For Christmas, Ellie got a few science-centric gifts. Her aunty Nicola got her an electric circuits set, and we got her a 3-month subscription to KiwiCo’s Tinker crates, where she gets a new kit in the mail every month with a new mini-engineering project.
She’s been having a great time over the last few months playing with them and is loving learning about physics, chemistry and engineering.
Continue reading “Ellie has been busy with science kits [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”
Last August, my sister (Ellie’s aunty) and my nephew (Ellie’s cousin) came to Oregon to visit us all.
During that time, we fit a lot in. We went to the Chinese Gardens, visited Powell’s, went to the coast, went up Mount Hood, enjoyed a jet boat ride on the Willamette and visited some wineries (naturally). Continue reading “Nicola & Max came to visit”
This 4th of July, we took a trip to MA and NH to visit family, attend a christening and enjoy the summer in New England.
While there, Ellie got to know her second cousins Addison, Mason and Emmerson much better and enjoyed all sorts of outings and events, like the 4th of July parade, Santa’s Village and she even got to sit in the cockpit of the plane that took her to Boston! Continue reading “Ellie’s trip to NH and MA over 4th of July”
Many months ago, Mama mentioned to Ellie the possibility of her getting a bike for her birthday and since that day, she has professed to everyone that she “is getting a bike for her birthday”.
So we couldn’t really fail her. We celebrated her birthday a little early since we had family visiting, but her reaction when she got her bike was hysterical. She had this nervous laughter that she couldn’t quite believe she got a bike. She was a bit shaky at first, but within 24 hours she’s already zooming around. Continue reading “Ellie getting a bike for her birthday [VIDEO]”
While spending time with family over Thanksgiving, Ellie got to see Uncle Tom and his new motorcycle. We let her sit on it and wear some of Tom’s glasses and the pictures are naturally adorable. Continue reading “Ellie’s first go on a motorcycle”
Ellie was lucky enough to spend some time with Tante Alexa this past weekend, who was home for a few days over Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Chilling with Tante Alexa”
With every time comes a hard goodbye. Ellie definitely wasn’t happy about saying goodbye. She had a great time with Shelly and misses her dearly. Continue reading “Saying goodbye to Aunty Shelly”
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”