Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

from our two "little monkeys"!

Monday, December 14, 2009

'Tis the Season

The boys {& me} with Santa at Preschool...Noah still isn't too fond of Santa as you can see!

Aaron and I dressed in our tacky outfits for our small group Christmas Party. Picture is a little blurry, but you get the idea...

Aaron decided to put Christmas lights on the house this year...so here they are!

Last night was out church's {New Hope Church} annual Nativity play that the kids put on. This year my nieces Madison and Emma were Mary and an angel, Noah and my other niece, Rylie were 'children bearing gifts', and Cohen made his debut as {big} Baby Jesus!

Waiting for the play to start...which is very hard when you are 2 & 3!

Mary, Jesus, and an Angel

Here is a little clip of Jesus with Mary and Joseph...

This will be a very busy week for us! But we are excited to be heading to Houston on Friday to see friends and to spend several days with Aaron's side of the family! Can't wait! Praying for safe travels for everyone during this busy holiday season!!

***Update on Cohen***
He is doing awesome in his cranial band! He has worn it just over a week and we have already seen changes in his head shape! We are excited...Praise God!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1/2 a Year Old!

Cohen is six months old! He went to the Dr. yesterday and weighed 18lbs 7oz (85th %) and measured 28in (95th%). He is one tall boy! They said once he is 30in he will have to move to the bigger car seat (like Noah has...faced backwards of course) because that is the max it will hold. The Dr. said everything looked great with him and is right on track with all of his milestones. Here is what Cohen is up to at 6 months:
-Almost sitting unsupported
-just starting jabbering more
-loves to laugh/smile at anyone
-has had rice cereal, squash, and sweet potatoes...still trying to get the hang of eating, though
-grabs at anyone or anything
-loves his paci now
-will tuck his knees under him when on his tummy
-sleeps with his butt in the air
Cohen is doing awesome with his cranial band!!! We couldn't of imagined how well he is adjusting to it! The first day we laid him down for a nap in it and he fell right to sleep! He barely even notices it which is wonderful news to us! He still has yet to sleep with it at night, but will have worked up to it by tomorrow night. Here are some pics of him in it...better get use to seeing these for the next 3 months!

We are thinking of decorating it somehow but have not decided on anything yet. Any ideas? Either way we think he looks cute!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's Official...

Cohen's little world is about to be tuned upside down. Okay, that sounded a little dramatic, but for the most part it is true.

Ever since he was a month old I noticed his little head wasn't as round as it probably should be. The back of his head wasn't "rounding out" and was looking a little flat. So, at his two month well visit they told us to try readjusting him and to make sure he wasn't spending too much time on the back of his head. Well, that sure was hard for little Cohen because he slept on his back (like he was suppose to) hence why the back of his head was flat to begin with. So, at his four month visit they told us to contact Cranial Technologies to see about getting him a DOC band or as most people call it a "helmet". We decided to go through with it after praying, discussing, and thinking about it A LOT. Turns out though, that CT didn't take our insurance so we were going to have to pay almost $3600 for the thing! We quickly found another place that took our insurance and has basically the same method, Hanger. Since then, Cohen has been measured and fitted for one. His appt. is Friday to officially receive the "helmet" and start treatment.

I am kind of nervous about it because I don't know how he will react to it all. He is a terrific sleeper...sleeping almost 12 hrs at night, and he has to wear it 23 hrs. a day! I am sure it will take him (& us!)a few days and nights to get use to it, but hopefully he will come out of it in the end with a round(er) head. At his initial appt. they said he will only have to spend 3-4 months in it or until he grows out of it. So, we will see! Keep us and especially little Cohen in your prayers as we will all be adjusting to a hemet-wearing baby!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Noah's Party

The Birthday Boy!
Dinosaur Party!

Cubcakes by Target...yes I said Target! They were yummy!

Another view of the table...

Some of the friends there...

Noah is 3! And is not a big fan of cupcakes...not sure why!

With his best bud, Savannah!

Bounce House!

The End!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Here is a video of Noah singing his turkey song!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Noah is 3!

Happy Birthday BIG Boy!

Sorry this is late but, our Internet hasn't been working {shocking} and is now back on!!! More pictures to come! Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

5 Months!

Here's Biggins (his new nickname) at 5 months!

At 4 1/2 months he weighed 17 lbs 10 oz and was 27 1/2 in tall! He is one BIG boy! More to come later!

Monday, November 2, 2009

5 Months in 5 Days


Let's face it. Halloween is NOT Noah's holiday. He is NOT a fan of people wearing masks, walking up to stranger's doors, and even doesn't care for candy all that much. He DID love dressing up, our preschool carnival, and getting to play with his cousins, though! Anyways, This year Noah, Cohen and the cousins dressed in western/Toy Story themed costumes. But, lets start with a couple pictures from the carnival.

Here is a picture of Woody with Minnie Mouse (Savannah).

Woody and Jessie (Rylie)

and here are all the cousins plus the return of Buzz Lightyear (Chester) before going Trick or Treating...

Woody and his horse...

Hope everyone had a fun-filled Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2009

OU/TX weekend

First of all, let me say that we had a great weekend spending time with family! James and Kami came in from Nashville and spent the weekend with us as well as Aaron's parents and brother Jared. On Friday night, Aaron grilled out bacon-wrapped shrimp and chicken...yumm. Then, Saturday we got up eaaarrrlllyyyy to head out to the Cotton Bowl. Mimi and Pawpaw gave us their tickets to the game (thanks!) and stayed with the boys so we could all go to the game!
Sooner fans only!
We got there early enough to see the players come in the bus. We saw Stoops and Bradford up-close which was pretty exciting...so exciting that I didn't think to take any pictures. Then we headed over to Game Day and then into the Cotton Bowl.
Thoughts on the game...
Ugghhh... another loss. 3 to be exact. I guess that is what happens when you don't play scrub non-conference teams and lose your Heisman quarterback. Back to the game...Our defense played awesome the first half! I was kind of shocked. Almost as shocked at how poor Texas, or should I say Colt, played. When Sam went out, Aaron and I looked at each other and knew this game was probably over! At the end, Texas pretty much handed the game over to us and even then our mediocre back-up quarterback couldn't win it for us. If only Sam could have played that game.
Alright, I'm over it!
We spent the rest of Saturday resting up. Sunday was spent worshipping and then lunch with my family. This morning the Yasko's left and I have spent today doing my usual Monday-laundry, cleaning, catching up on shows, etc. Anyways, I can't believe how fast this fall is moving right along! Halloween is in less than two weeks, and before you know it my baby will be turning 3! Okay, he isn't my baby anymore, but as long as he is wearing diapers I can call him that right?! Yes, he still wears diapers...I can spend a whole 'nother blog on that subject. Anyways, enjoy your fall, because it will be Christmas before we know it!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fair Day 09

Here is the pictures from our fair day a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE the fair and so do the kiddos!

Didn't get a picture of Cohen, but he enjoyed the fair too! Can't wait till next year. OU/TX post to follow!

Friday, October 9, 2009

4 Months!

Cohen is getting so big, as you can see! He just found his feet a couple days ago and is rolling to his side, but as yet to roll over. He also has a big lump on his bottom gums, and it looks like he is working on two teeth! We go to the Dr. next week, so I don't know his weight and height. I am assuming we will start cereal next week. He loves for Noah to talk to him and is constantly smiling and laughing! He had his first visit to the Sate Fair on Wednesday. Stay tuned for some pics! Happy Friday!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

First, I just had to get a picture of the two boys in their matching jammies from Mimi. Is is obvious that they are watching Curious George? Noah already has Cohen hooked! ;)

With the cousins at the Rockwall Pumpkin Patch...

Another picture!

Well, hopefully the rain will stay away on Wednesday, because we are planning on going to the fair that day. We will see! Even with the rain the cooler weather has been so nice! Happy Fall!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Just thought I would share these pictures from today. Today at Preschool was Cowboy/Cowgirl Day since we are studying the letter "C" this week. Here is a picture of me with my two little cowboys. Didn't get one with both, but oh well! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Better the blog than the kids, right?

We have been so busy hence why haven't heard from me and awhile. It actually kind of feels nice to neglect the blog sometimes...you should try it ;)

Let's see...where should I begin? Almost two weeks ago we ventured to Lake Texoma to spend a long weekend with Aaron's family. We had a lot of fun and Noah even got to spend two extra days with his Mimi and Pawpaw. While it did rain the WHOLE time, we still had a good time.

Here is Noah on the way...he was so excited to try out his goggles...too bad he didn't!

Cohen visiting with Poppie

4 generations of Ellis'

Swimming in the bathtub! Noah thoroughly enjoyed this!

Here is Noah helping Mimi make a cake!

And then finally it stopped raining (still no sun) so, he could go feed the ducks!

This past weekend Aaron took Noah to the OU game! This was his second game to go to and he did great! Aaron had a lot of fun too! Here is Noah all ready for the game!

Daddy and Noah

He loved the "big boys", band, and Sooner Schooner!

Two cute Sooner fans!

And while they were gone I got to hang out with this little (or should i say big) guy!

Cohen is growing so much and is SO happy! We love that about him! How are we blessed with two happy, healthy boys? God is good!