Monday, November 30, 2009

Tiny Dancer

Okay, I know I've used that title before but it totally fits this post!! Tonight Chris was listening to Elton John (get it, Tiny Dancer is an Elton John song....) and Ella went nuts!!! I don't know why it never dawns on me to pick up the camera to record Ella until after she has danced like a wild woman to 3 full songs and is a bit less enthusiastic and a bit more tired, but still she is quite entertaining!!!

I've been thinking about putting Ella in a dance class lately. My only issue is that I am afraid she won't behave as well as the other kids. What? Ella not behave?? NO!!! Yeah, I have been having a hard time with little miss thing here lately. She is fiercely independent and wants no input from stupid ol' mom!!! So she has taken to YELLING at me, I hear "NOOOO" several hundred times a day. Thankfully she is really cute, right??? Anyhow here she is rocking out to Elton John.......

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My little school girl

I just love this little outfit. Ella seems SO big in it, reminds me of a little school girl : )

I title this little series of pics "the path to a meltdown," ha ha. This is how pretty much every little photo session goes with Miss Drama Queen. Perhaps I take too many pictures, but how can I help it? She is far too cute : )

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall 2009 Part 1

Last year was our first fall in Spokane, and I loved the leaves changing colors... (after living in Texas for the past 4 years I hadn't seen a whole lot of Autumn, and of course growing up in Alaska not too much there either) anyhow, I took a lot of pictures of the kids in the leaves. I liked those pics so much that we went back and took more this year. I love seeing how much the kids have changed in a year, although a bit bittersweet. These pics were taken 1 year and 4 days apart.

My babies 2008


LOVE this pic!

Hunter 2008

age 4

Hunter 2009
age 5
Who is this
big boy????
Ella 2008
age 2
aww, I miss this
sweet little baby
Ella 2009
age 3
she just gets

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween pics

Here are some pics of the kiddos from Halloween, Hunter and Ella were so good and let me take some pics before we headed to a party, do you see anything hilariously inappropriate????

Yep, that would be Ella's hand on Hunter's crotch. Did not realize it till I uploaded the pictures that night. Poor kid is short and that just so happens to be where her hand landed, ha ha ha ha. Hunter has on several layers of clothes so probably has no clue : )

Flight of the Butterfly
Trick or Treating.... Ella only made it to about 4 houses, she kept trying to go in peoples houses and would throw a fit when I pulled her out, and then kept pulling the candy out of her pumpkin and tried eating it on the spot, through the wrapper and all. So she went in the van with Chris and they followed Hunter and I around as he went to tons of houses : )