The Williams Family

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Random Pictures

I had a bunch of pictures on my diaper bag camera that I haven't shared so this will be a long post with lots of pictures!
I go shopping with my mom and my grandmother a lot on Friday afternoons. Ella gets bored in her stroller so she often catches a ride with my grandmother...
(she's not always in a wheelchair, but we rent one for her at the mall because it's easier for her to get around)
A few weeks ago, Ella went through her drawers and found her little bikini from last summer. She insisted on putting it on over her pjs and wearing it around the house while doing chores like taking care of baby, playing dress-up, etc....
On Wednesdays we always visit daddy at work when I pick Ella up from Mother's Day Out...she loves to do "paperwork" at his desk...
On Thursday we officially started summer at our house by breaking out the baby pool and playing outside. Ella loved getting back into her playhouse and playing with all of her outdoor toys. We've been outside everyday since! (Partly because her daddy and grandfathers have been putting together her swing set, but that's another LONG post)...
Her rainbow pool that she picked out herself and talks about constantly...
When Keith and I were in B'ham for our anniversary, he found these little glasses for Ella. She loves them because they're just like mommy's!
One final picture...Ella and Keith sharing some piano two favorite people!

34 Weeks

Only 6 weeks from my due date...I can't believe it! As excited as I am to meet Anna, I really do love being pregnant so I'm trying to remember to enjoy and appreciated every day. Carrying a baby is such a miracle and a blessing! She's still pretty active...more so than I would have thought at this point. I don't see how she's got much room to move around in there!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Keith's Surprise Birthday Party!

Keith turns 30 this year and he has been talking about his 30th birthday probably since I met him 5 years ago. ;-) So I knew that I needed to do something fun for him and I probably needed to do it early if I wanted to surprise him (also because his birthday is May 21st and that's getting awfully close to my due date). So with lots and lots of help from my parents and his parents, I threw him a surprise party this past weekend. It was fantastic! He had no idea and was super surprised. I love that! We had it at Frazer in the activity center so that all of our buddies and their kids could come and have a fun time. Plus, Keith loves anything to do with sports so that's another reason we did it there. Anyways, after months of planning and Keith almost finding out about it two days prior (thanks Chris Myers!! ;-)), it all worked out wonderfully and Keith had no idea. So, now he's had his party and gotten his big present. I guess his actual birthday present in May will be a new daughter! Mom, Dad, Karen, and Kenny ~ thank you so very much for everything you did to help with the party. I certainly could not have done it without you!!
My dear friend Lori was there as a guest and also as the official photographer. As always, she took wonderful images that I will cherish forever. Thank you so much Lori!! Below are a few of my favorites and you can click on this link to see all of the pictures from that day.

4 Years

Keith and I celebrated our 4th anniversary last week on the 16th. I can't believe how quickly 4 years has gone by! We celebrated by going to Birmingham on Friday and spending the afternoon shopping by ourselves (no Ella) and then finishing off with a dinner at P.F. Changs (our fave) and ice cream from Ben and Jerry's. It was wonderful! I love you Keith and thank you for the most wonderful 4 years!!! :-)
Since we've been married I decided to start a tradition of taking a photograph of our family on each anniversary just to see how we grow and change.

4 Years (33 Weeks pregnant with Anna...Ella is 23 months old)
3 Years (Ella was 10 months old)
2 Years (36 weeks pregnant with Ella)
1 Year (in Sedona, AZ)
On our wedding day

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Easter Afternoon in the Country

After lunch and Ella's nap, we headed out to Slapout to visit with Keith's parents. They had all kinds of cool toys to play with out there including a little train pulled by a Gator and another egg hunt. Ella had a ton of fun and was totally worn out by the time we left to head home.
The train they had was so cool. Ella liked riding it the first time, but was too distracted by everything else to get back on later. I enjoyed riding it too!

Ella's Pawpaw did a really good job of hiding eggs...she had to really search for them!
Ella found the Golden Egg!

My parents headed out there with us as well to spend some time visiting with Keith's parents...
Loving the bubbles!

Yes, that's me - 7 months pregnant on a 4-wheeler. Not something you would normally see me do, but it made my hubby happy. :-)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter Morning

I'm trying my hardest to get caught up on editing pictures and posting! Here's the pictures from our Easter morning with my parents. Since Keith worked all morning at church, I went with my parents and grandmother. Afterwards we headed back to their house and met up with Keith for an egg hunt and Easter lunch which was delish! Check back tomorrow for more pictures of our Easter afternoon in the country at Keith's parent's house.
Our Easter cross in our front yard...Ella was fascinated by it!
I made the dessert for lunch..."pink" velvet cake with a little birdy nest on top!

Beginning the egg hunt...Ella was thought it was GREAT!

The paparazzi in the bushes...
Oooh! You mean there's jelly beans in these eggs!?!?

Giving daddy a quick high five during the hunt...
Look at all those birdy eggs!
Ella kept tripping over her dress so we tucked it into her diaper those ruffles! :-)

33 Weeks

33 weeks...only about 6 or 7 weeks left. Wow! I had a doctor's appointment today and everything is still going really well. I was concerned that she might have flipped into a breech position because I have been feeling hiccups a little higher in my belly. But my doctor gave me a quick ultrasound today just to verify that she's still head down and she is indeed. Yippee!
Anna is now the size of a honeydew melon. She's getting pretty cramped in there!