Thursday, October 22, 2009

She's a Whole Lotta Love

Sweet Ellery turned 6 months old last week. We celebrated with some cupcakes.

A bit about Ellery....

she has serious love for her brother and laughs her biggest belly laughs when he is around

is a hard hitting pacifier girl (not sure what she was doing with it in the photo below)

has a very sweet little girly voice and also yells joyfully at volumes that are simply shocking

gives the best great big strong hugs

is possibly the loviest baby I have ever been around including trying to lay on big fat sloppy kisses all the time

is 20 pounds strong at six months (This last fact is especially shocking to me when I think that I've been growing her strong on mama's milk with the exception of a small handful of first solids.)

Happy half birthday to my baby girl!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

COSI

Our new science museum, COSI. Very cool!!!

Fun with gears

Big girl in the stoller

Driving robots

Miss Elle can sit up in this cool seat
The water area
Cooper loves to drive the ambulance

So maybe I shouldn't have done this, but I couldn't resist.
Does it make you think of Han Solo at the end of The Empire Strikes Back?
Don't you love the pacifier in her mouth?


And Cooper, in motion


More on our new city....

Things I love....

walking to the farmers market on a Saturday morning with the kids

the Grandview Heights Ox Roast, which was a little carnival we could walk up to


Things I'm learning to get used to....

the craziness of living in Buckeye territory. Cooper actually got excited the other day when he saw Brutus...the OSU mascot. Good lord.

Things I could do without.....

lots of bugs, way more bugs than we had in Pittsburgh. Cooper seems to enjoy it though, but not the "siders" (spiders) because they are "not cool".