September 22, 2010

Soak City Palm Springs

Elliott took the day off for our anniversary and since he does not get many days off we decided to take a family outing. We had a BLAST at the Knott's Soak City in Palm Springs. We spent the whole day there just playing with Ella and enjoying some quality family time. Of course Elliott and I took turns enjoying some of the scary water slides, but they day was mostly about Ella.

We loved it so much that we got season passes (only $20 more than a one day pass) that are good at all 3 parks (San Diego, Palm Springs, and Orange County) through September 2011.

Anniversary Breakfast

Elliott wakes up at 4:20 every morning and is on the road to work by 5 am. I never usually see him in the mornings espically with him working 6 sometimes 7 days a week. I thought it would be nice to wake up before him on our anniversary and make him a yummy breakfast of homemade waffles, hash browns and bacon. Of course Ella woke up and wanted to help out so we made breakfast for her too.

Ella was so excited when Daddy woke up to enjoy breakfast with her. It really started our Anniversary day off right.

September 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

On September 11th 3 years ago we were married in a tiny little courthouse in Santa Ana, Ca. It was a happy day and many more happy days have followed. Love my handsome man.

September 11, 2010

Washington D.C. Temple

While we were in virginia, we took a trip to see the Washington D.C. Temple which is actually in Maryland. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!

These shots are from inside the Visitor's Center. Ella repeated over and over again, "My Jesus, My Jesus".

September 10, 2010

National Air and Space Museum

While in Virginia, Ella and I spent an afternoon at the Air and Space Museum. Ella loved checking out all the different types of airplanes. We also got to go up in the tower and watch hundreds of planes land one after the other.

September 4, 2010

Good Times with Aunt Tatia

While at Aunt Tatia's house Ella got to do tons of fun things like eat pretty sprinkle doughnuts for breakfast, watch Disney movies at lunch time, and enjoy Nick Jr with a waffle and strawberry milk.

Aunt Tatia took Ella for her first manicure at the nail salon. As you can see, she loved it. They also had fun choosing colors for Ella's toes with an at home pedicure. :)

Ella is a huge fan of princess dress-up. She really loved being at Aunt Tatia's playing with all of her high heel shoes. So fun for her.

The shopping carts at the grocery stores where Aunt Tatia lives were AMAZING. Inside the orange and green cart was a t.v. screen where Ella watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as I shopped. Wish they had these cool carts out where we live. It made shopping so much easier.

Aunt Tatia lives in a lovely area with a cute pond on the property. Ella enjoyed blowing bubbles at the ducks in the evening. Tatia also has a fun park close by. Ella LOVED the little airplane toy at the park and LOVED that the airplanes were flying right over her as we were at the park.

Aunt Tatia and Ella spotted these "Bambi's" as they drove the roads of beautiful Maryland.

Aunt Tatia let Ella enjoy a movie night in her big fluffy bed. Sweet kettle popcorn is now Ella's favorite.

Aunt Tatia took us to some yummy places to eat including Clyde's (best soy burger I have ever tasted) and Sweet Water. Ella of course wanted to try out her waitress skills. :)

We had some fun hanging out in Sterling, Va.