Thursday, December 30, 2010

'Tis the Season

Monday, November 29, 2010

Noah's Birthday Celebration

It all started the Thursday before his Birthday at preschool.  Here he is in chapel, getting a Birthday sticker and prize.

Here is Noah saying a very sweet prayer during chapel...

Here is Savannah, Noah and Cohen at the Thanksgiving feast...

Noah posing with some of his presents at his "Buzz party!"

My BIG 4 year old!

Playing outside with some of the cute kids....Notice Noah is jumping off the end...

Opening presents...

Loved his Dinosaur from Mommy and Daddy...

Pinata time!

Monday after his Birthday we went to the zoo with my sister and Rylie for a "Birthday trip"!  Rylie also just had a Birthday!  These little cuties are too funny together!

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!  We sure did!  Can't believe it is almost December (my favorite month)!  I hope to blog real soon about Mr. Cohen...the almost 18 month old!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Can't believe Noah turned 4 yesterday!  I will post photos of his Buzz party later, but I had to share this photo from earlier today at the zoo.  Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Noah!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Noah is doing awesome in his recovery!  The first day was pretty rough (for all of us) because he fought us hard in taking his medicine and trying to walk some.  Now he takes his medicine with no fight and is taking some steps on his own.  He has a walker too that can help him get around until he use to walking with a cast.

I guess I should back up and explain why his surgery was last Thursday instead of next summer!  We scheduled an appointment early last week for a checkup.  His foot had gotten worse, and he often complained about it hurting him when he would walk for long amounts of time.  Scottish Rite had told us to contact them if it was giving him any trouble.  So, we did and had our appointment scheduled for last Wednesday.  Sure enough the surgeon told us that he would need the suregery sooner then next summer.  So, they asked us how tomorrow (Thursday) was, and said that we better schedule it quickly since around the holidays they are pretty booked.  So, we thought, why not do it Thursday, and get it over with!

We went in early Thursday morning at 5am, and he was in surgery by 9:30.  The surgery went awesome, and we were so relieved!  He will have to have his cast on for 6 weeks, but he can walk in it with a boot.  He will probably have some physical therapy after the cast is off and have to wear a brace.  The bad part is that he might have to have the surgery again.  Since he is so young, his achilles tendon will more than likely tighten back up when he has a big growth spurt.  It is very common though to have multiple achilles tendon lengthening surgeries.  Here are some pictures from the hospital:

Getting ready for surgery

He didn't have much of a clue that he was going into surgery!
Sleeping after surgery

His blue cast!

Playing with Dr. Curious George

Hanging with his cousins!

Thanks everyone for your continued prayers.  What a blessing to have such a prayerful group surrounding us during this time!  I will keep you updated on his progress, and of course, a Birthday post will be coming soon.  Not to mention, a Cohen update, since he is already 17 months...his nickname lately...Tazmanian Devil :) 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Prayers for Noah

Noah is having surgery tomorrow morning at 9 for his foot issues at Scottish Rite.  Please pray that the surgery and recovery goes smoothly, and that his Mommy and Daddy are at peace tomorrow!  Thanks blog friends!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

From Batman & Robin!

Monday, October 11, 2010


It seems like all my posts lately are catch-up posts.  Sorry for the lack of blogging!  Last week we went to the State Fair with my parents, sister and the cousins!  We had a blast of course...there's nothing like the State Fair of Texas!  We missed Daddy, though.  Hopefully, we will be returning with him soon.

In other news, Cohen finally got his first real hair cut!  He's barely recognizable to us!

I can't believe we are in the second week of October already!  It's hard to believe that BIG brother will be 4 next month!!!  Crazy!  Noah loves him some Rangers and Baseball lately. 

Oh, and please Rangers, don't let this little boy down!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A little catch-up

I finally got some pictures of the boys with their teachers.  Here they are on the second day of school!

Noah with Mrs. Wendy and at his spot at the table...

Cohen and his two teachers Mrs. Heather (who is a good friend of mine!) and Mrs. Laura...He is doing awesome in the toddler class! 

And this past weekend we headed to Norman for the OU game and also stopped by to see Chaz, Bonnie, and meet precious Dean in OKC!  We loved getting to visit with them and hold sweet Dean, who slept in our arms the entire time! 

Believe it or not this was the only shot I got of us at the game.  We were melting in the heat at this point and of course, I left my sunglasses in the car!  It was fun (and a good game!) despite baking in the sun!  Thanks to Aaron's parents who gave us the tickets and to my parent's who watched the boys so we could go! 


Man, I'm ready for fall weather!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Day of Preschool

We survived the first day!  Noah and Cohen had awesome first days and mine went pretty well too!  Can't complain!  Didn't get a picture with their teachers but I sure will tomorrow!  As you can see it is very hard to snap a picture of the boys.  But their pictures just about sums it up!  And, yes, I know, Cohen needs a first haircut.  I was practically in denial till I saw these pics!  A first day isn't complete without Noah and his best bud, Savannah, posing for the camera!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Here are some more pictures by Mckenzie from Cohen's 1 year session!

We sure are one busy crew over here!  With preschool starting on Tuesday, we are soaking up the last of our summer!  Last night was meet-the-teacher and can I just say, that I have the most adorable class ever!  I am very excited to start the school with this precious group!  Noah and Cohen lucked out with some awesome teachers and, I am excited for them as they start preschool!  They are growing up!  Oh, and who isn't excited about college football season starting?!  We will be heading to Norman next weekend (and hopefully squeeze in some time with Baby Dean!)  for the OU/Fla St. game.  Exciting times ahead for the Ellis'!

Have a good long weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010


Here's a little sneak peak at little brother's 1 year pics.  Yes, he's 14 months, but better late then never, right?  Here is one by my talented friend, Mckenzie:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


  We finally have a new computer...yippee!!!  I guess you can call this my BIG catch up post!  It sure was nice having a little break from blogging, though.  Anyways, lets go all the way back to the 4th of July.  Here are the boys in their tye dye for the fourth.  As you can see it was very hard to get a good picture of the two them.

This picture makes up for that.  Here are the cousins on the fourth.  My sister tye dyed the shirts/dresses for them.  I'm pretty sure she never wants to tye dye ever again!
Emma Kate (6), Cohen (almost 13 months here), Rylie (2 1/2), Noah (3 1/2), Madison (10)

Family Pic!

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Rangers game with my whole fam and my mom's side of the family.  Didn't get pictures of everybody, but me and Aaron snapped one.  Doesn't he look cute in his Rangers hat?!  Not used to seeing him in that!

Here is one of Noah and Rylie...they loved it!  Noah loved cheering on his favorite player, "Ian Klinsler"!
And here is BIG Noah, so proud of himself!  Why, you ask?  He is finally, totally, completely, POTTY TRAINED (translation: he is going #2 in the potty now!)!!!!!  That is why he has his BIG Buzz and Toy Story tent!  Seriously, right after he went we all got in the car and went to Walmart because we promised him those two things!  And he was so excited! (we are too if you can't tell!)

Next is Six Flags!!!  I got to go kid-less (thanks to a couple of friends!), last Friday with my mom, sister, and my two oldest nieces.  It was pretty hot but we had so much fun.  The girls even rode the Titan!  Which is so scary by the way!  Anyways, here is us sitting in the big chair.  I remember sitting in the chair when I was way younger, so we had to do it!

And, finally, here is BIG Cohen, who looks older and bigger everyday!  I can't believe he will be 14 months in a few days!  He is talking more, climbing on stuff more, more curious, more busier then ever!  But he is ever so sweet!

Anyways, that's my update!  I'm sure I will be back soon!  Because going outside is out of the's HOT!