Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy 2 years old baby Elliana!

Ellie's actual birthday was on a Wednesday, so we just had dinner and ice cream. Here are some pictures.
Eating ice cream with Grandpa.

Meeko trying to get some.

Ellie's 2nd Birthday

I can't believe 2 years have gone by. It's funny, but I'm pretty much at the same stage of my 2nd pregnancy when I was pregnant with Ellie. I'm off a couple of weeks, but I'm SO much bigger (or at least I feel that way). Below are some pictures from Ellie's little birthday party. Of course it was a hot, humid day, just like last year so we had to stay inside. It was a fun little party and Ellie was so happy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day at the ZOO!

4th of July weekend we headed to the zoo. It was good to walk around, but Ellie might need another year to really enjoy it. She was interested in a few things, but her attention span is that of a 2 year old of course! Here are a few pictures of the day. Please don't laugh too hard at the big pregnant one.

This picture makes me want to never go out in public while being pregnant. Ellie agrees....

Going through the mister, I could have stay here all day!

Had a great time, but ready to go home for a nap!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ellie swinging

For the longest time Ellie didn't really like to swing, but she loves it now. She wouldn't get out of the swing, we think because she was too tired to run around.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

birthday girl

Happy 2nd Birthday to my special little girl! I love watching you grow, but wish you'd slow down :)

I love you!
xoxo, mama

Monday, July 18, 2011


The birthday girl!! Wednesday is Ellie's 2nd birthday. I can't believe it. Time flies. Wouldn't it be so weird scary if I had the baby on Wednesday?

{Ellie on the slide at Lannon Park}

Thursday, July 14, 2011

So grown up!

My mom and dad took Ellie and Lucy to the park for the afternoon. Here are a couple of pictures.

Ellie fell in the mud, but I think she liked it!

Isn't she the cutest ever? I think so! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ellie's new room - Finally!

I'm not going to lie, this project took way longer than I anticipated. I couldn't have done it by myself. My dad helped put the crib and bookshelf together, painted the whole room and the bookshelves, and shampoed the carpet. Wendi's boyfriend, Nick, put the closet organizers in. I was a great supervisor :) I did all the little putzy stuff. I'm just so relieved it's finished and Ellie is sleeping in her new bedroom. The transition wasn't as bad as we thought. She cried the first couple nights, but it just took Nick to sit with her before putting her in her crib. The naps.... still working on the naps. She use to sleep about 1.5 - 2 hours a day and now she is sleeping less than an hour. We are not sure if that is because of the new room or if she is just being a 2 year old.

Below are the pictures of her new room. I was able to reuse a lot of things from her old nursery. Let me know what you think. I'm so excited and Ellie is too!
The curtains are from her nursery. I bought an inexpensive double rod and hung them at the top of the ceiling. They worked out perfectly! The round pillows are from Restoration Hardware and were also in her nursery.  The crib converts to a toddler and full size bed and is from Babies R Us. I love the shape and the shelf underneath too. This was the last one and was a good deal! The bookcase is from Ikea. Ikea has a huge selection of baskets, shelves, bins made to fit in this bookcase, but I used those for the closet instead. These pink storage bins are from Target. Her canvas portrait, butterflies and ribbon mobile are all from her nursery. All of the pictures in her room are done by McManigal Photography - highly recommend them!

The white shelves are from Ikea and the picture frames are from her nursery. The kitchen is also from her nursery.

This was a perfect spot for a reading nook. The little shelves holding the books are actually the spice racks from Ikea. My dad just painted them white and work better than making little shelves. I LOVE them. The canopy is a total Ikea find too. I don't love it like the spice racks, but it softens the area, so we'll keep it for now. I had to tack back the netting so it wouldn't get pulled down. The cute owl pillow is from Wendi - I think she got it from Target. The green patterned pillow is from TJ Maxx and is actually a dog pillow! It fits really well here and I love the pattern.

The chair is from Ikea with the white fitted slipcover. I made some cute little flowers from left over fabric and just sewed them on. The flower lights are from Ikea too. Ellie loves to turn them off and on, off and on, off and on, etc.

The room connects to a jack n jill bathroom.

The green lamp is from Target.

The white baskets are from Michael's and are originally from her nursery. The closet organizers are all from Menards. The hanging drawers are from Ikea.

Thanks for looking!
xoxo, Elliana and Mama (and baby #2)