Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ella's meeting with Santa 2008

We attended Gayle's work Christmas party last night and Santa was there!

Ella still isn't ready to sit on Santa's lap..


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pretty Ella

Mommy needs to give her a few tips on how to apply her make-up!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

On Halloween, we decided to stay home to pass out candy. Not without dressing up, of course. It had to be a Wizard of Oz theme! We already had the Cowardly Lion (Luke) and Ella makes an adorable Dorothy; eventhough she made a complete mess of her dress while eating ravioli:-) Randy really got into it and made his entire costume from the cardboard box shoes to his silver-painted funnel hat! I decided to dress as the Wicked Witch because I knew I couldn't pull off dressing as any of the dwarfs and I'm just not nice enough to be Glenda, the good witch! It was a great evening, except for the massive amounts of candy we had left over from having few trick-o-treaters.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Big Daddy 80 in 08

We celebrated Big Daddy's 80th birthday this weekend in Horseshoe Bay. The party started Friday night and didn't end until Sunday afternoon; hence the sunglasses at Sunday brunch;-)Becky did an amazing job planning this special weekend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Melissa's Wedding

This past weekend was Mel's wedding. It was a wonderful weekend full of fun family memories. We are very happy to welcome Josh into the family!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

California Trip

Ella had her first trip to the beach! We left Thursday afternoon for Laguna Beach. The Nixon family celebrated Lindsay's graduation and BJ's wedding. It was a fun-filled weekend. Of course, I forgot to pack Ella's swim suits, so she had to go to the beach in her tank tops and shorts. She didn't seem to mind.

She didn't know what to think of the water at first, but when she saw Mommy and Daddy get excited about it, she changed her mind. Then, we couldn't keep her out of the water! She also enjoyed feeding the seagulls and playing in the sand. She would squeal with delight when one of them would pick up the bread she threw for them.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ella News

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that we are having to do some tests on Ella’s kidneys. As most of you know, when I was pregnant we found out that one of her kidney's was enlarged. Last week, she had a diaper “blow-out” at school. It was pee and not poop, then her teacher mentioned that she has at least one wet diaper an hour, so we decided to call the doctor. Randy took her in on Tuesday for a urinalysis and blood work. All of that came back clear (no infection present). Wednesday, she had an ultrasound and we found out yesterday that both of her kidney’s are slightly enlarged. Her doctor recommended that we do another test. This time it’s a dye test, a bit more invasive, but will give us a better idea of what’s going on and how to further treat her. The test is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM at Children's Imaging Center. Unfortunately, her doctor had left for the day yesterday and is on vacation for the next week, so all of our questions will have to wait until then!

Please feel free to call either of us if you have any questions or just want to talk. Say some extra prayers for our baby girl

Monday, February 4, 2008

Ella Walking

New Pictures of Ella

Ella is growing fast! She took a few steps last week and can walk holding only one of your hands. She is very active, loves playing with Luke and destroying tissue boxes!!