Ellie’s hair is just about long enough to start styling it. This morning, Marti gave Ellie her first ponytail, unicorn style. Continue reading “Ponytails”
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”
Being at home after the birth of Jack has enabled me to spend more time with Ellie as well.
I’ve often been going to get her in the morning, starting with an anonymous knock at her door, which causes her to run to the edge of her crib/cot and listen. I then give out a curious “Hello?” to which she responds “Hello!” This is then the face and the smile that greets me. Continue reading “Good morning!”
A couple of months ago, Martina bought a play castle for Ellie, which she’s just recently really started enjoying. We made it very princess-like by adding some pillows so she can just lay in there and look up and dream. Continue reading “Playing in her castle”
An American icon, the Radio Flyer wagon is a red cart that you can either pull your children around in or when they’re older, allow them to pull stuff around. They’re quite expensive these days, so when we saw a pimped-out “all-terrain” model at a thrift shop, we snapped it up.
This morning, I took Ellie for a walk in it before it got too hot and she just loved looking around at the people, trees and animals as we wandered around our new placid neighborhood. Continue reading “Ellie’s wagon”
Owing to a very late nap the other day, we had to wake Ellie up which means that we got a rare glimpse of her sleeping. Naturally, she looked adorable and peaceful as she tends to. Continue reading “Sleeping beauty”
Christmas Day was spent amongst great company, eating too much food, playing lots of games and opening presents.
All in all, it was a really enjoyable day and Ellie was on top form, making the most of the family she had around her. Continue reading “Christmas 2014”
I encourage every father to spend time dancing with his daughter. I can’t dance to save my life, as is evident in this video, but I’m building memories and a strong bond with my daughter which is far more important than looking like a burk.
Dads, man up, and dance with your daughters. Continue reading “Dancing with Ellie [VIDEO]”