Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Elf On The Shelf

I have been hoping for quite some time that one of these cute little elves would find it's way to our house.

Tonight one finally did. At first Ella was a little apprehensive. She couldn't figure out where it had come from. It just appeared under our Christmas tree. It didn't take long for her to get excited and to give our elf a name, Frank.

Each night between now and Christmas he will fly back to Santa and give a report on Ella and Olivia's behavior. He will return the next day in a new spot, waiting to be found.

Ken just came in the room and told me that when Ella said her prayers tonight she said "and please don't let my teacher think I'm crazy when I tell her about the elf at my house". This should be fun!

Does anyone else have an elf that visits them? If so, what did you name yours?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Wade Family

In the last few weeks it seems like I have had several friends ask me to take pictures for them. Today I got to take pictures for one of the sweetest families. Emily and Ella have become good friends, so she tagged along today. I am not sure if she helped or if she was a big distraction.

I couldn't resist the nose picking picture!

Okay, I felt guilty about the nose picking picture so here is another one.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Broken Record

Olivia has been sounding like a broken record lately. She has just learned to say "I love you" and it is so sweet, but once you get her started, she doesn't want to stop. Ella really thinks it's funny and encourages it by repeating "I love you" every time Olivia says it, which leads to a never ending cycle of I love you's. I guess it's a nice break from the pinching, hitting, hair pulling and scratching. Yep, my 1 year old beats up my 6 year old.

Don't let that sweet smile fool you!

In all fairness to Olivia, Ella is not innocent. Olivia just doesn't have the words yet to tell me all the things that Ella is doing when I am not looking.

They really love each other. I promise. At least they tell each other they do 100 times a day.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I met up with this little girl today to take a few pictures. She was so happy and cooperative it was easy to get some great shots.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sara And Katelyn

Last weekend I met up with our friends Jason and Natalie to take some pictures of their girls. I can't believe how big Sara is getting!

And Katelyn is growing up too!