Monday, October 19, 2009

Newborn Pictures

We just received Ella Cate's newborn photos and I am so proud of them! It was an adventure (to say the least) to get them made! The photographer told us the session would probably take 2 hours and the longest it had ever taken was 4 hours. We broke the record for 4 hrs and 15 min! Go Ella! Ella peed and pooped on us several times and did not want to go to sleep. I know we were pushing our luck by asking our 1 week old baby to fall asleep after we stripped her naked and twisted her in all sorts of positions! I am so happy they turned out so well. You can view the rest of the pics through the link on the side. Ella is getting so big now and she looks so tiny in these pics. She now weighs 10# 14 oz. and is 7 weeks old. She's a good eater! 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

5th Annual Family Girls Retreat

Ella Cate had her 1st weekend getaway in Gatlinburg with the girls. 22 of us girls, on mom's side of the family, gathered together all weekend in a cabin in the Smokey Mountains and had the time of our life. My family is sooo wild and crazy! Every year, it gets more fun! We pick a different location each year and hang out and catch up. We were in our PJ's almost all weekend. We danced, hot tubbed, sat in massage chairs, ate, and laughed until we couldn't laugh anymore. I have to say we broke Ella in b/c if she could sleep through that loudness, then she can sleep through anything! My great grandma (Ella's great-great grandma) came too, so we had 5 generations there. That was priceless! The ages ranged from 4 weeks old to 87 years! I wouldn't trade those memories for anything. 
  Ella Cate at 1 month old
2nd cousins Bobbi & Tion dancing
Aunt Kim & mom cheering!
Me with 2nd cousin Bobbi and 1st cousin Katherine
5 generations! What a view from our balcony!