Monday, October 22, 2012


 "I'm growing!" This is Ellery at 8 months. She is one stinkin happy girl. If she wasn't so much fun, maybe I'd have more time to blog ;)
 This is Turk, our housemates' pet turkey who stayed with us for a few weeks. He was a pretty friendly guy, but eventually it was time to let him go be with his wild turkey friends.
James & Ellery, Peter & Asher, Jeremiah & Ireland

Ellery & me, Saige & Jeremy

 Mike & Donna and Dave & Marisa came to visit us in September

Auntie Marisa has really long hair to pull!

 You can see here that her right eye is still half blue and half brown! We're excited that it seems like it's going to stay that way!
"I'm perplexed"

"Feed me!"

Lunch at Margaritaville in Capitola

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Busy busy

Wearing our grey shirts together
The end of summer got busy. We spent time backpacking, hanging out with friends from Indiana and Yosemite area, celebrating the wedding of cousin Scott and Heidi, and then going back to work. Now that Ellery is eating solid foods (well, purees) and I'm back at work, I can't believe how much time I spend just making her food and managing her milk (pumping, bagging, freezing...) and packing her things to go to Carrie's house. So, needless to say, I haven't had much extra time to post on the blog, but here is a video and a couple recent pics that should satisfy some grandparents and great-grandparents.....

Swimming with Daddy!

Saige is helping me with my bottle

got plums on my face!

my shirt says it all

I love the dresses my mom finds at the consignment store!

time with Daddy

Just laying in my bed quietly, thinking about life

Thanks Auntie Katie for my JUMPER!

the Smucker-Oates

Buddies Nelson and Saige

Uncle Bryce

Eatin my carrots

Mom, I'm NAKED!!

OK, whatever, take my picture naked, at least I have my BABYLEGS on ;

Friday, July 13, 2012

Camping at Hume Lake

 Last week we camped near Hume Lake with the Smith family, Brad, Karen, Hayden, Elliot and Ezra.
 This was Ellery's first camping trip. She did great! Here she is sitting in her new bumbo, practicing her whistle (not really, just likes to have those fingers in her mouth)

 We hiked to the top of Morro Rock one morning. We love our Kelty backpack. I got a pretty good workout climbing all those stairs with Ellie on my back.

 Konked out
 Crescent Meadow

 Playing in the tent. What a ham huh?!
 Hanging out at camp

 Hayden and Elliot insisted on helping me with the dishes

 This is the baby bear we saw one morning across from Sandy Cove beach.
 We love the 3 mile walk around the lake

 Just lounging
 Of course, the best part about camping at Hume is going to get ice cream at the Christian Camp.

 Crying while he eats ICE CREAM?! Poor Elliot was tired.

 "I love my daddy!"
 Ezra is 10 months old and Ellery is almost 6 months.

 Ellery got in the lake a couple times.

 She is working really hard to roll over. She gets so close, but it would be another week before she rolled for the first time.