Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

A few weeks ago, Jose, Ella, and I decided it was time to go pumpkin picking! We headed over to Bates Nut Farm and met my two nephews and Mom for a few hours of fun. Ella was so excited to be there with all the pumpkins. The patch is huge, so she spent most of her time running through the pumpkins and sitting next to one every once in awhile. This year was so different compare to last year. Ella was just a little be last year. She has grown up so fast!

It is almost impossible to get a picture of Ella these days. She's just too busy. We did try to get a few shots with Gram and the boys. I think the pics speak for themselves.

Once we tried to take a few pics, it was time to pick out a pumpkin. Ella and Jose got a wheelbarrow and headed out to find the perfect one. Ella loved her ride and wanted nothing more than to climb on top of all the pumpkins.

The boys got a kick out of the cut out pumpkins and farm family. We had to try to get a picture. I think they turned out pretty cute!

Of course there were animals

and a fun Straw Maze!

Days like this remind me how lucky I am to have such a close and loving family. We are so lucky. Fall is finally here. It's my favorite time of year!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Then and Now

Today I realized how much Ella's room has changed since she was a little be. This weekend, Jose and I decided it was time to make a few additional changes. Our little Miss has been CRAZY on her changing table. She is long enough now that she almost touches both sides with her head and feet. She also always tries to stand, and she climbs all over grabbing any and everything she can get to. So, we took it down and added the shelf to complete the look!

Before ~ With changing pad

After ~ Without pad and added shelf

Jose and I also decided to take her bumper out of her crib. This was a tough decision for me, but she is just SO active in her crib, that I have to retie it every time she gets up because she has completely disassembled it. It was time. Her crib looks so boring bare now, but I think it's going to be much safer and I won't worry so much during the night. I'm also very excited about how easy it will be to change her crib sheet. Such a pain every week.  Hopefully Ella adjusts quickly. Tonight may be interesting!

Before ~ With bumper

After ~ Without bumper

I also added a few things to her room. I purchased Ella an adorable growth chart from Paper Coterie several weeks ago and finally had a chance to put it up. Ella loves it, and is always looking at it when she enters her room. I think it was a really cute touch. Now I just need to measure her!

I was able to rearrange some things because of the added shelf on her hutch. This I was very happy about. I just need to figure out what I want to place where. I don't want to add to much because then it turns into clutter. We'll see what happens. For now, I have more room for her books and hair bows. That works for me!

Before ~ You can clearly see the clutter!

After ~ Less clutter. I need to add pic to frame!

All of these changes were really hard for me. It means our little baby girl is growing up. She is turning into such a big girl. How does this happen? Where have the last 16 months gone?

I have a few other changes to make, but for now, I think that will be it until it's toddler bed time. Now that is too sad for me to think about!!