Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

After feeling quite lazy and rather yucky, I've finally found enough energy to do our Christmas post. I was horrible this year and left our camera for our three Christmases away from home, but I did manage to get some shots of Ella on Christmas morning and a family picture.

Overall, Ella really enjoyed Christmas this year. She never warmed up to the idea of Santa and actually told us she didn't want him visiting her house, but she loved the idea of Jesus having a birthday and really loved getting to see all of her family.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and has a blessed New Year! :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Two Year Old: The Photographer

Ella has recently taken up photography. Here are a few pictures from her latest photo shoots :)
Her daddy having so much fun!

Balls in her deflated ball pit!

Ceiling of the Train

Food in her shopping cart

One of a thousand ornament pictures.

Mommy and Daddy on the train.

Mommy at her birthday lunch!

The fire roaring!

The lamp???

And, here are a few that we have taken that we love :)

Santa Sightings

The Donovan's have spotted Santa many times over the past few weeks, however, Ella has had about enough! She likes Santa fine from afar, but when he gets close she wants nothing to do with him! Here are a few of our latest Santa Sightings!

Bluegrass Railroad Museum "Santa Train"

Santa came to Sadieville City Hall! Ella's wishing he'd go back to the North Pole!

Or maybe he's not so bad after all :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Visit From Santa

A teacher friend e-mailed me this cute website. Ella loved getting to hear from Santa :)

First Trip to the Dentist

Monday was Ella's first trip to the dentist and to my surprise she did fairly well! To have only had a 30 minute nap and a runny nose, she was an "enjoyable" two year old.

When we first walked in she was so excited because we had been talking about it for a while. She loved the toys and couldn't wait to go back with the dentist. When they called her name she ran through the "little" door excited about what was to come....... until she had to sit in the x-ray chair! They put the x-ray cap over her and I think the heaviness of it freaked her out! Since mommy was prego there was no holding allowed which didn't help the situation at all. After a few minutes of crying we decided to bypass the pictures for the day.

On to the cleaning we went and Ella really warmed up to the hygenist. She actually let her clean her teeth, floss her teeth, and do a flouride treatment with her brand new tooth brush. I think the tv playing above her head helped! :) Since she was in good spirits by this point, we tried again for x-rays and she did wonderful! It was so weird to see Ella's big girl teeth in the pictures. It probably sounds weird, but it actually made me sad!

By the time it was time for the dentist to come examine her teeth, Ella was about ready to be DONE! She let him look at them sitting up, but laying down was another story! The whole time he counted and poked she fussed.

Finally, the best part of the trip came and Ella got to choose a toy and put her no cavity sticker on the door. She left a little grumpy, but with extra clean teeth!

Way to go Ella! :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What We've Been Doing

Reading with Max at the library. Max and Ruby is her most favorite Nick Jr. cartoon!

Cheesin' with Ava at Thanksgiving with the Donovan side.

My camera went dead, but at least I got one family shot.

Ella and Anna had so much fun at Thanksgiving at my Nanny's house. They are goofy!

Ella's recent press on nail adventure thanks to her daddy! They didn't last long :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Big Sister

Ella just found out that she is going to be a big sister!

Most everyone knows that we were hoping to get pregnant this year and it happened! We are all very excited including Ella! The day we found out Ella said she wanted to "see the baby in mommy's belly". It will take a while to make her understand what is really going on in mommy's tummy, but one thing she does understand is that she will be a great big sister. She is ready to play with the baby, share her room with the baby, and even help mommy and daddy with the baby!

Our first doctor's appointment isn't until January 5th, so there will be more updates to come. Any and all prayers for a healthy and happy Donovan #2 are welcome!