About Me

I am happily married to Bryan. Yes, we have rhyming names. We have a sock eating dog named Daisy, a non-stop talker named Mary Paul, and a ball of energy named Ellie Jane. Life is wonderful.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Prodigal Blogger Returns

It's been...awhile...since my last post. Sorry to those 3 or 4 people who keep up with us through this blog!! We had a super busy Christmas season, Christmas at our house, in Atlanta and at the river house. Following Christmas, we've had quite a bit of snow. The girls are wonderful. Ellie Jane has a big personality and Mary Paul is always saying funny things. Also, Ellie Jane has started hitting. Nice. Bryan is well and work is keeping him busy. As always, I'm busy with the girls. I've just entered my 6th month of pregnancy and we can't wait to meet our son!!! First though, we need to think of name.

Mary Paul (in the chair) waited so patiently for Ellie Jane to wake up Christmas morning.
We ended up having to go and actually wake EJ up....can't you tell?
Mary Paul opening a present. Her Santa present was a ball with a handle that you can sit on and bounce. She loved it!!! Her words were..."Look!!! Santa remembered!!"
Ellie Jane got a baby Cabbage Patch doll and some doll accessories from Santa. She also is pleased with her Santa present!!
Mary Paul gave Ellie Jane a plush Bob and Larry from Veggie Tales...Ellie is obsessed with Veggie Tales. And no, this pack-n-play was not made for Ellie Jane, but for her baby doll.
Every trip to Atlanta involves making pancakes, almost every morning, with Grandaddy. The girls love to "help" and I think Grandaddy likes it too.
Please note, they are making snowman pancakes. The girls were thrilled.
Mary Paul on Christmas morning. She was very excited to open her presents and to give presents.
Who cares about the presents....you know that boxes are the most fun.
At the river house, we had a blast with my side of the family. Mary Paul got to swing with Andi.
Ellie Jane got to swing by herself for the first time....and thought she was big stuff.
G-mama and Pop got to spend quality time with all of their grandchildren when they let the couples go out on a date night!!!
Mary Paul loved her Santa present and did a great job of sharing with all of her cousins.
Mary Paul on yet another Christmas morning...this time with powdered donuts on her lips. Gotta love a donut on Christmas morning.
Don't be alarmed, Ellie Jane's feet are not that big....she just likes to wear my shoes. In this case, my new slippers.
My sister, Ashley, and her family had this slide for their kids (Landon and Addi) and they out grew. Ellie Jane has always been in love with this slide...so they wrapped it up for her for Christmas. It has been a huge hit!!!
Mary Paul, just another of our daily presents!!!
About a thousand birds flew past our house the other day. I had to take a picture of it.
Bryan getting ready to de-snow the car.
Ellie Jane in the snow!!! She had mixed emotions about it. She mainly wanted to be held or have you standing very close to her.
Mary Paul loves the snow and more importantly, she loves sledding.
Here she comes!!! Watch out for the blur of speed...it's Mary Paul.

As usual, my very large kid always gets in on the fun!!! We truly have a good life.


dearmrsreese said...

MP told me all about that ball from Santa last week in class. She was so excited about it.

David, Samantha and Kaori said...

Welcome back! What a great post too! Love the pics of the snow. EJ looks so tiny in her snow gear and the sledding looks like lots of fun. Month 6, wow, that is hard to believe! Gotta pick a name!

The Slatton Family said...

Sweet post...good to hear from you on here! The pictures are precious as always! Can't wait to hear the name for the new prince!!! :) Love you all.

Griner Mom said...

Love all the pictures!! Looks like good times and thankful I was able to be there for some of them. And yes, you do need to decide on a name...need more suggestions?? :)

David, Samantha and Kaori said...

Did you return.....or just make an apperance? (so, i'm a bad speller)

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