Mama recently got some inspiration from Pinterest to make Ellie a slip-and-slide using a plastic tablecloth and some shaving cream. Seems reasonable enough.
However, our experience of it was more like Ellie jumping onto the tablecloth and coming to an abrupt halt. She had more fun just lathering herself up in the shaving foam, so it wasn’t a complete failure, but it definitely counts as a Pinterest Fail. Continue reading “Ellie’s first slip and slide”
Yesterday, we all went to Fox Squirrel Corn Maze to have some traditional autumnal fun.
Not only was it Ellie’s first hayride, but it was mine too. We had fun playing in the cornbox, admiring butterflies, eating grilled corn and picking out pumpkins. Jack even had a good old time. Continue reading “Fun on the farm”
A couple of weeks ago, Ellie woke up early (around 7) and I decided that since Jack was still asleep, I’d let him and Mama get some rest, so we got dressed and took a little trip to Starbucks.
To say that it was a dream morning is putting it mildly. Ellie was so well-behaved. She sat with me and read books through and through while eating bananas and drinking tea. She wowed everyone with her abilities and then proceeded to play with me on the couch without being raucous. What a hoot! Continue reading “Saturday morning at Starbucks”
To say that Ellie has taken to her role of big sister well is putting it mildly. She’s always concerned for Jack, seeking to play with him and take care of him. You’re a lucky boy Jack! Continue reading “Playing with Jack”
We have been testing out Jet for a few months now and we love it. As a thank you for being one of their earliest members, they sent us some “gear” to help spread the word. But someone got to my socks and t-shirt before I could… Continue reading “Ellie loves Jet”
It’s been a couple of weeks since Ellie’s birthday now, but we’ve only just had enough time to download the photos and sort through them.
We had a really enjoyable time at Dell Holmes Park in St Pete: Ellie and all of her friends made the most of the splashpad in the blistering hot weather. Continue reading “Ellie’s 2nd birthday”
When Aunty Shelly was here, we went to the mall one day for a little retail therapy and stopped to have lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. Ellie was only too happy to sit with Aunty Shelly and draw. Continue reading “Lunch with Aunty Shelly”
We are fortunate enough to have Ellie’s Aunty Shelly (Michelle) staying with us at the moment and it’s fair to say that Ellie is having a blasty blast playing with her. Continue reading “Playing with Aunty Shelly”
It’s not too hard to tell when Ellie is feeling sleepy. She’ll just be playing and then she’ll find somewhere cosy to lay down and snuggle up, even if it’s the cat mat. Continue reading “Life is tiring”
Here in Florida, we’re usually experiencing blazing hot sunshine or torrential thunderstorms: nothing in between. So when we get a gentle, steady rain, it’s cause for celebration.
Mama took the opportunity to take Ellie and play in the rain and she loved it. She splashed in the puddles, let the raindrops fall on her face and played with the umbrella. If anyone could look cuter in a raincoat, I want to see proof. Continue reading “Singing in the rain”