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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ella And Her Daddy

Ella and her daddy have such a sweet bond. She literally melts his heart! I won't lie, he had a hard time when we first got her prenatal diagnosis and really wasn't sure what to expect when she was born. But sure enough, it didn't take long after her birth for him to realize that she was so easy to love and he bacame as attached to her as he is to his other two daughters. Obviously, Ella has been through a lot more that Abbey and Emma. She spent 8 days in the NICU, has had to have blood drawn regularly, had three bone marrow biopsies as well as many other follow up check-ups. He CAN NOT stand to hear her cry!! Unfortunately he works a lot of hours which include nights and weekends so he misses out on a lot of the fun things we do but I think his favorite thing to do is to just sit on the couch with her in his arms and watch TV. Sometimes she will just sit with him for an hour and he just loves it!! So here are a bunch of pictures of Ella with her daddy during the first 19 months of her life.....so sweet!!!

Moments after Ella's birth - March 2008
Moments later! - March 2008
First time feeding her - March 2008

Finally at home, sleeping on the couch - April 2008

Ella's first swim - June 2008

Hanging with daddy at a school play - June 2008

Enjoying the jacuzzi - July 2008

Watching big sissy's soccer game - October 2008

Knott's Berry Farm - December 2008

Hanging on daddy's shoulders - December 2008

Posing for Christmas photo -December 2008

Watching the Shamu show - March 2009

Eating a cookie (Not!!!) - March 2009

More sleeping on the couch - March 2009

After first bone marrow biopsy - April 2009

Their favorite pastime - May 2009

On the boat in Lake Havasu, AZ - June 2009

Another ride on daddy's shoulders - June 2009

After second bone marrow biopsy - July 2009

Hanging on a park bench - July 2009

More favorite pastime - October 2009

Having a pony ride - October 09


Heather said...

A girl and her Daddy ... there is nothing quite like that bond.LOVE all the pictures and hope to see you son!

Adrienne said...

Yes the daddy /daughter bond is just so sweet. These pis are so cute with the two of them!!

Lacey said...

Too cute. I can tell Ray wants a girl so bad to be a daddy's girl.

ABandCsMom said...

So precious are those moments, between a daddy and his girl.

stephanie said...

Love it! i really love the pictures on the couch. Nothing better than a good snuggle.

Michelle said...

Daddy's and their daughters are precious! Love the pics!

Cammie Heflin said...

So cute! Addy has the same affect on her daddy!

Emily said...

What a sweet daddy daughter bond! LOVE it!

Tina said...

She's obviously Daddy's little girl. Such precious pictures and Ella, she was such a cutie even as a teeny weeny baby, who wouldn't want to snuggle with her on the sofa!

my family said...

nothing better than a Daddy/daughter bond

Anderson Family said...

What cute pictures! You can really tell they have a great bond!

Kristin said...

Yay for awesome Daddies!!

heidi marie said...

ahhhh....such a sweet post. i love ella's smile.

Heidi said...

What a sweet post! I loved seeing pictures of Ella when she was younger. What a precious little girl!!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh! I think we may have twin lives. So much of this post is much like my hubby. My kids adore him! Mattie's favorite pasttime is just sitting on Daddy's lap and hanging out just like Ella. He'll say ok Mattie lets assume the position. How sweet she has that bond with her daddy!

My name is Sarah said...

Yep, definately a Daddy's girl:)

Tim and Kelli said...

What a great Daddy Ella has

EL said...

LOVE these Daddy, daughter pictures.