Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy 4 Week Birthday, Ellie!

(written on Tuesday, July 21st)

We can't believe Ellie is 4 weeks old - mainly because she is still so tiny!  We think she is already starting to look older.  She has had 2 successful sink-baths in her short little life, and has proven to be an excellent sleeper and nurser - like clockwork, she eats every 4 hours and sleeps most of the time in between.  (Love this girl.)  

We've kept sweet Ellie very busy since she entered into our world - she has visited the Lisle hot air balloon festival, the Morton Arboretum, Wheaton Bible Church, Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Kelley Park, Chili's, and most importantly - the Lake House in Indiana!  :)  She is a girl on the move.

Ellie enjoys a moment on the glider with her new friend, Hoppy.
"My, you're big!"

"I'm really enjoying all of this attention - you can bathe me and take my picture any day if it means you'll fuss over me for one whole hour!"

We are so thankful that God chose us to be Ellie's parents.  The grace he has poured out on us in the gift of Ellie's health is overwhelming to us - it was not promised or expected.  We feel so blessed by this little girl and can't wait to watch her grow!  Thanks for praying for her and for us.


Becki said...

Ash, Ellie could not be cuter!! She is so teeny....I can't wait to hold her this weekend!!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh, she is a DOLL! I love pictures beside stuffed animals. I took one every year on my children's birthdays beside their teddy bears. So amazing to see the differences...

We're in Chicagoland, too! Congrats on the new baby.

The Larsons said...

Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on her! She is a beauty. Love reading your thoughts; thank you for your transparency.



Christine said...

Ellie is SO ridiculously cute! I am dying to meet her!

Jennifer said...

Rob & Ashley,
Ellie is SO beautiful!!! I love the second picture of her. You can already tell that this little girl has got personality! How cute is that face -- I mean, really?!! You two are SO blessed!