Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Class picture

Ella had school pictures last month and we all were given a class picture to take home. Three of these kids have moved onto the older classroom now, leaving Ella and Luisa the oldest in the class for two more months.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Cinder-ELLA Earning her allowance

With all the work around the house that has to be done, we decided that Ella is old enough to start earning her allowance.

Here she is sweeping the kitchen floor.
And here she is cleaning out the fridge and wiping down the shelves.
And finally, she has to load and unload the dishwasher every day.

Thanksgiving 2007

Ella's school had a thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday where parents could come and eat with the kids. Since her school is so close to mama's work, I was able to come and eat turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, corn and stuffing with her and her classmates.

Here is a picture with the older kids in the class that enjoyed the feast.
(left to right: Camden, Luisa, Ella, Valerie. Also Miss Megan in the red apron, and Valerie's mom in the striped sweater).

Monday, November 19, 2007

Bath time fun

Aunt Rebecca (Meena) stopped by today right before bath time and played with Ella in the bath tub. She played with her bath time cabbage patch doll that she received for her birthday and had a blast.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Her first real boo-boo

Last night Ella wanted her very own grands biscuit that J and I were having with dinner. When I handed it to her, there was no letting go. She ate a good portion of it, and then tried to clean with it. She wiped down the couch and the coffee table with it and wouldn't let go. Polly continued to follow her all around hoping for a piece to fall on the ground (which many pieces did, and Polly quickly ate them).

As Ella was walking around, she tripped on something and fell. Of course she didn't let go off the biscuit, and subsequently banged her forehead on the coffee table. The bump and bruise looked pretty scary last night, but this morning it is looking a lot better.

Here is a picture on the way to school this morning:

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Her little tricks

We have been working on teaching Ella some new things and she has proved to be a very fast learner!

Here is a video of just a few tricks and a picture of her being silly.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Professional pictures - 1 year

Some of you may have seen the professional pictures we had done of Ella for her first birthday. We only ordered two different poses (because quite frankly we would have needed another mortgage to order any more), but they did upload them and we are able to share them digitally.