The last many months

I know. It’s been a long time. Because moving, life, busyness etc. But I’m here now.

We’ve been up to a lot since we got to Oregon back in March. We absolutely love it here and have done our fair share of exploring, getting out and about, and enjoying the outdoors. Continue reading “The last many months”

January 2017

With our move to Portland coming up very quickly, we’ve had little time to update the site of late. So, rather than neglect to provide an update, I figured I’d do a quick compilation of the best pictures of Ellie that we have from the past month.

Ellie’s 4th (!) Christmas

 

It always seems weird to count how many times a child has experienced an annual event, because it’s always one more than their ageĀ since their birthday is the last thing they do before turning another year older. Thus, even though Ellie is only 3, this is already her fourth Christmas, which just seems nuts!

We didn’t do too much over the holiday and just enjoyed each other’s company with few other commitments to get in the way. It was much needed. Continue reading “Ellie’s 4th (!) Christmas”

Photographer’s assistant

We’re currently in the process of applying for Jack’s British passport and as part of that process, I needed to take some photos of Jack.

I asked Ellie to help me out by sitting in position so that I could set up camera with a model with a little more patience and cooperation than a 1-year old. Continue reading “Photographer’s assistant”

Ellie getting a bike for her birthday [VIDEO]

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]”

Ellie’s love for Great Explorations (and its fire truck)

We’ve had a membership at Great Explorations for a few months now and Ellie loves going there. She’ll ask several times a week if we can go to “the museum”. Sometimes she’ll even ask after we just got home from the museum.

They’ve got a lot of good things for kids to play with and explore so it’s well worth the membership fee. I think the membership will pay for itself even more when summer rolls around and no one wants to be outside. Continue reading “Ellie’s love for Great Explorations (and its fire truck)”

Taking a break in our closet

Now that Ellie is of the age where she plays by herself and does her own thing sometimes, occasionally we’ll find Ellie doing the strangest things or in the most peculiar places.

The other day, we went into our closet to find Ellie laying down taking a rest on the floor. Continue reading “Taking a break in our closet”