Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.

-Mildred B. Vermont-

Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Elliana (and all of the Tozzi's) had an amazing Christmas. It was so wonderful to see Ellie's little face light up.
Elliana LOVED her Cozy Coupe from Santa. As soon as she came down stairs she ran right for it and jumped in. She refused to even leave her car for breakfast. Ellie spent over an hour in her new car. She wouldn't even open the rest of her presents because she was too in love with the car.
Should we consider this drinking and driving?
In the afternoon we spent time at Grandma and Grandpa's. Ellie ignored most of the toys and presents in favor of her favorite past-time -- tearing apart Grandma's Lazy Susan.
She did like her new rocking horse from Uncle Geoff.
And the day wore her out. She crashed on the way home, holding Julius and Grinch.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve!
Today we celebrated Christmas with the Tozzi clan. Ellie loved opening presents at Grandpa's and spending time with her Grandpa.
Mommy was glad to spend some time with her baby.
Elliana left a plate of cookies and milk for Santa (and of course some carrots for Rudolph).
Then Ellie decided to eat Rudolph's carrots.
Hopefully Santa will make a visit tonight. Only he knows if Elliana has been naughty or nice! We will see in the morning what the verdict is!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our Family -- Elf'ed

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We took Elliana to see Santa. She wasn't exactly thrilled with the whole thing. She did not like one bit of seeing Santa or sitting on his lap.
Looking beautiful in her Christmas dress before we left the house
With Santa - or trying to escape from him!


Elliana decided to re-organize our DVD' her own special way! Busted by mommy!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Princess

Elliana's first time playing in the snow. It took 10 minutes to bundle her up for about a minute of play. Mommy isn't too sure Ellie actually enjoyed the snow.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cooking Dinner

Elliana decided that she would cook dinner tonight. Actually, she decided to grill. She made hamburgers. Yummy! She's such a great cook!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Pictures 2010

Here is just a preview of our family Christmas pictures this year. Check your mailboxes soon for more great shots!
Family shots (including Julius)...
EllianaCookies and milk for Santa

More teeth!

Teeth 6 and 7 appeared today! Finally making some progress!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Tooth!!

Finally...a new tooth!! Tooth #5 broke through today. Hopefully Elliana will be able to chew more food soon (though she does pretty good for as few teeth as she has).

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Happy Birthday Grandpa!
Everyone enjoyed a nice family dinner to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. Elliana was so sweet - she fed Grandpa cucumbers with ranch dressing...
Then cleaned his face with a wipe when he was done eating.
We hope you had a great birthday Grandpa!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We had another wonderful Thanksgiving with family. Mommy had to work Wednesday night, so she spent the day sleeping. Ellie and daddy spent the morning with Grandpa Frank. Elliana loved watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and eating turkey. We all met at Grandma and Grandpa's for a yummy turkey dinner, which Elliana devoured! This year Ellie decided that everyone is thankful for her (it's true).
She enjoyed looking at some of the Black Friday ads with Grandma.
Grandpa and Ellie "shared" a cup of coffee after dinner. Yes, she actually likes coffee, but mommy and daddy won't let her have it!
Elliana loved seeing her "dog-dog" Benny again. They had a ton of fun playing!
Finally, what mommy and daddy are thankful for this year - our family.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mommy's Little Helper, Part 6

Sitting in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon while mommy cooked dinner.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Fun

Playing in the leaves is so much fun! Ellie had a great time this afternoon playing in the leaves with her friends, Carter and Avery. They loved destroying the big pile of leaves!

Fort Liberty Playland

Today was a beautiful Indian summer day. Mommy and Elliana took full advantage and enjoyed an afternoon at Fort Liberty Playland. We had a great time! Ellie loved swinging...
Making friends with another little girl...
And playing.
It was a great fall day spent playing outside. Hopefully we will have a few more nice days before winter sets in!

Mommy's Little Helper, Part 5

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Goin' Bananas!

Elliana loves to share a banana with daddy for breakfast. It is one of her favorite fruits!