Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Merry Christmas!

grandma and Ella

cute sisters

Our gingerbread house

Going for a walk with grandma

Cinderella and the price dancing

This year we had John's mom "grandma Cindy" at our house for Christmas. Alice knew Santa was coming which made it so much fun. She is still kind of scared of him though, so she wanted to make sure he wasn't staying. She also loved the story she calls Mary and the donkey and has asked John to tell her for a bed time story. We had a great Christmas and having Cindy here with us made our holiday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

O Christmas tree

Alice loved running around the lot trying to find our tree.

This year we found the prettiest tree. I love the holidays with all the yummy smells and warm feelings. This truly is my favorite time of year. Happy holidays!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The little turkey

Today has just been one of those days. It has been pretty nice outside lately so I let Alice play in the back yard. Well without me knowing she brought in a bucket full of mud and pine cones. Then she decided to try and wash it down the sink and flush it down the toilet. Long story short I had mud, pine cones and water ALL over my bathroom. As I was cleaning that huge mess up ( thank heavens it was in the bathroom ) Alice went into the kitchen and dumped the salt All over the floor. Fun right? It doesn't end there. About an hour later I sat down to feed Ella. When I was finished I headed up stairs to find Alice with a tube of toothpaste squeezed out all over my carpet. That is not fun to clean up. To end the day she sat on the couch and colored on her BRAND NEW pajamas with a pen! Can I just say I am SO happy the little turkey is asleep!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My baby girls

I was holding Ella on my lap this morning and wishing I could freeze time for just a moment. I just love how little she looks curled up on my lap. Before she was born I would hold Alice and think she was still my baby girl and now she's all grown up. It just happens so fast. I love my girls!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


The other day I put this little owl onsie on Ella and Alice decided she needed an owl shirt too. So I found her one and had to share some pics. Alice loves Ella and is always wanting to hold her. Ella is starting to really like Alice too. She's starting to giggle when Alice entertains her. So cute.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Potty party!

Her new doll

This is her sticker chart
I read a book called potty train your child in one day. The idea is to give your child a new doll and have them help you potty train it. Then half way through the day its their turn. And let me tell you it works. We had the party and Alice has had only one accident in 3 days. I am one proud mama. So if your trying to potty train give it a try.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time out!

Alice put her doll in time out and told her to sit there for two minutes. =) I thought it was to cute. Had to post it. Anyway things are going good for us. We are starting to get settled in our little house I love having my husband home every night! We have a cute little neighborhood and an awesome ward. So far , so good.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween in Seattle

A few months ago John and I were presented with the opportunity to move to Washington. If we decided to accept, John's work would all be with in an hour drive of our home. This would mean he could be home EVERY night. It didn't take long for us to decide. We knew that even though it would be SO hard to move away from our family's it would be worth it to be together all the time.
So tomorrow we move into our cute little house. I am so excited. It is so beautiful here. I will post some pictures soon. Halloween was fun. We went to our wards trunk or treat. The church is like a mile from our house and the members seemed very nice. What an adventure!

Friday, October 30, 2009

3 months old

My little Ella turned 3 months on the 17th. Here are just a few things about her.
-Weighs 11.8 lbs
-sleeps in her swing
-Coo's alot
-Is starting to laugh
-squeals in her bath
She is a good baby. We love her so much!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ella's blessing

This was a special day. Ella was blessed along with my little niece Chloe. My nephew Brett was also baptized in the pond you see in the picture. It was a fun day filled with lots of family and friends. Ella is such a sweet baby. I love my two little girly's!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

World's BEST grandma's!!

Alice Holding all 5 kitties
Having to much fun!

The tub water was brown

Feeding baby Luna after a fun filled day

Alice and grandma Cindy

John has been working a lot lately and I've never been a person who likes being home alone. Thank heavens I have the best mom and mother-in-law a girl could ask for. When I'm not staying at my mom's Cindy comes to my rescue with what ever I need whether its letting me run an errand or taking Alice so I can have a break. Alice loves her "granny" (my mom) and "cinny" (Johns mom). I am SOO lucky to have the best mom's ever!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bed heads

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh baby

Johns baby picture
Check out her little foot

2 weeks old

Its been an adventure adding another member to our family. Alice loves being a big sister. She always wants to help me with everything. " I burp her mom...I hold her... I feed her with my bottles." She's quite the helper. Ella has been a good baby. She likes her car seat and takes naps in the day. Actually she still kinda has her nights and days mixed up, but is getting better. And can you believe how much she looks like John?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ella Shay Stuart

We had Ella on Friday the 17th of July. She was 6lbs 15oz 19.5 inches long. I forgot what it is like to have a new baby. I can't believe how much you can instantly love this little person you just barely met. She is a really good baby. We are so happy she is finally here. Thanks so much to everyone who helped take care of Alice and all the yummy meals!