Thursday, November 27, 2008

Visitors from the North

My Grandpa Chuck and Grandma DeDe came down from Michigan to visit with me and my family.  I have really bonded with them and love to go on walks with them.  Mommy and Daddy are a little jealous of my affection for G and G but they understand and are happy that they get a little break...maybe.

I am not sure if you know, but I have a baby.  Her name is Kayla.  She is almost one month old!  She's pretty tough and likes to go on walks, too.

I picked a flower.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hanging around

I have been busy hanging around this past week, but especially today!!! I woke up really early this morning so that I could hang out with Daddy. It was so much fun!!! Then we went in to wake Mommy up at 6a.m. Somewhere I discovered that people have different color eyes and that my are brown.

Today was also monumental since I wore Dora undies most of the day and only had one accident (I didn't want to go number 2 in the toilet quite yet.) I think that I was pretty successful today since the past 3 weeks I have been using the toilet at least once a day.

I think that I am going to have to ask my parents to sign me up for gymnastics. I like to make sidewalk curbs into balance beams, do summersaults, and now instead of rings I use stools.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Life with Ella

My vocabulary has grown significantly, my mommy and daddy have been the recipient of many funny comments and conversations.  Here are some examples of things I have said and done recently.

Mommy and I were on a walk to go see the neighbors' animals (they have goats, horses, pigs, etc.)  On our way home Mommy said, "Ella, there is a bunny way over there!"  I nonchalantly replied, "Good eye, Mom!" and kept walking.  

Shortly after seeing the bunny we both see a helicopter and the moon.  Then I ask Mommy, "Is the helicopter going to hit the moon?"  Mommy was in shock!!!  She couldn't believe I had put that together.  Mommy says that I continue to amaze her!  

Mommy and Daddy say that I have been doing a great job with using the "big-girl toilet"  but when ever I try and am unable to go I say in my serious voice, "doesn't work" and climb off the toilet.  It makes Mommy and Daddy laugh every time.

I have a super sweet side as well.  We were sitting around the counter eating breakfast.  Mommy glanced around to see where her water was to take her vitamin, without hearing a word, I noticed she didn't see it.  I thought it would be nice to give Mommy my water, "Mommy, you may have a drink of Ella's water."  My parents were amazed at my ability to pick up on their body language.

I am starting to give back to my parents.  They have changed many many diapers for me so I thought I could return the favor...Mommy and Daddy were standing in the kitchen while I was sitting on a stool next to Mommy.  Mommy's hands were full.  I decided it was the perfect time to help Mommy.  I waded up a napkin, pulled Mommy's sweats away from her body, and began to wipe her bottom, shouting proudly, "Mommy, I am gonna clean your booty!"  I was really happy;  Mommy and Daddy were speechless.

Yesterday, Mommy and I went to pick Daddy up at the office.  Daddy was looking kind of sharp and I thought he should know.  When he opened the door I said, "You're hot!"  That got a couple of laughs.

Mommy tells me all the time that she cherishes the fact that she gets to be at home with me and is a part of these precious moments.  Thanks Daddy!  You are truly an incredible father, husband, and provider.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Monkey Two! I mean too!

My cousin Brody dressed up like a monkey and I did, too.  Two years running I have been a monkey.  It suits me well because I like to climb and run around like a monkey.

I settled down long enough to get a photo with one of my favorite people, Nancy.  My daddy works with Nancy.  She likes to spoil me and enjoys that I like shoes...just like her!

I hope you are all doing well.  Keep the faith!