Ellie celebrated her fifth(!) birthday this summer. To celebrate, we invited a bunch of her friends to come and celebrate at Enchanted Forest: a theme park based on fairy tales which hasn’t seen too many updates since the 1970s. However, all of the adults agreed that that was part of its charm; it isn’t flashy or over the top, but offers some great entertainment for a reasonable price without going crazy.
For her actual birthday, she was insistent on wearing her princess dress, and looked beautiful and grown up. Continue reading “Ellie’s 5th birthday”
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”
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 was born and raised in Florida, so for her, 65F (18C) is cool.
However, in March we’ll be moving permanently to Portland, OR. As such, Ellie is going to need a little adjustment to what the weather is like outside of the tropics. Continue reading “Preparing for Portland”
Ellie is such a great big sister and always wants to help out with Jack. Her latest desire is to help feed Jack and she’s taken to it pretty well. We don’t usually have to clean up too much when she’s done. Continue reading “Being a great big sister by feeding Jack”
This past weekend I told Ellie that I needed to build a new cat tree that was delivered earlier in the week. She expressed a keen interest in helping me so I held off until she was able to help me.
On Sunday, we joined forces and she helped me out placing the pieces together and even tightening some bolts up. She had a great time and was really proud of herself. She went on to tell Mama that “Me and Daddy are engineers and we built a cat tree!” Continue reading ““We are engineers.””
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”
After getting a feel for motorcycles a couple of weeks ago, Ellie seems to love them! We took the opportunity while we were at a birthday party the other day to get on the motorcycle games and Ellie loved getting into racing position. Continue reading “Ellie seems to love motorbikes!”
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”
Ellie’s vocabulary and diction is so good that she rarely misses a word. However, she tried saying “hippopotamus” the other day and couldn’t quite get it, so we got lots of cute attempts like this: Continue reading “Hippopotamus”