Monday, June 30, 2014

Life with Ella {week 21}

We are currently in the middle of packing up my entire house to go to Ohio this week! So life is a little cray cray right now...but not crazy enough to skip my weekly recap!

Monday, we celebrated Ella's 20 week "birthday" by having a little photoshoot with her 20 week ultrasound pictures!

She enjoyed them a little too much...she kept trying to eat them and wrinkle them up! 

And because I love a good comparison picture: 

Since we had no air (our a/c went out last Sunday!), we went to Panera for dinner!

...And this is how we slept...

Tuesday, Ella got some relief from the heat, when I dropped her off with Chelsea and Jeremy while I tutored. 

After that, we discovered the cutest consignment store in Ballantyne (Charlotte people, it's called Mommy and Me!)

Ella also went to her first swim meet!

We went to cheer on a little boy I used to babysit...Ella LOVED looking at the water and the kids swimming! 

On Wednesday, we FINALLY got air conditioning!!! While the guys were installing it, we read/ate some books...

...and Ella helped me work on my tutoring stuff!

On Thursday, we went to the mall and discovered the major sale Gymboree was having!

I got the coat above for a whopping $4!!! And all the clothes pictures below for $50 total!!

I have a serious problem...this child has more clothes than she knows what to do with, but I mean, how can you resist cute clothes that cheap?!?

On Friday, we met some of our friends at the splash park! Ella actually SAT UP by herself!!! But she was on a hill, and it lasted all of .5 seconds, so I couldn't get a picture of it. (When we got home, I tried to get her to sit up again, and she just kept falling over! We will keep working on it, before making it official with her milestone sticker and photoshoot!!)

{She's soooooo close!!}

Ella decided that was exhausting, so she spent the rest of our time at the park sleeping!

And that evening we had a bath...look at my cute little ducky!!! 

On Saturday, Ella came with me on her first trip to the teacher store! (I had to get some things for Natalie's wedding, haha)

We also went to the mall and got these towels from Pottery Barn Kids! They were on major sale, and I love how they turned out!!!

Saturday was also Ella's first taste of rice cereal!!! 
Here's her first bite...

...and then she knocked the bowl on the ground, making a HUGE mess...

We tried a few more bites before giving up; she hated it! 

Maybe we'll try again next week! 

Yesterday, Ella helped me make a sign for Natalie's wedding!

We also went to brunch at Terrace Cafe (soooo yummy!) with some of our friends who were visiting from out of town! 
Ella decided to sleep the entire time!

Sunday evening, we went to a wedding, so Ella stayed with one of her (many) boyfriends, Thomas! I will blog about the gorgeous wedding later!!

Well, we're off to Ohio soon! Have a great 4th of July and I'll be sure to recap all of our adventures (including driving back 9 hours on my birthday-yay) when we return!! 


  1. I take all of Shelby's clothes to Mommy and Me, then reload!

  2. We have a PBK hooded beach towel that I got M last summer and I LOOOVE it! I also love that she'll be able to use it for years to come!

    Have a great and safe trip this week!

  3. This was a very productive week for you, judging from all the things you were able to accomplish. There may be some minor setback like your A/C problem, but thankfully it was fixed soon after. I hope the happiness did continue on your trip. Speaking of which, how was it?

    Tommy Hopkins @ AccuTemp