Friday, March 8, 2013

Blast From the Past: Part 1

Hey everybody, this is Jessi.  Mel and Ellie headed out this morning on a weekend road trip, so I'm taking over the blog for the next couple of days.  Mel told me to surprise her, so she'll be reading along with all of you.  I decided to dig up some baby pictures of the girls.  Today we'll start with pics of Ellie.

This is Mel and Todd's first pic as a family of three

This picture was taken the day that Ellie came home.  How sweet is this chubby baby?!

Do any of you long time blog readers remember when Ellie had to wear a cast?  She was born with hip dysplasia (right, Mel?) and had to wear a cast for 8 weeks.  

Mel and Todd had to get really creative when it came to positioning her, like laying on the wedge to watch T.V......

....or propped up on pumpkins for her first fall photoshoot.  I just remember that cast made for some really fun diaper changes...NOT! 

It's so fun to look back at pictures of Ellie and see her personality.  Even as a teeny tiny baby, she had so much spunk! 

Here is Ellie's first bikini and check out those glasses.  Her love for accessories started at an early age! 

Ellie has always loved to entertain. 


Ok, that's all for today's post. Hope you all enjoyed this walk down memory lane (you too, Mel).    Stay tuned for tomorrow's post all about sweet baby Gabbi Girl! 



kimybeee said...

great job jessi - and yes i remembered the cast. it was the first thing i thought of when you showed baby pics. the one thing i don't remember is seeing ellie with a paci.

it seemed ellie and gg were babies and then one day they were big girls!

Zhohn said...

Oh my goodness, I remember so many of those pics!

Thanks, Jessi!

Amy K said...

Oh yes, I remember these. Such a sweetheart.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane Jessi!
Have fun Mel & Ellie.

melanie, aka Mo said...

Awww. I was laughing our loud at that crazy kid of mine! She's the smallest little dancer here, but among the biggest in spirit. Always had that!! And the look of shock on Todd the Bod's face in that first pic... Hilarious!! She was a joy then and continues to surprise us and bring us great amusement!! Thanks, Jess, for that trip down memory lane. Now let me go and make a few more with my tiny dancer!!

Mama J said...

Doesn't seem possible that Ellie was that 'still'. Her hip problem is surely cleared up or she would not be able to rock those poses! What a sweet post Jessi!

Unknown said...

Love the baby pics!! Her spirit shined even as a baby!!

Bj said...

Yes, I remember the cast...and the spunky personality!! That sweet face hasn't least, it's only gotten more beautiful! Still that same precious little soul! Thanks for the memories.....huggers, BJ

Cassie12 said...

I remember Ellie and that cast....poor little thing...but look at her now....dancing away....what a cutie she is...

Redwood City, CA

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable with a shining personality from the start - thank you Jessi!