Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Our Halloween Bunny

We managed to get out and trick or treat for about 30 minutes before Ella's cheeks started getting pink from the cold wind. All of our friendly neighbors blew our cover and said they know who is really going to eat the candy (oops)!

Here she is just before we ventured out:

Another one with Ella & Mama and Ella & Papa:

Sunday, October 28, 2007

New video

I have received a few requests asking for some more videos of Ella attempting to walk so here is a new one from today. She is doing really well, and walks about half the time and crawls the other half.

Bouncing, Spinning, Zebra

The Sigrist family was kind enough to pass along the Bouncing, Spinning Zebra that Morgan and Brianna have outgrown. Ella is still a little hesitant about it, but we caught a cute picture of her trying it out!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

102.5° temperature

Today Ella spiked her highest fever ever. I took her to the doctor because she has been hitting and pulling on her left ear. Turns out she has an ear infection in her right ear! Poor girl has been cuddling, hot and tired all day! But after her two hour nap, she did manage to get in a little play time!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Goebberts Pumpkin Farm - Ella and Mama

Unfortunately Ella had a tummy ache yesterday and school said that she can't come back until she stops pooping every hour! So, lucky for me, Ella and I got to spend a gorgeous day outside!

We did a little shopping and then went to Goebberts to play with the pumpkins and have an apple cider donut! It was 74° with a little wind, so please excuse her crazy hair!

Here she is checking to see if Dora and Boots were real...

Catching a ride on the Goebberts express....

Sunday, October 14, 2007

She's walking!!!

She did it!!! Tonight (10/14/07) Ella walked from the speaker to the stairs without any coaxing! Now she thinks she is a pro and it was actually pretty easy to catch it on video!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

First Birthday Party

We had a great turnout for Ella's first birthday party. She did pretty good with all the people passing her around, especially considering it was about 85° that day.
Here is Ella just as the party was starting, looking like a diva:

We also got Ella her very own cake to dig into (it is called a smash cake or a crush cake).

Here she is digging in to her cake:

Unfortunately, she wasn't very interested in opening gifts. By that time, she was tired and ready for a nap! She did help me open the first present though.

So, three outift changes, a sugar high, great friends/family and a very generous amount of gifts really summed up Ella's first birthday.
Thank you to everyone who helped us out (Meena, Aunt Lissa and Aunt Colette), Oma and Opa for letting us use their house for the party and everyone who was there to help us celebrate such a special day!

Ella's cupcake party at school

Ella's school let her bring in cupcakes and celebrate her birthday with a few friends from school.

They are all so cute and were very excited to share in the mess.
Here is my little friend Sloane, she always wants me to pick her up when I come in.

Here is Luisa who started the same day as Ella and has the same birthday!

And Danny, who was the most excited about eating a cupcake!