Sunday, December 30, 2007
This is Ella at the park swinging on the swings. She thinks it is funny to hit me while she is swinging.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Ella is busy, busy, busy. She likes to go (just like her mom). Our daily routine consists of leaving our apartment around 10:00am and returning home around 9:00pm. She takes about 2-3 naps a day that are about 15-45 min long and it is usually in the car moving from one destination to another. Her bottom two teeth have already come in, and her top teeth are on their way. I can see them but they have not broken through yet.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
We got to celebrate Ella's 1st Halloween. The Saturday before went to the Pumpkin Patch with our friends Todd and Lisa Ruitman in our ward. We got there just before 9:00pm and found out the Pumpkin Patch was closing so we did not get to do any of the activities. We did take pictures. Ella was a butterfly for Halloween. We went to Ryan and Wendy's for dinner and Trick or Treating. It was so fun. Ella like being with all the kids going Trick or Treating and she got lots of candy for her Mommy and Daddy. After that, I babysat until 4:00 in the morning. It was a long night.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This is why we live here in beautiful California!Jordan's parents came to visit us from Washington. We had so much fun. We took them down to the beach and on the sailboat. The beach is Marjie's favorite thing to do, so we made sure we did that. After sailing on the sailboat, we ate lunch at BJ's, and then relaxed at the beach just talking and enjoying life. Ella developed at cold while she was there so she slept most of the time. On the way home from the beach, Ella's cold was so bad we decided to take her into Urgent Care. They said she was okay and that she just needed to rest and not be out and about. That was hard for me because I like to go. The rest of the visit with Steve and Marjie was pretty laid back. We ordered take out from our favorite restaurants and got some small errands done. It was still a very fun weekend. We miss them sooo much!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Ella is getting so big and has accomplished a lot this month. She weighs 22 lbs and has outgrown her car seat. She has 2 bottom front teeth and she getting more hair. It is light brown and almost blond which is weird because both her mom and dad have dark brown hair. She was born with curly hair and it still continues to grow in curly (she has her mom's hair).
She has also mastered the scooting stage and is officially crawling. She is all over the place! Not too long after figuring out how to crawl, she now pulls herself up on everything. The girl has no fear. When she pulls herself up, she likes to hang on with only one hand or she will turn around and lean her back on what is supporting her with no hands. I think she does it because Jordan and I usually start running over to her to catch her and she wants us to play with her.
She likes to do things by herself. She would rather feed herself than have me feed her. I enjoy it but it sometimes could get frustrating because I'm afraid she is not getting the right nurtrients although it doesn't look like it. She loves to play with her leap frog standing table and she loves to walk in her walker at her Grandma Blocker's house. We love Ella so much and are so glad she is part of our lives.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Ella and I went to Utah in September for my Uncle Michael's Wedding. We enjoyed seeing family however, we did not get to see very many friends. It was a short trip but enough to make me miss Utah. Its not that bad of a place. Jordan did not go because he had school. It was the first time he was away from Ella and I. We sure missed him.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Instead of sending emails of pictures, I have decided to create my own blog of our family. It will probably be all about Ella since she is the center or our lives and we pretty much just take pictures of her. We love it! All is well with us. Jordan is busy in Law School while Ella and I spend time playing, swimming, and shopping. It is so fun being close to family and we have made some friends in our ward. It is super hot here but luckly we have a swimming pool to keep us cool.