Monday, July 12, 2010

My baby is THREE!

So many of you have been with my family since the whole saga started. You were there when this little dumpling of a baby was handed to us in 2007. A day we will never ever forget. The day we got the blessing of our sweet Ellie.
And today... she is THREE!
She is the apple of my eye. I absolutely love it when people tell me how much we are alike. I take it as a true compliment!
She is intense and quite dramatic.
Spunky and very independent!
Throw in a little mischievious too! We never know what to expect with Ellie!
She is flamboyant and keeps us in stitches.
She comes around the corner with a surprise a minute!
And keeps us rolling with laughter.
Sometimes it's not so "funny" at the time, but I know we are making memories that we will come to howl at some day!
She is loving and openly tells you how much she loves you.
Always up for an adventure and to entertain!
She wants to include others in her adventures too. She loves her sister, her dog, and her cousin, Maddi.
Sometimes, she is downright SWEET.
and sometimes she is a devil. (pic taken after throwing Maddi's acorn in the river!)
But either way, she makes our life much more exciting and full!
We can't wait to see what her little life has in store.
And we will never EVER take for granted the GIFT that we were given with this special child.
I could not have hand picked a more perfect kid for this "special family".
She likes to be "on the go", just like her mom.
and shows so much gusto in even little things. (dad's surprise with the flip flops)
She likes to make the mundane extraordinary.
And what can I say... she is quite EXTRAORDINARY herself.
Ellie Sue. You are our sunshine! We are so happy to be your mom and dad! Keep on surprising us, baby.
Mom

50 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh wow wee... 3!!!
Happy 3rd Birthday little Miss Ellie Sue!
I can't wait to see what you have picked out for your party. I know it will be awesome...just like you!

It's hard to believe I've been 'following' yal so long.

Amy said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Ellie Sue!! Thank you for making my days a little brighter. I can't wait to see what you do next!!

Cherry said...

Happy Birthday Ellie Sue! From Cherry Sue....

SaraG said...

HAPPY 3rd Birthday Miss Ellie!!!
Hope you have a day as AWESOME as you are!!!

Sharidrew said...

Happy Birthday Ellie Sue!! I know it will be as special as you are! I can't wait to see pictures of your party!!

Hugs from Missouri,
Shari

Georgia said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!! Hope you have a wonderful day, filled with love and laughter!!!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!! Mo keep enjoying your time with her. She is growing up soo fast! Just precious.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday, Ellie!!

Shannon said...

Happy Happy Birthday Ellie Sue!!

I'm sure you're going to have a GREAT party!!!

tricia said...

Happy Birthday Ellie;what a treasure!

Beth E. said...

Happy birthday, Ellie Sue! Your pics and shenanigans bring so much joy to those of us in blog land. I hope you have a blast on this special day!

c.holley said...
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c.holley said...

Happy 3rd birthday Ellie!!! You ARE extraordinary and I know you have an extraordinary party coming up!! ;) ;)
<3 Courtlyn

Melanie Christian said...

Happy Birthday, Ellie! You're such a beautiful girl! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Renee said...

Happy Birthday Ellie Sue! Looking forward to all the things you and Gabbi Girl get yourselves into.

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Ellie! You keep me laughing too. I love seeing your pictures and hearing what you're up to every day! You make my heart smile with every picture and story. I can't wait to see what each day brings. I love you and would love to meet you some day! Have a great day!

sweetcorn1 said...

I've been with ya'll through Jake's journey and now with your girls. It's so hard to believe she's 3! I remember the pictures you took of her 1st trip to the pumpkin patch and she was laying across a big pumpkin in the cutest dress with a body cast on!
She's always been a trooper and so sweet & funny. I was devistated when your blog was down so I went to Jake's CB web site and left messages. I was soooo estatic when you came back and I was included! Ellie & Gabbi will have wonderful lives. How can they not being raised by you, Todd and the rest of the family.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIE SUE!
Linda C. from Kentucky

Zhohn said...

Awww, i'm tearing up! Happy Birthday Ellie. I remember reading that you had made your arrival into the world on Jake's site. You have a wonderful family. Can't wait for party pics!

Theresa Shirley said...

Happy Birthday Miss Ellie!!! It's so hard to believe she's already 3!! It's also hard to believe that I've been following ya'll for so long---probably at least 5 years (maybe more). I can't remember how long I had been reading Jake's CaringBridge site before your blog. No wonder I feel like I know you!!! I hope I am able to meet you one day--maybe an art retreat? Love your family Melanie--Thanks so much for sharing with US the tremendous love that your family enjoys!! It really does brighten my day.....

showtime said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Ellie ! You & your sister make me smile & laugh at all your little adventures.

Kenzie Holley said...

Happy 3rd birthday Miss Ellie Sue! You are such a cutie!

lanegirl71 said...

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet girl!

Christy said...

Wow, can't believe lil miss is already 3! I've been following you all since the beginning... Happy Birthday, Ellie! can't wait to see what fun things your 3rd year will bring!

Martha from NC said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ELLIE!!Hoping you have an absolutely fabulous day. I know your party will be so much fun for your family and friends. Enjoy yourself and eat lots of cake and ice cream.
Thanks Mo for sharing your sweet girls with us. I'm one who has been along for the ride since the beginning. Enjoy these times; they're precious and priceless!!

connie said...

happy birthday sweet elli sue i cant believe she is 3 wow such a sweetie pie and i love seeing all the pics of her happy 3rd birthday elli enjoy your day..
hugs and love ya

Kala said...

Happy Birthday Ellie! I've been a follower since Jake's caringbridge days. Thanks for sharing your girls. Enjoy every minute! They do grow up so fast!

Cathy said...

Awe Mo!
What an absolutely perfect post for a absolutely perfect little 3-yr-old!
So happy for y'all, and yep... she was the perfect addition!

Angie Rachels said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Ellie! Wow it's crazy how fast they are growing up, its hard to comprehend that when people just tell you.

Susan said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Ellie from Redwood City, CA

Lisa said...

Happy birthday from Birmingham (actually Hoover), Alabama!!

I can't believe we've never met, yet I've been following your blog for so many years! Thank you for sharing your family with all of us!

Hallie said...

Happy Birthday Ellie Sue! Thank you Melanie for sharing her with us. She is definitely entertaining. Maybe I will get to meet her one day. If you do a jewelry art retreat, I am definitely in.

Belinda said...

Happy Birthday to Ellie Sue! I have said from your first pictures of her when whe was born that she reminded me of Jake...and she still does...just something about that sweet smile.

Steph said...

Happy 3rd birthday Ellie Sue!!! It seems like just yesterday your Mom & Dad were telling us about your birthday!! I know that your cousin Jake is keeping an eye on you!!!!

claire said...

Happy Birthday sweet Ellie Sue! I so enjoy keeping up with your precious girls, Mel. I have been a follower since Jake's days at St. Jude, so it is hard for me to believe Ellie is already 3. Thanks for sharing your family adventures with us.

Becky said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Ellie Sue!!
Sending lots of birthday wishes, hugs & kisses from Minnesota!!

kendra said...

Wow... 3 already. I have been following since way before the girls. You are so blessed. God bless you and your sweet babies.

Ally said...

Happy Birthday Princess!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

Tammy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Ellie Sue!! Where have the years gone! Oh I know, your Mama has done a great job in sharing your adventurous life with us! Thank You!! I have enjoyed watching your little princess grow up (both of them of course) Ya'll are just as blessed as they are. I've been around since Jake! Love that little man too! Don't forget your wish Ellie, I know it'll come true! Hugs from Fort Worth!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness...what a sweet post! I can only imagine the joy that this sweet little girl brings to your life. From pictures her personality does remind me your spunkiness! I hope Ellie's 3rd Birthday is all that she ever could have imagined. You are so lucky to have her in your life and she is one lucky girl to have gotten such a fabulous family! Happy Birthday Ellie Sue!

KK said...

Happy Birthday Ellie Sue! It is such a joy to see what excitement you get into everyday. It sure keeps me laughing. Mo, you are so blessed to have Miss Ellie Sue and Gabbi. They are precious!

jneman said...

Happy Birthday Ellie! You bring a smile to my face everytime your mama writes about you. Have a wonderful celebration!

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday to such a precious little DELIGHT to so many! Can't wait to hear all about her party. I love this post, MO!

Mike and Kris said...

Wow! Happy Birthday Ellie! I cannot believe she is 3 already. She is a true blessing and I absolutely love reading about her and your entire family!

breanna said...

Isn't it crazy!! You have a 3 year old...it seems like we were just sorting her tiny baby clothes!

Amy said...

Oh Mo, looking back on all these pictures was fun! That 3 years went incredibly fast...I remember when you "introduced" her to us.

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet Ellie!

And, as a cheesehead myself, I'm super excited that you included the cheesehead picture! :)

stephleighjenkins said...

Love that Ellie Sue!!!! I remember being thrilled for ya'll when she was born. What a ride!!

Missy said...

Wow, 3 yrs already??!! I remember when you were given that sweet, baby girl...she is just precious! Happy Happy 3rd Birthday Ellie Sue!! You are just a beautiful light in this world...

charlene said...

I just know Ellie had an awesome birthday. Thank you for sharing that beautiful child with us. I absolutely loved all the pictures.

My oldest "baby" turned 18 years old on the 13th. Hang on and enjoy the ride Melanie, time sure flies!!