress. Got bras and underwear you love? He will love them too and put them in his mouth, chewing holes with tender love and care. He enjoys hot showers, thunder storms, whining uncontrollably at other dogs, play biting people, walks, and jumping on victims no matter how old or frail. You want more? He will embarrass your pants off at the dog park as he violates any willing canine. What else could you ask for? Interested parties message me!

Welcome to Autumn in Michigan

High winds caused warnings along the lake shore in addition to these gorgeous 18 ft waves. Apparently we weren't the only people to have the idea to head to the beach. It took almost an hour to get through the line for Holland State Park, but it was worth it. Cold, dark, eerie, awesome.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Sunday was a fabulous day for ArtPrize, the largest art competion in the world, held in our very back yard. The weather was perfect - mid 70s and partly sunny. I've never seen such a large crowd gathered in Grand Rapids making stroller manuvering quite the challenge. Hopefully Ellie will thank us some day for exposing her to such rich culture!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

2 Month Report

Ellie had her two month checkup on Wednesday. She's now 12.5 lbs and 23.5" (both 80% percentile) but her head circumference fell to 46%. The doctor answered my slew of questions (I've been making a list all month) without making me feel like an extreme worrier. She also received another set of shots. She didn't care for that and screamed quite a bit in the office and was fussy for a few days. Now she's back to her smiling self. Over the last week and a half, she's been talking and cooing quite a bit. It is so fun to have little googly conversations with her. She's still sleeping through the night and enjoys watching Top Model, holding our fingers, eating her hand, watching the Tigers potentially screw up the division, and looking at the ceiling fan. She laughs out loud at the ceiling fan, but not at my jokes (yet). She LOVES being sung to and has inspired me to write and perform the "Ellie-O" song on a daily basis. In preparation of me going back to work way too soon, we tried to give her some formula. She gagged and made all of these horrifying faces. Actually pretty cute. Last night she went to grandma's for the evening while Scott and I went to my cousin's wedding and took a soak at Oasis. It was a gorgeous night and the cool rain mixed with the warm hot tub was the perfect ending to the week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oohhs and Ahhhs

At 9 weeks Ellie is starting to "talk" to us. Here is a little bit of our conversation.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First trip to the beach

Ellie is all sun protected and excited to go!
Picked up Subway on the way for a little picnic
Sleeping beauty!
Still sleeping...
Still sleeping! She didn't wake up once the whole trip!
This is my favorite picture of the two of us! 7 weeks old.
Ellie is now 8 weeks old and doing great! She has been sleeping through the night like a pro thanks to the "swaddle me" blanket. I've been taking her out to lunch trips, shopping, friend's houses, and even a Dr. appointment. She wasn't a fan of the appointment because we had to wait in the lobby FOREVER (an hour is forever in baby time) and there wasn't anything fun to look at. She's still fussy for a few hours in the evening, but I'll take it!