Thursday, February 25, 2010

Back to the girlies

Well, I guess you have seen enough of my house. And are some of you still wondering what BAH means? If so, check the comments, Kim cleared that up for you.

So, let's take a look at a few average days around the Groves house the past few days. Gabbi Girl is getting big! She looks so cute, to me, in a ponytail.
The problem is, she won't wear her ponytail for more than about 5 minutes. She pulls that sucker out lickety split. But for those five minutes, she is precious! Oh, who am I kidding, she is always precious!

Ellie rarely lets me help her look cute anymore. She is all about dressing herself. This shirt, which I think is an 18 month PJ top, should be going to Gabbi. But, Ellie screams "That's mine!!!" when she sees Gabbi in a hand-me-down lately.
Ellie put this whole outfit together alone. I know that shocks you!
Those may actually be 12 month pants! Hotsy Totsy!

I think I have mentioned this, but when someone meets Ellie in person, they are always surprised at how small she is. I think, because she always looks bigger than Gabbi, it is assumed she is "big". She is not. She is a shrimp! She is about 2" shorter than Maddi, who is actually younger than her. And Gabbi Girl is already in 24 month clothes. Ellie is still 2T. So, her little sister is a year younger than her and is catching up with her quickly!
And like clockwork, she always remembers her "bow". Now, it is usually just smack on the top of her head. But still...
Gabbi's pants are actually 24 months, and they look like hot pants!
What can I say about it? Baby got BACK!
And baby also LOVES to wear boots!
Have I mentioned her new words lately?
Dora, Boots, Backpack, NO!, Earl, Ba"nana", "mnmnmnmnms", down, up, "dink", "side", and she is very, very good at "MA-MA!!"

Mo

28 comments:

Kim said...

A*DORA*BLE!!! Look at Gabbi Girl go with that cutest pony, golf club and car keys in tow....she is ready!! I cannot believe how long Ellie's hair is getting....it took her some time to grow some, but once it started it sure made up for lost time!!

BLESSED....Mo and Todd ~ you are truly BLESSED!!!!

Monica said...

That pony tail on Gabbi is almost too cute!! You did definitely hit the adoption lottery, those girls are beautiful and a joy to watch grow up (even just via internet) thanks for sharing them with all of us.

Kristin said...

Love love love the ponytail on GG! I always wanted a dark haired little girl. I love my blondies, but there is something so beautiful about dark hair.

Ellie as usual cracks me up. Love the independence that comes with being 2.

tricia said...

Can you say PRECIOUS! That's what those two girls are!

Mindy said...

LOVE Hotsy Totsy and LOVE Gabbi's ponytail!!!

I do think you need a boy.......I'll be on the look out!!!

Amy said...

Sweet! I love GG's ponytail, but it makes her look a little girl instead of your little babe!
Ellie the girly-girl cracks me up.
Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

I love that ponytail and those boots! It is so cute. Ellie is always styling. Maybe she'll be a fashion designer! They are so precious.

Sandy said...

Oh Mo the big girl babies are simply beautiful. I love your BAH too. Can't wait to see finished pictures. Thank you again for sharing your childrens life with the world. I truly get my kick looking at your blog.

Amy said...

So cute Mo!! I love Ellie's outfit and GG looks so sweet with the pony tail!!

Sharidrew said...

Thanks for sharing your guls with us! I love house pictures and I don't get bored with anything you put on your blog! You're just so interesting and funny. Anyway, have a great weekend!

Hugs from Missouri
Shari

I think you need a boy too. :)

SaraG said...

the girls are just adorable! It has been great seeing them grow up on your blog!
Your new house is just amazing!!
Loved the tour!
Take care

Martha from NC said...

GG's pony tail is just too stinkin' cute. And Ellie's fashion sense is really right on target. Hey, she's has the right to choose her own wardrobe in whatever color pallete she wants!! She's what you call "a free spirit."
Thanks for sharing the girlies with us. They just make me smile every day!! Have an awesome weekend.

randdmom said...

Just caught up on the second and third installments of the BAH tour. I cannot say enough how much I love your house. The views, the brick, stone and wood accents everywhere! Just gorgeous! And now the girls - to precious!!! GG's ponytail is just too cute! Ellie is the fashion queen for sure! Holy Exclamation Points, Batman! Can you tell I got a little excited reading this morning?? Thanks for the glimpse into your life!

Chasity said...

Your babies are just beautiful!!

Mackenzie Holley said...

Gabbi Girl is getting so big!

Diana said...

Hi Mo ~ How cute are your girlies - too cute!!! Your right, Gabbi looks darling in a pony tail - perhaps with time..... And Ellie with her bows in her hair - she has that down for sure. Love seeing their pictures and the BAH too. Have a great weekend, Diana from Colorado

Debbie said...

Hi Mo
I just looked at the clock and it was 11:11. It made me think of Little Jake. Thanks for letting us watch your girls. Your house is going to be wonderful.

Kellye Hoogland said...

Melanie, Your gilrs are so cutalicious!!!! I really wish that I could teach Ellie in Kindergarten! Maybe you need to let me home school her! Just kidding! I am soo excited about winning the necklace! Everyone at school can not wait to see it! I want one of those silk ties with charms. I wear all colors except yellow and orange. I love crosses and fleur de lis. Does that give you enough to create something? If not just email me at hoogland@opsb.net or kshoogland@comcast.net or text me at 614-3617. Thanks again! I love reading your blog everyday. i can not wait to see your house in person. Sign me up for wone of the retreats! I am ready!!!

Theresa Shirley said...

Love seeing pics of the girlies, and love seeing pics of the BAH!! What do the girls think of the house? Obviously, Ellie has decided that she doesn't want her room to be pink, but is she excited that she will have a new house next to Maddie? I really really really want to come to a retreat!!!

Raylee & Joah's Mommy said...

I'm loving the orange shoes on the wrong feet on Ellie! Gabbie's ponytail is adorable!

Beth E. said...

Such sweet pics of the girls. Thanks for sharing them. They brought a much-needed smile to my face today.

Renee said...

Precious! I'm thinking Ellie may have a future in fashion!

Jennifer said...

so so cute!

kendra said...

oh my gosh. can me and the boys live in the bah with you, just saying. Can your girls even get any cuter. You are sooooo blessed, as am I.

Sue said...

Ok, so I did a double take....at first glance I thought you had installed a pole in your kitchen...upon closer inspection I realized it was a golf club!!

Jen said...

Too cute! Loved the photos. Ellie's outfits always crack me up. Come on. You know you really wish that as adults we felt free enough to occasionally dress like we were her age and just starting to dress ourselves. :)

kimybeee said...

I love the pics of the girlies that show their little personalities. My daughter that is now 16 used to look like a little bag lady when she was a toddler. She dressed herself and usually had a hat or something else on her head and a bag full of goodies. She even dressed her little brother in her princess dresses! Enjoy your little sweeties and their funny habits, cause before you know it you will be buying them cell phones and cars instead of bracelets and hairbows!

Mama J said...

Watching you with your family - especially the girls is better than any movie. I love the expressions on their faces and their little personalities. All children should be so blessed. I haven't posted much..ok..hardly at all, but I don't miss a morning reading about your fam. It is hard to start your morning in a bad mood when you see your babies. I Love Your new home and can't wait to walk thru another new beginning with all of you. WOW...Oscar winner!