Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beba and Papa come to visit

Beba and Papa came up to visit last weekend. Ella had a super busy day showing them her toys, going out for lunch, and to the playground to try to fly a kite. Here she is winding down with them at the end of the day.

She had been afraid to take a nap for fear that they would leave to go home when she was sleeping, but we assured her that they were staying and sleeping over until the morning. When she got up, the first words out of her mouth were "Beba and Papa went home." But nope, they were still here, sleeping in the living room. She sprinted out to wake them up bright and early at 6:15!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Play day with Julie

We went up to Julie's over school vacation week for a fun day at an indoor play place, where Ella got to run around and jump on things and Julie and I got to visit! Then we got a phone call from Baer that there was a place (Harrows) giving away free chicken pot pies, so we went in to get free pies before heading back to Julies for lunch!

Clearly the morning pooped her out!

Happy Birthday Omi and Pat

It was not Taylor's birthday, but still an exciting day for her. She got to try peanut butter for the first time, and personally I can't think of a better first peanut butter experience than peanut butter icing on a cupcake. Looks like she liked it!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Taylor was at Omi's house too, and the girls all did a little bit of arts and crafts.

I love the faces Ella is making in these pictures....

Friday, February 24, 2012


Ella can ALMOST reach the pedals on the trike, and got to practice riding. We'll have to go get a helmet for the summer.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Warm Day

We went to Omi and Pop's house to celebrate Omi's birthday, and got to spend some time outside in the nice weather.

She did a few chores outside...

and Omi helped teach her how to dig in the garden.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Maeve!

We celebrated our good friend Maeve's birthday at the Build a Bear workshop last weekend.

All the kids got to kiss 2 hearts, one for their own bear and one for the birthday girls.

The party was followed by pizza and cake at the food court.

Thanks Maeve for a great party!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

She can do the laundry

good thing it is warm in the laundry room! When she wears the boots for some reason she feels the need to go without pants!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meet Connor

This is Connor, Ella's new second cousin born on Feb 15th to proud parents Matt and Janet. Congratulations to you all!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Touch tanks

The aquarium had 2 touch tanks. The first had sting rays and sharks in it that we got to pet. SHe put her hand in the water, but I don't think she made contact with anything.

Farther into our adventures there was another tank that had starfish, and other tidepool things. She loved this one particular starfish and kept muscling her way up to touch it.

She is blurry here, but I still like it.

The fake animals were a good time too!

Thanks Dan and Courtney for a fun day!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dan and Courtney visit

Dan and Courtney gave us the most creative Christmas gift this year. They wanted to come visit and take us all to the aquarium and out to eat. Ella loved spending time with them, unfortunately I didn't get many pictures of them though. It was so dark in there, and Ella was having a very mommy clingy kind of day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We have been home for 1 hour.

"more power"

Julie took these pictures of Ella helping me vacuum the other day. She likes to control the power switch. She turns is off and I yell back "I need more power!" and then she turns it back on. Makes vacuuming take quite a bit longer though...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Imagination Island

We took the kids to an indoor play place called Imagination Island which was pretty cool. Of course there are never enough of the play cars...

Acadia climbed in dukes of hazard style while Ella was in the car and pushed her right out the door... They both tried to fit for a minute, but Ella was not having it so she just got out.

The bubble machine was fun. Thomas isn't screaming here, he is trying to catch the bubbles in his mouth.

Not the most flattering faces.

And as usual, Ella called it quits first.