Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday and Happy Easter!

 It has been a year since our last update but with such a big week and lots of requests for pictures I am going to just put these up and hope to catch up with past pictures at some other time.
We have the best 3 year old ever and she had a week full of celebration.
Tuesday was this little girl's birthday and she was smiling from ear to ear almost all day. 

She was trying to get into the presents all day as we waited for Daddy to get home from work. She was crafty and got into the butterfly wings before he made it home. 

A big smile for her new baby! She is excited to have a little baby to feed and take care of. 

All the new baby gear. She carries around her diaper bag all day and tells me that I need to take care of her stinky baby. I guess our next step is getting her to change the diapers herself :)

On Friday we had our big Mickey Mouse birthday party. This is the calm right before the storm

Our little Minnie Mouse. She wore the ears for about 2 minutes.

Decorating Mickey Mouse cookies with our friends.

Ellie and Daddy's creation.

A shot of her good friend Meg

Her other good buddies Alex and Savannah

The Mickey Mouse Pinata and her 3rd Birthday Cake
Blowing out the candles

On Saturday we headed off to the community Easter Egg Hunt 
and Ellie came away with a huge pile of candy

We met up with her best buddy Alex

And they walked away holding hands

We did a little face painting and you can see what her opinion of that was.
 She kept telling me to wash her face off

Alex and Ellie during the bunny hop where they came away the big winners

A not so flattering shot of me with future baby girl. 

Loving up the bunnies while we wait in line to ride the ponies

Riding the pony like a pro

She loved the pony and wanted to ride it again and again

Easter morning we found a present from the Easter Bunny! 
(And Grandma and Aunt Becky... thanks!)

Showing it off

Our beautiful Easter girl

We have had a great week and are so blessed to have this little girl in our lives!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Spring 2012

To celebrate Ellie's second birthday this Spring we went out to visit family. Our first stop was in California to see some of the Hunzeker side of the family. We stayed with Aunt Audrey and Uncle Juan and had a great time.

The birthday girl

They have the best bouncy castle ever and the girls had a blast wearing out Grandpa

Grandpa would throw them over the top then let them bounce it out

One happy little girl
Ellie opening her first round of presents. She loves loves loves her Elmo sweatshirt. She still asks to wear it whenever she sees it even if it is 105 outside... like it was today

We also celebrated my birthday a bit. This was my special birthday treat. Thanks Grandma LuAnn!

We got to see new baby Leah for the first time and we just fell in love with her. I love this picture of Ellie loving her up. She is the sweetest baby ever and I loved having the chance to snuggle with her

Grandpa Don with all his granddaughters. We just needed Zander there to have all the grandkids present

After California we went off to Utah to see more grandparents and cousins. We had a great family reunion at the Midway Cabin where the cousins had so much together time that they all came home with RSV :) But before the virus outbreak we packed in a lot of fun. On Ellie's birthday we went to the zoo with the cousins.
They were pressed to the glass at the monkey house.

Ellie has been missing her Uncle Chad time so she was pretty much his attachment as we walked around the zoo

Cutest baby Kaitlyn ever! Her mommy worries about her eating habits but she looks pretty well fed to me!

And Ellie's favorite. The giraffes... she calls them gigis.

For her birthday we had an Elmo themed party.

So happy we could celebrate with our cousins

Happy Birthday Elisabeth!

Living it up at the cabin and sporting Daddy's socks

Aunt Becky organized a great easter egg hunt. This was the first time Ellie was really into the hunting and it was so much fun to see her snatch up those eggs

This is back in Hannibal at another Easter egg hunt. I would have posted more picturesof the great time we had and all of Ellie's new friends.... but our camera died and this is the only picture we had of that day.

In April we had a fun visit from Grandma LuAnn and Grandpa Don and Great Grandma and Grandpa Call. We also had our good friend Patricia Glenn here. It was so much fun to have a full house. We took them out to Nauvoo while they were here to see the sights.

Grandpa kept Ellie happy and busy all day

Good Friends

Their flowers were beautiful

And to finish off the digital representation of our Spring I added a picture of Ellie and her new wade pool. I had to put this picture up because our grass was acutally GREEN! I will be posting pictures of summer soon.... and it is sad how our grass has just completely died because we have hardly had any water this summer and apparently they don't believe in sprinkler systems here in Missouri.

Anyway we were blessed to see a lot of family this Spring and we look forward to more visits later this Summer!!