Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ellie as Art

Our good friend Mike Daines made this, featuring Ellie as Pubert as the centerpiece of his work that he culled from his Google Reader today.
Very cool!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Congrats Brooke!

It's official! Our good friend Brooke Daines just got hired to do graphic design for General Motors. So get ready--GM stuff is going to look a heck of a lot cooler!

Dinner with the Horspools

We were invited over to Bryan and Jamie Horspool's on Sunday night for dinner and we spent time with them and their two adorable little girls, Grace and Reagan. Dinner was delicious, and we ended the night playing their new Wii. But here is little Gracie with Ellie, and this picture was too adorable to not post.

Trunk-or-Treat with the Elms/Addams

On Saturday, we all headed up to the church building for a Tri-Ward Trunk-or-Treat activity. Even though we didn't go for long, or even for candy, we were excited to get all dressed up for Ellie's first Halloween. We kicked around a few ideas, but we ended up going as the Addams Family--with Andrew as Gomez, Shawna as Morticia, and Ellie as Pubert (for those unfamiliar with Pubert--shame on you--check out "Addams Family Values" again). Duh-duh-duh-duhn *snap* *snap*!

The Family Addams

Momma Morticia and Baby Pubert

Baby Ellie!

Rockin' the 'stache!

Daddy Gomez and Pubert

Daddy-daughter in Mustache unity

Ellie goes to her first birthday party

This past Saturday, October 27, Ellie went to her first birthday party, that of her little friend, Gavin Jones. Here is the pic of Jones family. Happy Birthday Gavin!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Pretty N' Pink

Ellie took her first trip to Bakersfield and had so much fun visiting her grandparents and great-grandparents! Grammy Liz gave her this adorable pink polka dot dress.
We just love the fun hair piece!

Shawna and the babe are about to get out of the house!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Cutest Pictures EVER

'Nuff said.

Fweet PJs

We received the cutest little footsie PJs from the Thawleys, a family in Shawna's childhood ward back in Lodi. Look at the pics!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Elizabeth Ryan meets Ryan

Ryan Partnoff, DDS, is a good friend and former classmate of Andrew's. It was he, while at school, who jokingly suggested that we should name our baby after him. Upon relating this to Shawna, Andrew was surprised to find that Shawna actually really liked the suggestion; she thought Ryan would be a cute name for a little girl. But we decided that it would serve better as a middle name, which is where "Ryan" came from.
So today for the USC game, Ryan Partnoff came over and met Elizabeth for the first time. Here they are together--little Ellie and her middle namesake.
Oh! And look at Ellie's fweet little dress, courtesy of Grammy Liz!

Animated Ellie

If this were a flipbook, it'd be quite the movie.

What To Wear: Baby Ellie with the Horspools

Our good friends the Horspools (Andrew and Bryan were virtually roommates in DT at BYU) gave little Ellie the cutest gifts! Yesterday she got all dressed up in her new duds and was quite the fashion plate. Here are pics!

Pretty in Purple

So the other night, Mommy and Daddy found this cute little cable knit dress for Ellie. Here she is, modeling it for all to see!

So cute!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Ellie in her Sweatsuit

(Those who are observant will notice some fresh spit-up on her left leg)

Grammy Liz and Papa Bill visit for Conference

So we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Grammy Liz and Papa Bill this Conference weekend. Fun was had by all, and as usual, they came bearing gifts. Grammy Liz made Ellie little bows for her hair, so here are some pics!

We just thought these were cute PJs

So here they are.