Jay had an author's tea at school. His book was called "How to play Football". Also, we got out the firepit that I bought John for Christmas. We have had a few winter fires already, and he loves it. Andy was a little afraid of it.
Ellie has been standing up next to things, and bathtime has been adorable.
St. Patricks day was very fun.
Ellie turned 10 months.
She crawls like a champ, has two teeth on the bottom, says "all done", and will repeat sounds (peek-a-boo, Oh-oh) but not the words. She pulls herself up to standing next to items, and learned how to crawl stairs this week. She will still wear headbands occasionally, but tears socks off most of the time. She eats a lot of tiny pieces of people food, and some baby food too. She can drink out of a sippy cup just fine, and still nurses a few times a day (I pump once a day). She loves crawling into tiny places, and I LOVE taking pictures of her:) She fell asleep holding her foot once.
Videos of Ellie:
She got a balloon:
A day at our house:
She loves swinging:
Jay went to a football party that was super fun. He also learned how to play Pokemon (cards) and has been super excited about it ever since. (Notice how he sits pretty much anytime he is concentrating).
This Christmas we first spent some time with the Shalers.
Ellie was a hit at the annual Christmas Party, and we all had a great time.
While at home, we did our own family Christmas presents.
I love this photo of Andy...He is super pumped...but happy at the same time.
Our 3 kids!
Presents. Jay was super excited about his Von Miller Jersey and his "playbook" football. Andy loved his "big-eyed-stuffy" and his ninja gear, Ellie got a chew toy and a bath mat (and loved to play with the wrapping paper and boxes). John and I exchanged pajama pants and a few other things we were needing anyway.
Then soon after that, we headed to Iowa. Road Trippin...
We stopped at our (what is now semi-annual) hotel with a waterslide and had a ton of fun.
When we got there the cousins were inseparable and we had a ton of fun with Grandma and Grandpa too.
On the way home, Jay drank his entire water bottle in 5 min. So this happened. Also the sunset on the way home was beautiful.