Monday, August 22, 2011


Every night at the end of the bedtime routine, right before Rusty finishes tucking Elle in he says, "Hey Elle, I need to tell you something..." Then he proceeds to tell her all the things he loves about her. Tonight we were giving family hugs and Elle stops and says, "Rhett, I need to tell you something...I love you so much, and more than anything, and ever and ever and more and more, and you're my best buddy ever!" While she was talking to him he knew it and was smiling and squealing. She then gave him a big hug and he leaned into her. It was seriously the cutest thing, I love to watch them interact! She truly loves him so much and he loves her and thinks just about everything she does is funny! 

Made me smile!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Elle moments to remember

I can't seem to remember to write anything down, so I am going to try and be better about posting little things here and there that I will want to remember!

Ellianne has quite the personality and she comes up with some pretty hilarious stuff; she keeps us on our toes!

May 1st: Me: "Ellianne, it's time for nap." E: Mom, just ONE show, and THEN it will be naptime!" Me: "no shows, only books, then nap." E: (in an upbeat, and happy tone) "Mom, just ONE show, and then it will be napitme!" She said it again about 10 more times...didn't know negotiation was a skill that could be mastered all before the ripe old age of 2 1/2!

May 9th: Elle was taking her baby doll and hitting herself in the head with it and saying to the baby, "No mam, DO NOT hit and kick, that's not very nice!" (in a very stern voice) Then when I asked her what she was doing she said, "The baby is hitting me, but she doesn't know because she is a baby!"

Last week she was taking her nap, but sleeping too long/late so I went in to wake her up. When she opened her eyes and saw me she said, "Mom, I want to finish the rest of the nap!" She rolled back over and closed her eyes! I feel the same way every morning sister...go ahead..."finish the nap"!

Other days nap time ends up looking like this: 

Last week I went to the OB/GYN for my yearly check up and when we walked in, Elle walked straight up to the scale, kicked off her shoes and hopped on! Guess every girl is worried about adding any extra weight! I think she remembers going there and seeing me do that a few/20 times during my pregnancy with Rhett! All the nurses were laughing hysterically that she took her sandals off without any prompting!

Last night as we were getting ready for bed (Mommia & Aunt Kate were over) and Elle was telling me that my name was Mom Margaret Bishop and so my mom said, "Did you know that both of your great grandmother's were named Margaret? I bet Granny is up in Heaven with Jesus right now so happy to get to see you" which prompted Elle to say, "When I get older I can get baptized like Jesus, and I will go under the water and get my ponytail wet!" The poignant thoughts and words of a 2 1/2 year old! I love how incredibly smart she is...she picks up on everything! (We attended Mackenna Clinger's baptism on Saturday night) Melted my heart!

Love this girl!! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Too much to post...

I promise I will catch up on everything that has transpired in the last 2-3 months, but for now here are some new pictures.
Absolutely LOVE this one...can't stop looking at it!

These pictures are the best (really the only) pictures that turned out from our family photo shoot. It was a really bad experience and I have learned my lesson that you don't barter with people on Craigslist! Oh well...we at least got a few shots that are ok!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So Excited!!

Tonight while having dinner we were talking about our day and I was telling Ellianne to tell her dad all about what we did, where we went, who we saw, etc. We had gone to Babies R Us to get a few last minute items needed for Rhett and of course we saw lots of babies. Elle loved them and was telling Rusty all about the "tiny baby boy, and the other one tiny baby boy"....we saw twin newborns (actually they were 2 of the 3 triplets, but sister was still in the hospital) I then took that as another opportunity to tell Elle that very soon we would have our tiny baby boy/brother in our house and that we will get to hold him and love him. She smiled and talked a little about "baby Rhett/baby brother", but not much. Well, about an hour later after bath I was getting her dressed and she just randomly said in a very loud and excited tone, "I so excited to have a baby Rhett!" Rusty and I started laughing at her b/c she was running around and obviously very "excited"! She then lifted up my shirt and said "that's a big belly, I want to hold him, get him out!!" she then leaned forward and kissed my stomach and started to pat/hit it b/c she was so excited. It was quite funny and it made me realize that she DOES get it...she understands there is a real baby inside and that she will get to hold him soon! Can't wait to see how it all goes down...but that made me feel a lot better about it all! She absolutely LOVES babies...every time she sees a baby anywhere she wants to touch it, hold it, and talk to it. She will probably "mother" him to death and I know I will have to keep a very close eye on her!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tiny Baby

Somehow Elle must know what is coming and is already vying for attention as a "tiny baby". I always mean to make posts about the funny conversations I have with Elle and the things she does, because I know I will forget all of these moments!

So this morning I go into her room to get her out of bed and this is our conversation: (keep in mind that she is saying all of this in a high pitched voice)

Elle: "Tiny baby wants to eat yogurt!"
Me: "Ok tiny baby, let's go eat some yogurt."
Elle: (as she is laying on the changing pad) "Ooooh...tiny baby needs a diaper change."
Me: I change her diaper and set her down on the ground
Elle: "No momma, tiny baby needs you to walk for me"
Me: I carry her into the kitchen and put her in her booster seat
Elle: "Tiny baby needs to eat"
Me: "What color yogurt does tiny baby want"
Elle: "Tiny baby wants orange" (didn't know tiny babies knew their colors!)

Then, this afternoon as I start to put her in her crib and tell her goodnight and she says:
Elle: "Tiny baby needs to rock!"
So what's a mom to do when her "tiny baby" needs to rock...she rocks her!
Then, I laid her down in her crib and she said:
Elle: "Good night tiny baby's mommy"
Me: "Good night tiny baby, I love you!"

She also always wants in the baby swing, the exersaucer, a pacifier (even though she has never used one), and calls her sippy cups baby bottles...all because she must know what is about to come!! I hope she adjusts well when Rhett arrives!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

In case you haven't heard...It's a BOY!

Well, even though the word has been out for awhile, I finally got around to scanning in the sono pics (since my doctor's office still gives you the old fashioned print outs! Here he is in all his far neither of my children have been afraid to show us what they got!!

No name yet...boy names are may take a while...any (real) suggestions are welcome!!
Face (right hand is covering his right eye), arms and belly!
Profile (not nearly as good as Elle's profile pic...kinda disappointed in how fast she went and didn't get a better shot!
Foot...looks like we have another kid with long skinny skiis!
It's a BOY! no doubt about that (we got 3 different shots)