It’s no secret: Martina and I despise the beach, but since we had an engagement there this evening (a friend’s wedding), we figured we’d make the most of it and get Ellie’s feet wet.
Today, we went to visit an old friend of Martina’s, and we decided to meet at a restaurant for lunch. It was the first time we’d ever taken Ellie to a restaurant, but we felt ok about it, since she’s easier to predict now, and we were outside where she wouldn’t be able to scream the restaurant down if she so chose. She was a champ, and even munched down half a banana while we were there.
Since it’s somewhat cool this evening, Martina, Ellie and I took a walk around Lake Pasadena to see the nice houses with their Christmas lights.
Yesterday, we went on the hunt for a Christmas tree, and Ellie made sure to participate in the selection process. It turned out quite nice in the end, we think.
We don’t really live in the hood, but it made for a good title. I think this goes to prove that there’s more to Ellie than just being a girly girl!
Last weekend, Martina, Ellie and myself ventured out to Orlando, because I was speaking at WordCamp Orlando.
Travelling with a young child is quite an ordeal: we had an insane amount of baggage with us (pack ‘n’ play, diapers, clothes, clothes, clothes, stroller etc.).
Fortunately, our drive over was exceptionally easy: Ellie slept the full two hours and woke up as we pulled up at the hotel. Amazing! Continue reading “Ellie’s first trip”
Ellie’s Oma (grandmother) took Ellie out for a walk today, since the weather is getting nicer. She put on her new hat and she looks adorable!
Ellie helped us test drive a couple of cars today. She was indifferent.