Since we had Ella's one year (AHHH tear!) photo shoot yesterday, she was apparently very sick of the camera today. The above was the best I could get!
We had a very social week these past seven days! Since my return to work is coming wayyy too quickly, I am making an effort to get out and see everyone and everything we can in this last month!
Monday we met up with Chelsea and Mackenzie for some Chipotle!
Surprisingly, Ella only hit Mackenzie one time (bottom right) and actually tried to give her a hug/kiss (bottom left)!
On Tuesday, we finally finally FINALLY had the hole in our dining room ceiling patched! Ella was very curious as to what the guy was doing, but I did my best to keep her distracted.
Yay, no more hole!
Wednesday, we met up with Mackenzie and Chelsea again, this time at the mall! Someone (hint: it was not Mackenzie) was awfully fussy and hungry...so after this picture was taken, she decided to have a mini-meltdown. She usually LOVES the mall (duh), so I was a little surprised. Don't worry, she recovered after lunch and a very long nap :)
Not pictured: Wednesday night Bunco! So much fun!!! I almost won $50 for the most Buncos but lost in a roll-off to Katie. I have been practicing my dice-rolling skills ever since, though, so watch out next month, ladies! ;)
Thursday, Ella had her first waffle! She is a fan!
And we met some of our friends at the Nature Museum! Everyone loved the chicken!
And then we went out to lunch! I had to take a picture of the mess Ella made with her quesadilla...everyone else's kids had maybe one or two pieces of food on the floor. Not my child. Sorry to the people at Zoe's.
Friday, we had another lunch date (yep, that's 3 lunches out this week, and please don't bring this to my husband's attention!), this time with Anni and her kids!
(And yes, 90% of the chicken nuggets wound up on the floor)
Ella and Shep were too cute on the playground! Another boyfriend, Ella?!?
Friday afternoon, we went to the mall in search of some black sunglasses. Ok, I know Ella already has 2 pairs...but I really wanted black ones for her birthday pictures, to go with our Breakfast at Tiffany's theme. Well, Janie & Jack not only had black sunglasses, but gloves as well! I had to get them! (They also had a whole Tiffany-style collection; too bad I already had Ella's outfit!)
Apparently Ella HATES sunglasses now. Who knew?!
Saturday, we went to Chapel Hill for the UNC vs Louisville game! It was Ella's first trip to the Dean Dome (and only my second!) and our seats were fabulous! We were in about the 15th row behind the basket!
Ella was clapping and dancing...she even sang when the band played. What a fan!
The best part was that Carolina WON! By only one point, and it came down to the final seconds...a great game for sure!!
When we got home, it was time to make Ella's smash cake. UGHH. I will be ordering one from a bakery for her actual party!! Cake decorating is a lot harder than it looks, people. I wanted to use buttercream because I didn't think she would "smash" fondant as easily...and buttercream does not go on smoothly!!!
What a hot mess....that I finished at 11PM.
Yesterday was Ella's big photo shoot!!! We went to SouthPark Mall to take family pictures outside, and then of Ella in front of the Tiffany's store. She drew quite a crowd, and people were stopping to take pics of her on their phones! Such a ham.
When we got back to the car, Travis informed me my car battery was completely dead. So one of the photographers drove him back to our house to get jumper cables, while the other photographer and I were stuck at the mall with our little Audrey. We finally made it back to our house, and while I helped the photographers with the cake smashing, Travis took my car to get a new battery! (Husband of the year...because he hates getting his picture taken, and then he had to deal with all of this!)
The good news is Ella likes cake. I can't wait to see the actual pictures...this is just a quick one I snapped on my phone after they were done! I will share as soon as I get them!!! Eeeek!!