How it all went down when Elliot was born! notes from May 10th, 2019

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Today is Friday May 10. It is 6:11 in the morning. Strange morning for sure. Evan is at Connors house, Sophie is at Teo’s house, and Max is still sleeping upstairs. Jessie is sitting next to me and i am trying to get as much on paper as I can, before the day starts. Let’s […]

notes from Ellie at 1 week old

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Yesterday Ellie turned one week. She has been at home 3 full days now and is settling in so well. Last night she slept from 11:30 to 4:30. Ideal for daddies schedules. Daddyo fed at 11 and daddy fed at 4:45. Evan Sophie and Max are all doting siblings. Evan walked her to the park […]

notes from May 19, 2019

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Ellie is 13 days old now! The whole family is doing great. Ellie is a sweet baby, cries very little, and is a great eater! We are all bonding with her more every day, and she is becoming part of the family ..like we had always planned her. This time is definitely different than with […]

notes from Aug 22, 2019

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Ellie slept from 8:30 to 4:00AM last night. This is her longest stretch yet. She has rolled over twice. (see video). Evan, Sophie and Max went back to school August 8th. We are all just getting in the swing of things. Evan is playing volleyball and Daddyo is coaching. Sophie and Max are running CC.

notes from Aug 26, 2019 Rattle Success

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Today Ellie made huge improvement today with her hands! Holding the rattle, and bringing it to her mouth! Both for the first time.

notes from November 30 2019

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Thanksgiving on Thursday with Nana, Poppy, Lola and Lolo. Today is Saturday. Got our two Christmas trees.. one for kids in Foyer and one for dads in the living room. Ellie’s first tooth ( bottom right) broke through today too! Ellie is very close to crawling, kids are hoping she dies before Christmas.

Early February 2020 – Ellie at 9 months

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Big changes over the last week! Right at nine months Ellie started to really crawl. In a matter of 3 days she went from almost crawling to crawling all over the place, and rather quickly too! She is also standing up all the time, and crusing around her play area, or ottoman. Also on February […]

notes from March 5

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Elliott turns 10 months tomorrow! Best news today is that we got notified that her adoption will be finalized on April 7th. Our new (January) social worker, Paula Kang, came up last week for her visit and told us she could get a date soon! Faster than we thought, we are all very excited. Ellie […]

Lock down – End of march sometime

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Covid 19 life started for us on Friday March 13. After school got out we realized that it was time we sheltered in place. We new it was coming soon by order, but got a jump on things by shopping and eating lunch at C Knight one last time with Ellie while kids were in […]

“Say Please”!

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Another post about Ellie. Yes, the other three kids exist, but as tweens and teens, their changes are harder to identify and track. Ellie is talking more and more every day. She will try to say most any word, sometimes it comes out sort of correct. She is also starting to put thoughts together. Like […]