Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Laughing Ella

This Video is for Marcie! She loves the video of Ella on the swing. That seems like so long ago. Here is an updated laughing video. Ella loves her cousin Brandon. He seems to like her too. Every time he sees her, he gets excited and always yells to his friends, "Hey look, Ella is here!". Its funny because his friends didn't really care but since they know Brandon gets so excited they now shout out, "Hey look, Ella is here!". It is so cute.

Swimming is Here!

We have had some hot weather so we have been spending lots of time at pool. Ella is adjusting to swimming and she is starting to really like it. She loves to climb in and out of the pool and do things all by herself. We can't believe how fast she is growing. Last year she would just sit in her tube and now she is moving all around in it. This summer, there will be no more relaxing at the pool, just watching every move this little determined girl makes.

Happy Birthday Jordan!

On Saturday, Jordan celebrated his 26th birthday. It was a fun and relaxing day. He worked on a paper for school until 2:00 and the spent the rest of the afternoon with Ella and I. I took him out for a special afternoon while Wendy watched Ella (Thank you Wendy). Then we went swimming with some friends. It was sooo good to spend time with him since he has been studying sooo much lately getting ready for finals. We can't wait until they are over so we can see him more. Thank you everyone who called and sent cards for his birrhday. He really appreicated it.

Summer Time!

The best part about living in Southern California is the the warm beautiful weather. Last weekend we had high 90 degree weather. It was very HOT and we took advantage of our swimming pool. I love putting Ella in the cute summer dresses with flip flops. This is one of her many dresses. You can see the shirt tan lines she has already developed. I look forward to the HOT summer weather approaching.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Hooray for Jordan!

Jordan was recently accepted for an internship at The Law Offices of Tuckerman & Thompson. We are so excited. The firm is located in Claremont and it focuses in family law. From what we hear, the firm is reputable in that particular field. Jordan is very anxious to finish his first year in law school and get some experience in practical law office work. The firm hired Jordan hoping he would continue working on a long term basis. I am so proud of him for all his hard work that he puts into his education and career. Ella and I love him very much. Hooray for Jordan!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Feeding the Ducks

On Wednesdays, I will be watching my little cousin Paige (she is 2 and she is my cousin. crazy). Today was the first day. Paige told me she loved ducks so I took her and Ella to Red Hill Park to feed the ducks. She loved it. Ella didn't know what to think of it. Instead of throwing the bread to the ducks, she decided to eat it. After we fed the ducks, we played at the park for a little bit and then went to lunch with Wendy, Brandon, and my Mom. It was such a big experience for Ella that she crashed on the way home and slept for 2 1/2 hours. I was able to get some things done and post this blog. We hope to feed the ducks every Wednesday because Paige had such a great time. Lets hope that Ella will start to understand to throw the bread and not eat it.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Our Talented Girl

A couple nights ago, Ella decided to show us some of her dance moves. Her way of dancing is squatting over and over again. Jordan and I couldn't stop laughing. She has been so-called dancing for a couple weeks now, but this time she would hit her toy that made noise and then would dance to the music. She also decided to show us her other tricks. When ever we would say, "how big is Ella?" she would raise both of her hands up and say "soooo big!". She also knows how to find her belly button. We are so proud of all the things Ella is learning. It's so interesting her see her mind working and the things she does. We love her so much. It's all on the video. Enjoy!