On Saturday, the day before we left for our big trip to Disneyland, Ellie got sick. She had high fevers, a cough, and congestion. I didn't want to travel with a sick baby or have things worse, so we headed to Urgent Care. The doctor put her on an antibiotic, suggested some cold medicine. The next day, she slept almost all of the 6 hour car ride to California and by Monday, she was good to go have fun at Disneyland! Phew!
This Mother's Day has been my favorite so far. Earlier in the week, Jacob took me shopping to find a vacuum. I've been needing and wanting a new one for quite some time now. We found a great Shark vacuum cleaner at Costco and it has been amazing so far! On our way home from purchasing the vacuum, Jacob surprised me by taking me to the Sprint store for my new iPhone 4. It's my first smart phone and I love it!
Mother's Day morning started off great. Jacob made me breakfast and I opened my cards. Then I received a surprise gift from Jacob and the kids. It was a crown, made from their hand prints. He then found pictures of the kids and glued them to the crown, as jewels. It is by far my favorite present. I love how thoughtful and creative it was! Here are some pictures.
And, last but not least, I received a wonderful necklace,
This is Ellie's first time in the Bouncer. Now this isn't any 'ol or new bouncer. This is THE Bouncer. I believe it is the only thing that has gone through all three kids. December 2008, Santa Claus brought this bouncer to Talmage, when he was 4 months old. Then, it was passed down to Emma, and now Ellie. The kids loved hearing about how they used to play in it as well. Ellie really seemed to enjoy it. She hasn't quite grasped the idea that you can actually "bounce" but that's ok. It's just one more thing to add to her routine of playing.
Isn't it interesting how small and little babies are, yet everything else about them is HUGE! She has sooo many large items. For instance, she has a giant swing, now a bouncer, a bumbo and a tray attachment, a high chair, a car seat, a crib, a bassinet, a vibrating chair, etc.
Here are some pictures of cute little Elle girl in THE Bouncer.
Bytheway, I believe this is the FIRST time I've ever taken a picture of Ellie without a headband. She's beautiful even without the frills.