January 31, 2009

Ella WAVES!


So Ella learned how to wave about two months ago. Her daddy takes her out to the  front gate of the house every morning before he goes to work (7 am) and he yells "GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY" and she waves ferociously. Well about a week ago she learned to say "BUH-BYE" and so now she says this and waves to everyone, everywhere, all the time. We think it is pretty hilarious.

January 29, 2009




ELLA loving up the beautiful so-cal weather. Yes it is the middle of January and we can hang out outside for hours enjoying the bright sun, the cool breeze and crisp air. 
Yea Winchester - so nice and cool!!!!!




January 28, 2009




ELLA loves her goodnight dolly.
 Grammy gave it to her for Christmas and she sleeps with it every night.
 (she actually uses it to cover her eyes because she will not sleep unless it is pitch black)


ELLA is very good at playing.
 She knows where her toy box is in our bedroom and she entertains herself for quite sometime.
 (allowing Mama to get the laundry and cleaning done.)


ELLA really loves being in the car.
 Mama and Dada use Saturdays as the shopping and errand running day. Sometimes we will be gone for 5 or 6 hours running around getting in and out of the car but she loves it.
 (thank goodness!!)


ELLA is a really good sport.
 We like taking her to the mall to try on different hats. She smiles and lets us laugh and take pictures. 
(she usually draws a big crowd too)


ELLA has teeth.
 It is hard to capture them all in a picture but she has 5 already and 2 more on the way.
 (on top her "eye" teeth came in first - she looks like a vampire baby)

January 22, 2009

Ella taking her first steps!


ELLA is walking ... well kind of.


video

Look at her go!!!!
 It is amazing to me that such a tiny little girl can balance on her tiny little feet enough to get back and forth from her toys to the bed. Her brain must be working a million miles a second to be able to figure out that she can motor around upright all on her own.          
  Love it!   Love it!   Love it!

January 12, 2009

Meeting SANTA

















ELLA saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause (oops!)


















































Ella really enjoyed opening her presents!






























                                                                               



Meeting SANTA for the first time was exciting and scary for our little Ella. I am sure SANTA can be very overwhelming to someone so small, so all things considered, I think she did really well. ( it is safe to say - they are not best friends :))