Ellie’s first day at school

This summer, Ellie started school. She’s currently going three mornings a week and it’s been fantastic for her. She’s making friends, enjoying the independence and it’s making her much more confident and assertive.

The other day was the first time I got to take her to school and meet her teachers and classmates and I’m really happy with where she is. I’m very happy that we made the decision to have her go. Continue reading “Ellie’s first day at school”

Ellie’s going to be a big sister [VIDEO]

We’ve known for almost two months now, but we’re now ready to announce that Ellie is going to be a big sister. In the spring (late April / early May), we’re going to welcome either Hannah Michelle or Jack William (Hank for now [Hannah + Jack]) into this world.

This was all planned, so we’re very excited to expand our family once more.

This is how Ellie reacts when we ask if she wants to hug/kiss the baby. Soooo cute! Continue reading “Ellie’s going to be a big sister [VIDEO]”

Ellie’s 12-month picture

We made it a full year! In many respects it seems like just yesterday, and in others, a lifetime.

It’s been a true blessing to be able to nurture, watch and encourage Ellie over the last 12 months, and I’m looking forward to the next 204 or so.

And for good measure, here’s the whole series of monthly pictures.

Ellie’s 9-month picture

Ellie has now been “out” pretty much as long as she was “in” and she is just so much fun! She’s also getting a lot more devious: not sure how many more of these photos I’m going to be able to take with the stickers in shot.



9 months

Height: 28.75in (87th percentile)
Weight: 17lbs 6oz (36th percentile)
Head circumference: 17.75in (82nd percentile)