Sunday, January 30, 2011

All About Ella Grace

Ella Grace has started taking dance. She goes for an hour on once a week for ballet, tap and gymnastics. She LOVES it (and so do I). I think I am having as much fun as she is! I was completely giddy at her first lesson. She looks ADORABLE in her tutu! Two of her best friends are taking with her, and they are SO cute. This is a picture of Ella Grace and Kaitlyn at their very first lesson. They were SO excited!

She is still loving "school." Last week was my last week teaching there. I'll miss seeing her throughout the day. This is a picture of Ella Grace and one of her good friends, Elijah. They became fast friends the very first day of school. I love all these sweet little friendships she has made. I can't believe I just registered her for her last year there. She will be in the 4-year-old program and THEN Kindergarten. I can't even think about it!

Ella Grace got a bicycle for Christmas. We got to get it out for the very first time this weekend. The weather was SO nice! Here she and I are riding around the backyard. I, of course, am on Evan's bike. It is not easy to ride a bike that is too small. LOL. Thank goodness for those training wheels! My rear end is still sore today! Ha!

She is still extremely picky about her clothes. This is something that can be a battle each morning. She definitely knows what she likes, and it seems the flashier the better. Ha! It's to the point now that I have no idea how to shop for her! The teen years ought to be fun! She was so excited about the warmer weather. She picked out this sweet smocked dress to wear on errands Friday (and hot pink shades of course).

I am so thankful God blessed us with Ella Grace. She has brought her Daddy and I so much joy!

I thoroughly enjoy my children!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day

I am so happy to see snow. I am even happier to have had the day off from school/work to play in it! We have had a great day!

We turned the boat into a snow tube. Evan giggled and giggled. They loved it!

My turn. SO FUN! Looks like I was on a huge hill but really just a tiny one in our backyard. Ha!

Sweet little man

We have been using this hot chocolate maker all the time. Derek got it for us for Christmas and we LOVE it!

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes...These are a few of my favorite things. Ahhhh, those eyes! Snow sticking in his long eyelashes!

Snow bunnies

She had to taste it. "It tastes like ice. It's good."

Precious face

My snow angel. I named her "Leigh Angel." Ha!

Sliding in to the snow.

Hope you all have enjoyed the snow!

I'm going to try to do a better job of preserving my family's memories this year. I do a good job taking lots of pictures but I never print them out and I'm not being a very consistent blogger. So, my question to all of you is, how do you preserve your memories in photographs? I have been a "traditional" scrapbooker in the past, but I've come to the sad realization that I just don't have the time to get it done. So, I'm trying to decide if I want to try digital scrapbooking or just get the pictures printed and actually in an album. I want something tangible we can pull out and look at. Soooo, I'd love some feedback. What do you do with your photographs? I'd love some ideas!