Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas

Ella had a wonderful first Christmas in Jackson with friends and family. We packed up the car with baby, presents, and dogs and made the trip with no problems. It was a quick trip even though we spent a full week with grandparents, with 3 dogs a 7 month old, 3 grown kids and constant company for the Metzner grandparents, I am sure they were worn out after we left! Ella had her first picture taken with Santa Claus, you will never guess where we went to have the "picture made!" This was a suggestion from one of Malia's friends and David still cannot believe Ella had her first picture with Santa at....Bass Pro Shop! We all admitted, it was a nice set up and no line. Ella did make a trip to the doctor while in Jackson for a double ear infection, she did get VIP treatment from Granddad's hospital and she is well on the road to recovery. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


We had Ella's 6 month "photo shoot" a few weeks back and wanted to share a few pictures with everyone. She woke up very happy but was a bit camera shy and did not want to smile for any of the pictures, I guess the life of being a model can be exhausting. Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Green Peas....Yuk....Getting Ready for Christmas

I hate green peas! No more peek a boo!

Dressed for Santa. Sitting up is cool.

Decorating for Christmas with a 6 month old makes things a bit more "interesting" and also time consuming. Gammy Pelly was here for a few days to help in the process as we are hosting a Sunday school Christmas party this weekend, thank you to Gammy for her help.
Ella had her 6 month check up and is tipping the scales at an even 20 pounds and 27 3/4" long. During her check up she had another round of shots and they made her feel a bit blue. Then we tried a new food and from the pictures she is NOT a fan of peas - and her mom made dad play peak-a-boo and it scared her, needless to say it was a rough day for the little one. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving & 6 Months Old

We made our first official road trip to Jackson for Thanksgiving, we started packing and gathering up the various items to bring about 4 days prior to our departure date, things have definetly changed, well at least for Malia who usually packs the night before! The dogs also thought things were different as their room in the back of the Tahoe has shrunk replaced with toys, blankets, teething rings, etc. Overall, the drive was very managable - we will be doing it again in a few weeks for Christmas.

Ella thought she had hit stardom once we arrived as the poparazzi were in droves taking picture after picture! Everyone keeps saying this definetly is your first child and first grandbaby! Malia and David always wondered why there were so many more pictures of John and Tom. Ella had a few play dates - one picture shows her reaching for Malia's friend Courtney's child - Reece. Let's hope her early interest in boys is just a phase. Enjoy the pictures and Happy Holidays to all.