Ellie

Yesterday was Ellie's first Thanksgiving. She even let us eat our turkey! We went over to have dinner with our friends Kate and Alex and a bunch of Kate's relatives. Lots of fun!

Everyone at the table after having dessert. Yum!

Ellie's godmother, Aunt Amy works for the Detroit parade company, so of course Ellie had to wear her parade bib!

Lisa just loves getting Ellie all dressed up. The little black patent leather shoes are Mommy's favorite!

Yesterday was Ellie's first Thanksgiving. She even let us eat our turkey! We went over to have dinner with our friends Kate and Alex and a bunch of Kate's relatives. Lots of fun!

Everyone at the table after having dessert. Yum!

Ellie's godmother, Aunt Amy works for the Detroit parade company, so of course Ellie had to wear her parade bib!

Lisa just loves getting Ellie all dressed up. The little black patent leather shoes are Mommy's favorite!

There is nothing cuter than a naked baby. Except maybe a wet naked baby! Here are some fun bath time pictures.

A happy Ellie in the bath. Normally she is not this happy, she's usually pretty indifferent... But that doesn't make for a very fun picture!

Ellie being shampooed. Always fun to be sudsy.

Our JC Penney portraits are finally online. Honestly, I think some of the pictures we take are better, but then we have a lot more tries at it than they did. 🙂 We already ordered a bunch, so if you are a grandparent or great-grandparent, you will be getting one soon 🙂

To get started, go to smilesbywire.com and enter the following:

Customer Name: Lisa Dauernheim
Access Code: LTP28203031014JCP

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I teased you a bit the other day by mentioning that Ellie started smiling more and more. Well, she's also vocalizing pretty well too (and not just screaming incessantly, though that happens too). She will gurgle and yelp, and most fun of all, let out a little laugh on occasion.

A normal picture of Ellie laughing. Don't you wish you had sound to go with that? Well now you do! Check it out!!! I should be clear here: she isn't really laughing exactly, mostly making oohing and aahing sounds. But we call it laughing. Anything's better than crying (clip of that coming soon!)

Back by popular demand (well, by Shelly's demand anyway), more Halloween pictures.

Daddy and his sweet pea.

The ballerina in mid-leap.

The real princess ballerina.

Sheriff Max is on guard duty during trick or treat time. It's his favorite time of the year, because he gets to bark at everyone who comes to the door, and there are plenty of visitors!

Everyone keeps asking how Max and Ellie are getting along. Well, the answer is that they are still feeling each other out. Max is interested in smelly diapers, but leaves the room when she starts crying too loud. Ellie is just starting to realize who Max is. One of these days, she will figure out he is a dog, and pretty soon, she'll be terrorizing the poor guy by pulling his ears...

In other news, Ellie has been screaming her head off a lot more lately. It's very stressful, I must say. Lisa's parents are here for another visit this weekend, so thankfully we were able to get away from the screaming. It doesn't last more than a half hour usually, but that's plenty! We think she caught another cold (mainly because both of us did as well), but it doesn't seem to be too bad (no fever, just some sniffles).

Ellie is starting to make some interesting facial expressions nowadays. We're pretty sure that some of them are genuine and not related to gassiness too! We can almost guarantee a nice little smile with a zerbert.

I'm getting some more of the Halloween pictures together to put up. Hopefully I will have a little time over the weekend when Lisa's parents come to visit (again!) to post them, so look for them next week.

We have lots more of these if you want me to post them. Very cute stuff! Here is Ellie and her mom as the Princess and the Pea!

Ellie also had a nice ballerina costume, and showed off her dancing skills!