Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Birthday Boy

Our nephew is 3 today!!!

Jaxsyn, Alli and Ella Claire playing at Nanny and Pa's house

Jax on his 1st birthday

Happy Birthday, Jaxsyn Cole!!
We love you!

My hubby

This morning my sweet hubby got up and ready for school. He went to pour his bowl of cereal and realized that we only had enough for one of us. So, what did he do? He left his breakfast on the table for me. He's just that kind of guy. He's so good to Ella Claire and me. I don't tell him often enough how much I appreciate him.

Bryan has been asked by a Conservative Bloggers group to be a contributor. He's also been asked recently to consider becoming more involved in our community in various ways. Check out his blog below at A Conservative's Conscience. I am so proud of him. I love watching him with his kids at The Academy. He wants to make a difference. I admire him so much for that, but what he doesn't know is.....he already has.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

15 things about Ella Claire at 15 months

Ella Claire was 15 months yesterday. I meant to get this posted earlier, but had a very long 13 hour workday yesterday. Ella Claire had a very fun filled day with her Daddy though. Thanks, B, for taking off and doing pretty much everything on your own yesterday. Love you and you are a pretty awesome Dad! 

Can I just say that...... I AM LOVING THIS AGE!!!!!!! She is so much fun right now and her personality is showing so much more. Her smile and laugh is so infectious. 
  1. She loves being outside and playing basketball with her Daddy. She loves to help me load or in her case "unload" the dishwasher. 
  2. She loves to sing "The Wise Man." (actually she thinks the foolish man's part is more fun cause his house goes splat)
  3. She is starting to bite...just ask Bree.
  4. She loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the movie Enchanted.
  5. She has started not wanting to get out of the car when we get home. When we unbuckle her she says, "No" and shakes her head. 
  6. She loves to streak around the house. I don't know why I spend so much on clothes when she would much rather be in the buff. :)
  7. She is still drinking her milk from a bottle. She'll drink anything from a sippy cup but whole milk. HELP! We've tried every kind of cup and a few other things to entice her, but no luck.
  8. She has a little temper! I guess she got the best of both the Matheny and Hillis temper. She definitely has a mind of her own. My grandad says, "We're in for it." 
  9. She loves any kind of fruit. (but is otherwise a picky eater)
  10. She loves to look at all of her books.
  11. She just started wearing my shoes around the house. Sooo cute!
  12. She is climbing on everything. I can't turn my head for a second or she is on top of the breakfast table before I know it. 
  13. She is very independent and wants to do everything herself. She has also started playing and entertaining herself with her toys and books. It's so funny to watch. 
  14. She loves to give kisses. (I love when she gives kisses...even puppy dog kisses. She thinks licking us is hysterical.)
  15. She loves to jump while saying, "jump." She is saying a lot cat, dog, Berkley (our dog), juice, jump, no, momma, daddy, gran, bree, pa, ball and so much more.  She jabbers in Swahili constantly! I think she is gifted. LOL 

We love you, baby girl. 

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some recent pics

Our happy little girl
This is her favorite way to watch tv. lol
Ella Claire loves to climb on EVERYTHING now. 
Ella and her elephant towel.
Ella Claire likes showers with mommy. 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gran! (kinda)

My mom is a leap year baby. So, we usually celebrate on the 28th.
Happy Birthday, Gran!
We love you!

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The two most important things about me are that I am a wife to Bryan and mother to Ella Claire. I have been married to my best friend for 3 1/2 years. Bryan teaches at the alternative school in our hometown and coaches high school wrestling. I enjoy my job, which allows me to remain home with Ella Claire alot, but also help other children as well. I love spending time with my family, cooking, traveling, reading, watching movies, UT football, gardening and stamping. I love my life!