Monday, April 29, 2013


April 22, 2013

Ellie is starting to really love the water! 
Kicking, moving and smiling is much more fun in the water!

{brother squirting her with a rubber ducky}

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rice Cereal

1st Time Eating Rice Cereal
April 22, 2013

At Ellie's 4 month check-up, the doctor suggested starting her on rice cereal. Since she has reflux, the cereal would be great thing to try since it's basically thickened milk. It's easier for her tummy to keep it down, rather than thin, watery milk. So, we decided to take the plunge and start her on the cereal. With both Talmage and  Emma, I started the cereal at 5 1/2 months and solids at 6 months. This makes Ellie a first for our family. Surprisingly, she took it very well, or as well as anyone could expect. She wasn't sure what to do at first, except stick her tongue out. I think the spoon was a little confusing, but she definitely ate some. Here are some pictures I took of her before and during the feeding. Talmage even helped feed her. 

I just love having a third child because it means Talmage is older and able to help out and enjoy her. He's so in love with his baby sister. It just melts my heart. 

Lovin Some Bumbo Playtime

Bumbo Playin'
April 16, 2013

We just can't get enough of this cute girly! 


Disney Family Movie Night
April 19, 2013

We've started watching Disney movies and planning the whole night around it {mainly dinner & snacks} to go with the movie. Our first movie was tonight...Dumbo! We're planning a Disneyland trip next month and hoping the kids will become more acquainted with the characters and stories by having these fun family nights. We chose to serve Carnival/Circus food, since the setting of Dumbo takes place at the Circus. The food included hot dogs {freshly grilled by daddy}, homemade nacho cheese & chips, and popcorn. The kids loved it...or at least we thought it was pretty cool!

{the Lewis Crew}

 {yummy grilled hotdogs}

{kids' plates: nachos/cheese & hot dogs}

Ellie is 4 months old!

4 Months
Ellie Marie
weight:  14lbs 12oz {65%tile}
length:   23.5in        {15%tile}
Babbling &Cooing
Enjoys the Bumbo more & more
LOVES her binkie
Starting to laugh
Grabbing and holding objects
Pulls Mommy & Emma's hair
Rolling 3/4 of the way over (not fully yet)
Smiling LOTS
Smiling at funny faces
Eye contact across the room
3-4 naps a day
Sleeping up to 6 hours (and many times, less than that)
Getting lots of chubs and rolls (we LOVE it!)
Started Rice Cereal (on 4.22.13)
Nurses every 2 hours, unless taking a nap, for about 10-15 minutes total
Still taking Mylicon for her Colic tummy (and it's working!)
Reflux is getting better and better (less throwing up)
 She's discovered her tongue
& loves to stick it all the way out!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Preschool Singing

Preschool Performance 
April 10, 2013

Talmage's Preschool was invited to sing at the opening of the JO Combs District Board Meeting.  
They had cookies and water to enjoy, which was the kids favorite part! 
We didn't get any good pictures of Talmage singing, for two reasons. 
One, he was standing behind a really tall girl and two, he wasn't singing. 
They sang the "Action Alphabet."

Lewis Family Easter Hunt

Lewis Family Easter
March 31, 2013

Here are some fun pictures from our Easter hunt and dinner.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Easter Pictures

Easter Pictures
March 31, 2013

I took some pictures of Ellie and Nathan. My friend, Tiffany, had her baby boy the day as Ellie.
They are 12.12.12 babies!