Jun 28, 2011

Ella's First Birthday Party

Jun 25, 2011


"The days are long, but the years are short."

I remember being up for a 3 am feeding one morning when Ella was only a few months old. I was so, so very tired and can remember thinking to myself, "I can't wait until she's one. I can actually sleep at night, we'll be on a real schedule, she'll be more independent ... " Then I blinked and before I knew it, a whole year of my baby's life had flown by.

Happy first birthday to our precious, sweet, silly, funny, happy, mischievous, giggly, beautiful little Ella. Your mommy, daddy, and big sister love and adore you more than we could ever put into words.

Jun 21, 2011

Seabrook Memories

Five years ago we started taking trips to Seabrook Island over Memorial Day weekend with my sister and her family. We have not been able to go the past two years, due to pregnancies with June babies - Lindsay, two years ago and me last year. This year - no pregnancies! So, we finally got to go again. While we did have some very fun moments, I can't say it was the most relaxing or stress-free trip. Ella decided being away from home and sleeping in a room that wasn't hers didn't suit her ... so she kept Mommy and half the house up at all hours of the night each night we were there. Although I probably got 8 hours of combined sleep the entire weekend, here are some pictures of our happier moments!

First night, eating at the Seabrook Island clubhouse overlooking the ocean

S'mores night!

Homemade ice cream night!


Keeping three children entertained ... not an easy task!

Hanging out at Freshfields Village before dinner listening to music

Sleepy girl because she lost so much sleep over the weekend

A little dancing on the green

Spaghetti face!

Every time we're together, I always manage to get a great shot of Justin like this one. It's just not a family vacation without it!

Jun 4, 2011

The Graduate

Last week Camryn graduated from preschool. Although she's still attending summer camp at her daycare a few times a week, I can't believe she will be leaving A Step Above soon. It has been a wonderful place, and she has made some sweet friends and really learned a lot. We are proud of our little graduate!

Singing for the parents

Marching in cap and gowns

With her teachers, Miss Brittany and Mrs. Kim

Ella had fun, too!

Camryn and her best buddy, Sydney

Camryn and Braylyn
Camryn and Dabney
So proud of our little girl!