I am not sure where Ellie has been getting these dance moves, but I’m not a fan! She’s taken a particular liking to booty shaking!Continue reading “Ellie’s booty shaking [VIDEO]”
Ellie gave herself a manicure, which is adorable in and of itself, but then, while speaking to aunty Shelly, she was showing off each finger in sequence. Well, she didn’t quite understand why she found it so funny when she showed aunty Shelly her middle finger.Continue reading “Ellie showing off her painted nails”
Ellie held on to her baby teeth longer than most of her peers. Today, she lost her first tooth, and it was quite an eventful affair.
After a week or two of it being really quite wobbly, to the point of even being able to lay down on its side, we went to Starbucks, as we do on the first Saturday of every month before our Home Depot Workshop, and Ellie ordered a bagel as usual.
At the conclusion of the meal, Marti stared at Ellie confused and asked Ellie where her tooth was. She reached into her mouth and was equally confused.
Yep, she had swallowed it.Continue reading “Ellie lost her first tooth”
After leaving my trunk open to take some things inside, I came back in to find these two fools hiding out in my trunk!Continue reading “A surprise in the trunk”
Daddy has been in the market for some new glasses, which means kids trying on adult glasses and looking hilarious.Continue reading “Trying Daddy’s glasses”
This year, Ellie’s school hosted a “Mismatch Day” where the kids got to wear a mélange of different pieces of clothing and accessories.
I think Ellie nailed it.Continue reading “Mismatch Day at school”
Ever since Jack has been on the scene, the interest in monster trucks in our house has gone through the roof.
So to treat the kids, we took them to see Monster Jam at the Moda Center. The kids definitely needed their ear protection (the sound really reverberates inside the arena), but they had a great time watching them do their tricks.Continue reading “Monster Jam [VIDEO]”
I’m not even sure what these are or where they came from. All I know is that I got a text while I was at work, where Ellie had stuck both of them to her forehead, creating a double unicorn situation.Continue reading “Ellie as a (double) unicorn”
As the weather cleared up and Ellie completed her fifth trip around the sun, her personality just keeps coming out more and more.
These photos help to show how much she’s coming out of her shell and that she isn’t afraid to be her, which I love. I don’t want her to ever apologise for being who she is.
She upgraded from her balance bike to her first real bike at Christmas and once the weather cleared up, she was able to start riding around and she’s getting pretty good at operating the bike by herself. She’s still got training wheels / stabilisers on for now, but those’ll come off soon enough with how well she’s progressing. Continue reading “April – June 2018”
Last December, we were settling in for our first winter and our first Christmas in Oregon, and we certainly made the most of it.
We took a trip up to Mount Hood to go tubing and build snowmen, we took a ride on the Christmas train, we made gingerbread houses and generally had a jolly old time. Continue reading “December 2017”