Monday, October 17, 2011

Ellie's Pumpkin Patch Trip

These are the last "good pictures" we have of Ellie. One week before she got sick, we went to the pumpkin patch. We picked out pumpkins, tulip bulbs and played in the straw maze. Looking at these pictures takes me breath away. I miss her so much- words can't even describe how much I miss her... I can't believe we had no idea what was coming...

Ellie had learned that the camera flashed so she had started "preparing" by closing her eyes- or at least one of them! I'm so glad I put her in her Halloween outfit just to go to the Pumpkin Patch...
Our Little Pumpkin!

Ellie and Daddy

Max wasn't into posing with the pumpkins!
Ellie, however, was.
Attempts to get a family picture...
Our Handsome Guy
Attempts at a cousin picture...
Ellie and Ma
"Here, Ma- I'll show you how to work it..."
Funny Girl
Ellie and her cousin, Evan. She LOVED it when Evan paid attention to her... Just look at her smiles in the next pictures!
Maxer giving Evan a kiss...
 And later that night...
Ellie wasn't crawling around- I bet she would have been soon!- but she rolled everywhere! And somehow she rolled herself into Max's tunnel. She thought it was pretty funny, and definitely wanted to make sure we saw how funny she was too! PS- CRAZY HAIR!

8 comments:

Kelly said...

These pictures take my breath away, too, knowing what you know now. I feel the same way about some of Adam's last pictures. (((hugs)))

P.S. Is there any picture where Ellie doesn't look completely adorable?!

LauraJane said...

I feel the same way as you and Kel. It's hard to imagine how it was happening and we had no idea.

xox

ccc said...

She looks so healthy. I can understand how you would have no idea of what was to come.

Sarita Boyette said...

Like the other commenters, I think Ellie looks so healthy. It is weird how these infections come from nowhere. I think I told you that I survived septic shock. I was fine one afternoon & very ill the next a.m.
I love looking at Ellie's beautiful pictures. She has such a personality and that sweet fuzzy hair! ((((HUGS)))

Robin said...

She is beautiful! What a precious Girl.

Sonja said...

Ellie's expressions are just amazing - she seems so wise and curious at the same time. Huge to you and your family during this especially difficult anniversary time.

Harlowe said...

These picture are both beautiful and heartbreaking, just knowing what's coming brings tears to my eyes. Those kids are wonderful.

Jasmine said...

Ellie is seriously adorable! I think about you guys every single day...

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