Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{weekly update} week 47

Hey there Ladies!! Its Tuesday so that means we are having another check in with my sweet baby girl, Ellie!  I just love her so much.  We had THE best week this past week as we were on Spring Break and go to spend the whole week with her to ourselves.  As she gets older she is making it harder and harder to leave and return to work after our breaks!!

Eats:We introduced quite a bit of new foods to her this week.  Oranges, bananas, yogurt, lettuce, (doritos), and then her basics that she loves.  She is becoming more interested in feeding herself but still lets us do the spoon work!!  Our attempts with the Sippy are going well for the most part.

Sleeps: pretty sure we are still in some sort of regression here.  Her schedule was a bit off this week as we had projects and things we wanted to do during our break.  She is such a trooper and has the best disposition.  She generally goes down for bed around 7:30-8:30 and then we put her in her crib (while asleep).  She is pretty good until about 3:30am when she wakes up and starts crawling/pulling up to standing in her crib.  So we bring her into bed and she is our until 6:30-7:00am.

Goes:  Girlfriend got to go to the Tulip Fields this week up in La Connor!!  It is about a 2+ hour drive and she slept the whole way up and the way back!! It was so fun to share this tradition with her!  Other places were pretty much the regular: Target, Grocery Store, Restaurants.  We also took her to the park to try out the swings for the first time and she LOVED them! I have a video of her swinging and laughing its adorable!! You can watch it on my IG account @lifeonthefarm She also got to go outside an play with our farm animals. Turns out her favorite is the mini horse!

Loves: we made a "penny toy" out of a water bottle and a handful of pennies. She loves to shake it and make noise. We did something similar with plastic Tupperware and other toys inside to make noise when she shakes them. Her activity cube is still a fave and she is discovering new parts of it! She still loves Sophie and the remote control. 

Does: She is a little dare devil, pulling up on everything and trying to climb up the tv stand, on her pink walker and anything else that might have the slightest little edge for her foot!!!  She is getting her fair share of bumps and bruises with her curiosity but seems to get over the "ouchness" rather quickly (of course a shoulder ride will always bring smiles and giggles!).  She is a crawling maniac and also likes to watch TV, I only let her watch PBS Kids (Arthur), cooking shows, 19 Kids and Counting, and The Little Couple as of right now.   Other shows are on just for some background noise!!  I think I see another tooth coming in as well so hopefully she will get a few more!!

Mama: I am just loving this stage and age right now!! She is so much fun and making it harder for me to go to work these days!! (I am taking donations so we can afford for me to be a SAHM!!) I had a great time during Spring Break to get things crossed off my to do list and to get some think time in as I spent hours weeding our gardens!!  I have been taking a new medication for the past few weeks to help with my migraines along with some Magnesium and I can tell that my anxiety levels are already starting to decrease!!  I am looking forward to hopefully get these darn headaches under control so I don't miss out on any more time with my sweet little girl!!

Dear Ellie Faith, I love you so much.  Everyday just keeps getting better and better. Your sweet little personality is beginning to shine and I love how you are so interactive, smart, kind, and hilarious.  Thank you for all the special moments you have been giving me and for making me a Mama!! I love you!!

♥ Ashley


  1. I love these post! You can upload them to Snapfish and make a beautiful book one day too. Such an awesome keepsake your have made!!

  2. Sounds like you both are doing so well ! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love the pic of u guys on the swing!!! :)


  4. Love that spring flower romper she has -- great colors on her! I hope she gets out of that sleep regression quickly!


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