The Williams Family

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Gosh, we have so much to be thankful for this year! God has blessed us so richly. :-) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Our two little turkeys...

This is Anna's - "mom, seriously, enough camera" face...

This is the 2nd year my parents have opened their home to Officer Trainees on Thanksgiving...we enjoyed Chris and Joel so much this year!

Anna enjoyed a delish dinner of cereal and apples for Thanksgiving...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sitting Up!

I love a sitting baby...they're sitting up, which is adorable, they can't get away from me, and they like to smile. Perfect!

Breathing Treatments and Cereal...

Anna had cereal for the first time the other night...she wasn't quite too sure what to think about it. I should think that once we get into a little bit more tasty foods, she'll enjoy it more...

Ella's been spending a lot of time doing this lately, but it really seems to be helping!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009


It's been kind of crazy around our house lately...I've been up to my eyeballs in sessions and proofing and Keith has been just as busy with work at Frazer. So, not too much time for personal photo taking. I did however snap this cutie of the girls the other day.

We spent two hours at the doctors office this morning because Ella has a constant re-occurring cough. We also went because Anna-Bear only weighs 13lbs. 12oz. at almost 6 months which was a concern to me (to compare, Ella was 15lbs. 15oz.). Result of the doctor's visit - Ella has asthma and is now going to be doing breathing treatments and inhalers on a daily basis. Hopefully this will cure that cough and get her back to normal. All the tests they did on Anna were perfect, so it appears she is just a tiny little girl. She's meeting all of her milestones on time or a little bit early, so nothing to worry about there. We did leave with some acid reflux medicine to test out and see if that helps anything. So, anyways, hopefully we're going to back to normal soon! A couple more weeks of busy holiday season for me and then I should be back to posting more family pictures. :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Growing up...

Oh how I love my big girl Ella...she has been such a joy the past few helpful and sweet. I could just eat her up. :-)

Quick Snaps

Anna is just about sitting! I took these the other day and she was just doing a good job of "tripoding" but in the past two days or so she's really gotten better with her balance. I'm happy for her...I'm sure it gets old just laying on your back or belly all the time!

The girls enjoying some cartoons the other morning...

I just snapped this picture to remember how much Anna loves to lay on her changing table and look at this little mobile...

Photo project #2: Black and White 8x8s in plate racks of Ella helping in the up...the dining room!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I've made a goal for myself to actually have prints made of my photos and to display them all over my home. It's ridiculous how few photographs I have on my walls and how many I have on my hard drive that I absolutely love. So, I'm going to start at one end of my house and work my way through. First up...the laundry room. I love the look of unframed prints, leaning against the wall. I had this image of Anna put on a standout mount to make it a little more substantial. Love it! Probably need to update my shelf now considering it looks slightly (ok, a lot) outdated. ;-)

A couple of pictures...

Ella is so particular with her toys...she likes to have them just right. She gets that honest from both me and Keith!

Since the leaves are falling off the trees in our front yard, some light is finally coming into Anna's nursery. Love it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Anna is 5 months!

No, unfortunately time has not stopped around here. Anna did turn 5 months I just forgot to blog her new monthly picture. :-) She has had an extremely busy month! She started rolling over both ways, grabbing and playing with toys, grabbing her feet and putting them in her mouth, and just generally being cute! She loves her exersaucer and jumperoo and she enjoys time in her bumbo too. Not too big of a fan of the swing or bouncey seat anymore but does occasionally take a snooze in the swing if she doesn't need a good long nap in her crib. Anna sleeps about 12 hours at night occasionally waking for her paci. She's a sweet little girl, but boy does she have a temper and if she's mad about something she will let you know! I wonder where she gets that from?? ahem, Keith! ;-) She's still a breastfed baby and we're looking forward to starting solids at the end of this month. She's just a little thing, I think in the 10-25th percentile and is wearing size 2 diapers and 3-6m clothes. She is such a joy and we are just so in love with her!

Halloween with Aunt Kelli = FUN!

My dear friend and Ella's godmother Kelli came into town on Friday for a quick weekend goodness we had a great time! Ella enjoyed her time with her so much and was oh so sad when we had to leave her at the airport. Kelli - thank you so much for coming! Can't wait to see you again soon! :-)

Kelli is one of the sweetest girls I know and is so beautiful too!

Saturday night we got the kids all dressed up and headed to Frazer's Fall Festival which was great this year! My mom and dad had a big hand in getting it all organized and set up so thank you mom and dad!

Ella with Buzz Lightyear (Grey)

Playing some games...

A little later we headed into Wesley Hall for a puppet show. To say Ella loved it would be a HUGE understatement. She stood up in her chair and sang every single word and did all the hand motions to all the songs they sang. It was precious! The lighting was horrible for this picture, but I just couldn't pass up this sweet moment of Ella standing in her chair singing doing hand motions.

Getting ready for the costume parade...of course I didn't get any good pictures of them on stage...

Ella and her school buddy Carsyn...