Monday, January 28, 2013


"I'm just not curious about you, mama."


"How is your day going today?" (At least 10 times a day.)

"You're my best mama in the whole world." (Even more, which is lovely.)

"Panda is now my baby, he isn't a Panda anymore."

Recent Baby Monitor Eavesdrop:
"Panda, you do not have a mosquito bite, you have a bumble bee owee. We will ask mama for a band aid. Bees have things in their mouths, Panda. You can hardly see it. You can feel it."

For so many that come in contact with Ella, she is reserved, bashful, quiet. For those of us who live with her, she never shuts up. Whether it is nap or bedtime, she passes out in mid-song or mid-conversation. She loves the sound of her own voice. A LOT.

We enjoyed a good weekend of firsts. Ella and Larry went to their first Big/Little drawing class at our museum. She did quite well, we think. This is her creation - all drawing done by our artist.

Try as we might, she is still struggling to get the letters of her name in the right order.

While my parents were gone for the day, we spent some time with our favorite dog. Even at 13, Master Bentley shows a little of his puppy side and plays in the snow. We love having them so close by.

We even got a chance to eat Vietnamese food at a place we've been trying to get to for months. It was a feast and we can't wait to go back.

In fact, we're still talking about this meal...

I've talked about this before but man, do hand-me-downs ROCK. Ella was cute as a button in this outfit she wore to church yesterday.

I'm certain everyone at church thinks I shop weekly for her, as her wardrobe surpasses mine by 100 times. We're so thankful for all the little chicks slightly older than her that keep her looking cute.

This week is filled with Chinese New Year prep, Valentine's Day prep, two drumming gigs for Larry, more art class and 62 degree weather followed by 20 degree weather. C-r-a-z-y.

Have a wonderful Monday, Ella-land! ~H

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your wonderful blog about your daughter. i have three granddaughters and some of the things your Ella does, ours do too. Children are simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us.