Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Friday!

I took the kids on a short walk around the neighborhood today. Ella was really excited to push Micah in our new $5 dollar umbrella stroller :) She actually pushed him most of the way which if you could see our sidewalks is quite impressive! It was fun to see little signs of life all over. Spring is here!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

When you think your little girl is sleeping............

she might just be putting on a tutu with her Cinderella slippers, and making some pancakes on her stove :)

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I took my two little green wearing sweeties to the park today to celebrate St. Patty's and the beautiful weather! It was an absolutely gorgeous day! We enjoyed a nice walk, a picnic lunch, Starbucks, and later a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner.

Ella had fun pushing her brother on the swings

A little treat from Starbucks :)

Where is my treat mommy?

our after dinner St. Patty's treat :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ella's first musical

Ella and I went and saw Beauty and the Beast today. Before the play there was a princess tea that we went to where Ella was able to meet all the characters from the play. They had a lot of fun activities for the kids to do like tour backstage, get autographs, and make a craft. Ella did awesome during everything! I thought with her missing a nap that she might not last but she loved the play and clapped at the end of every scene! The play was really good and I was very impressed that it was put on by high schoolers! I remember going to my school play and they were nothing like that! So since Ella survived this experience I guess our next stop is Broadway! :)

Meeting the Beast! I was surprised she wasn't scared of him.

Meeting Lumiere (the costumes were all awesome)

Meeting Belle


Ella, Kylee, and Ally with their light up roses

Getting her face painted


After the play we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and walk down and get ice cream at Dairy Depot. This was our first trip there this year and our official kick off to Spring!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

9 Months!

Has it really already been 9 months?!?! I just can't believe it! Before I know it he is going to be running around and talking.
I took Micah in for his 9 month check up this week and was happy to hear he gained 2 pounds last month! He is now almost on the growth chart for his weight. He weighed 16 pounds and was 28 inches long. Micah is crawling and getting into EVERYTHING! I'm usually pulling something out of his mouth daily :) He's slobbery, messy, and constantly getting himself into trouble but he's also the cuddliest, sweetest little boy in the world!
This is his "about to get into trouble face"

His new favorite thing to do, chew on the crib rail. He also likes to pull his crib bumper apart ;)

His signature chin drool.

Loves his big sister

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Our new niece!

We have a new niece and Ella and Micah have a new cousin! Darby Elise Bellarosa Vernon was born March 9th. She is absolutely beautiful and we can't wait to meet her! It's times like this I wish Ohio was right next door to California :(

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A busy Birthday weekend!

Last weekend was very busy for us! It also happened to be the weekened before my birthday so it was a good excuse to go have some fun! It was space week in Delaware and to end it the Central Ohio Symphony had a concert where they performed space themed music. We were most excited about the Star Wars music since Ella often hums it throughout the house :) Along with the concert there was a group of people who dressed up like Star Wars characters, so it was fun to meet Darth Vader! We dressed the kids up in their Star Wars costumes so they fit right in! I was excited to get some more use out of them. Ella did great sitting through the whole concert! Micah on the other hand........
When they started playing the Star Wars theme Ella got super excited and kept saying "Daddy! Daddy! Star Wars!!!"
What can I say, her mommy and daddy are a little nerdy ;)
Sunday we took Ella Bella to Disney on Ice in Columbus. We dressed her up in her Cinderella dress that Nana and Grandpa got for her. She was so excited about going and kept talking about "Disneyland On Ice!" The show was really cool and Ella sat through the whole thing with a big smile on her face. My sister watched Micah for us so we were able to have a fun night with our little princess. Afterward we treated her to a milkshake, a perfect end to the perfect night!

Ella's excited face!

Her favorite part

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I'm finally posting some pictures from our recent trip to California. I post a lot of my pictures on facebook so sometimes it just seems repetitive to post them on my blog as well. I know that not everyone has facebook so I'm going to start trying to post a majority of my pictures on here since I use this sort of as an online journal.

Anyways, we had a wonderful time in Cali! I was able to go to one of my all time favorite places, Disneyland! Ella is at the age now where she was really into everything, so it was so fun to see her reactions. She was able to meet her favorite princesses and Mickey and Minnie. The weather was in the 80's the first two days we went but then rained on our last day. We stayed at an amazing condo in Oceanside that had an ocean view. It was so wonderful to wake up in the morning and drink my coffee outside watching the waves crash on the beach! Beautiful! We were able to relax, go to the beach, and visit friends and family. We never seem to have enough time to do everything we want but we felt we were able to do most of it. Ella hasn't been out in almost a year so it was fun see her reunite with cousins, and rediscover the ocean :) She LOVED the beach and pretty much wanted to go there everyday. She also loved standing on our balcony and just looking at it. I guess you can take a girl out of Cali but you can't take the Cali out of a girl :)

Ella loved taking bubble baths in our jacuzzi tub! (I don't think you are supposed to add bubbles though)

Micah's favorite ride, It's a small world!

Ella's friend Noelle. They are about 8 weeks apart and used to hang out together all the time when they were newborns :(

Ella and her cousin Korah who she now talks about and has imaginary phone conversations with daily! :)