Monday, April 11, 2011


Ellie has been smiling and cooing for well over a week now, but I've yet to capture the big open mouth smile. Here are a few of her half smiles.

Sunday at one of the many parks in Ames. We went through the McDonald's drive thru to get some lunch for a picnic. As soon as I paid at the window Whitney was asking for french fries. Kids have a good memory, because we maybe get fast food like once a month. When we left the house it was just breezy and by the time we got to the park the wind was blowing through like a tornado. Not too much fun for Ellie so it was a short outing. I was trying to protect Ellie behind an umbrella and I had the blanket half draped over a picnic bench.


  1. yay for smiles! I am still trying to get a good one.

  2. The picture with the umbrella makes it looks like she is bench pressing! Come on Ellie...2 more REPs!