Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bike Riding with Daddy!

We got Trent a bike for his birthday this year and for Christmas I got a jogging/bike stroller!! It has proved to be a very useful combination! Sometimes after work...when mommy can use a little "me" time - Trent will take Elle for a ride around the lake and I get some peace and quiet! Elle really seems to enjoy it and usually ends up getting a little snooze in the process! And look at my husband - what a stud muffin!!

Visit from Aunt Angie!

It was so fun to have Ang come for a visit!! It has been a long time since we have had one-on-one time tigether! It was great for Elle too, to get to know her Aunt Angie. It didn't take Elle too long to warm up to Ang (especially after Angie let her play with her makeup! Ang went to the parade with us and then to the park! Good times!

Rodeo Time

It was Riverboat days here in Yankton and my sister Angie came for a visit!! What a perfect weekend! We had a lot of fun! Trent has been working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day...so it was nice to spend some time with him!! Elle was a big hit there and easily became friends with the other kids running around...she even kissed one (we might have to curb that habit)!! A local photographer was there and started snapping pictures of Elle in her lilttle pigtails! I bought her little boots to wear...but she hated them! :o(

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I Enjoy Being A Girl!

I love that Elle let me put curlers in her hair!! I think that she was so intrigued with all of the pretty colored curlers that it took her mind off of what was happening!! Whatever works...right?? I just loved her big blue eyes in this picture!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday Elle Dear!!

I couldn't sleep last night...just thinking about making Elle's birthday cake! My mother always made specialty cakes for our birthdays and I always loved that! I wanted to carry on the tradition with my children - but was nervous about the undertaking! Trent thought I was so silly...but I really wanted to do it! It turned out okay and I learned a lot for cakes in the future!! Elle had a lot of fun with the friends that we had over for a BBQ. She got lots of clothes, dolls, stuffed amimals and a book! It was fun for me to spoil her on her special day!

One Year Pictures

It's hard to believe that Elle is one!! She was born an entire year ago...crazy!! Funny statistic though - she has lived in Utah, Colorado, Michigan, and South Dakota in that one year of life!! can you imagine the list of states she will have lived in by the time we are done pipelining?!? Anyhoo, it was really fun to take her in this time and get her pictures done. She is a little older now and was really getting into it! These are just a few of my favorites from the shoot!! Hope you like them!