Thursday, December 30, 2010
Ella truly enjoyed Christmas morning this year. It was awesome to see how excited she got. Reese, okay, she didn't enjoy it as much as Ella. We had Damon's parents over and it was a fun morning. Ella loved seeing that Santa came and ate the cookies and his reindeer ate the carrot. Ella loved all her gifts, but especially a blanket that my aunt gave her, and loved a recordable book that my mom gave her!
Okay, so I'm a little behind on posting...I think I have a good excuse! We went with Ali and Marissa earlier this month to cut down our Christmas tree. Reese and I spent most of the time in the car, while I fed her, but then we all enjoyed some hot cider before heading home to set up our tree.
Monday, November 22, 2010
It seems that when the Morris family has a baby, it snows in Seattle. So, today the snow started and has been steadily snowing all day. My Mom made it out to her flight and seems to have gotten away before all the drama started. But boy our neighborhood is gorgeous in the snow!
Well, we are nearly 2 weeks in and life has been great. It helped having my Mom here to help get us all settled in and change about a thousand diapers! Ella loves her new little sister, probably a little too much. But she has been great so far and taking it all in stride. Reese is a pretty mellow and so far "easy" baby. Damon and I are loving having the 2 girls and it's been fun to get to know the little one! Here are a few pictures of our last 2 weeks...and yes that is Ella with headphones on listening to an Ipod.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
So this year, we trick or treated for canned goods again for the local food bank. Ella had a ton of fun knocking on the doors and saying trick or treat. A few houses in, she did get a piece of chocolate too. So after that, instead of saying trick or treat when she went to the door, she said "chocolate"! It was pretty cute. And we made it around the whole block with only 1 chocolate related tantrum. We got a good amount of food. By the end Ella was a little tired and started riding daddy's shoulders instead of walking. But the nieghbors loved her anyway!
On Saturday, we got Ella all dolled up in her bee costume. She loved it and actually kept her hat on for most of the day. We went to a Halloween party at church and Ella fell in love with bouncy houses/slides. She went with her friend Jackson who was a giraffe. I think she officially likes Halloween!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
A week ago Ella took her 1st red eye flight, to Boston, to visit Casey and Lara (and of course the little baby in Lara's tummy). She had a ton of fun, especially since her favorite playmate Casey was there to be crazy with her. She got to play at the beach in New Hampshire, ride a whale, visit the Science Museum, and walk all over Boston. Her favorite place was probably Boston Common, the big park right by our hotel where she could run free! She also rode the "T", and daddy danced with her in the station while we were waiting for the train.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So the Morris family recently trekked down to CA to meet new cousin Katelyn. Ella loved Katelyn and was very gentle with her (looks good for when baby #2 comes here). But in all reality she was really there to play with Evan. They made cupcakes (and ate them), went down our makeshift water slide, and learned that older kids like to steal their toys back! It was a great week for all!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Holy cow...Ella's in a big girl bed! We got Ella a toddler bed in preparation for the new baby. It was never my plan to actually put her in it yet, but Damon wanted to try it. So after I told him a thousand times it wouldn't work and she wouldn't stay in it. We tried last night. Sure enough...she stayed the whole night. Then came nap time today and I was pretty nervous...she stayed the whole time! We had a bit of a rough time going to sleep tonight, but she stayed in her bed anyway! WOW! This is amazing, and so cute.