We all spent the summer (and the autumn) making the most of the weather and exploring our new home. We’ve done so much and seen so many new places.
It’s also becoming clear just how much Ellie loves the outdoors, including hiking. She’s also looking forward to camping next year. Continue reading “August – November 2017”
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.
I can’t believe how well these enormous pyjamas fit Ellie. So tall!
Hiding inside a table
Getting wheeled around the house in the laundry hamper
Ellie likes looking through our cookbooks
Wearing Mama’s hat
Getting a fashion consult from Ellie
This girl is getting SO big!
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”
While packing the car up to go on a trip, I asked Ellie to put her shoes on while I got things in the car, which she’s very capable of doing.
She chose to wear a particularly snug pair of shoes so while I’m in the driveway with the car, I start to hear this dragging noise. Then from behind the car appears Ellie who had managed to get one shoe on, but couldn’t quite manage the other one, so she took the initiative to put one of Mama’s shoes on so that she could walk outside and get help from me. Genius child 😍 Continue reading “Putting her own shoes on”
Tonight, we were telling Ellie about how there’s a presidential election in 2 days. ThE past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about the two main candidates and who we support. Tonight:
Ellie, who do you think should be president? Hillary or Donald Trump?
Thinking that it might have been because we used his full name and not hers:
Ellie, should Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump be president?
Maybe it’s because she always chooses the second answer…
Ellie, who should be president? Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
I then proceeded to explain some of the many reasons I don’t think Donald Trump should be president.
Ellie, Donald Trump treats women horribly and thinks that they’re worth less than men. Especially since having a daughter, I can’t support someone who thinks that women aren’t equal to men. Do you think women should be treated equally or that men should be treated better than women?
Men should be treated better than women.
Since we’re vegan, I’ve recently been showing Ellie how to check toiletries, food and chemicals for animal testing (denoted by a bunny symbol).
Today I bought Ellie this oatmeal that was instant to try and I made it for breakfast. It was “Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal” and all of their products have a picture of Bob on them. She sees it and says
Because it has a picture of a man on it, that means that we don’t eat people.
On a recent trip to Target, Ellie apparently got tired of all the walking around, so she found herself a child-sized chair and sat down for a rest! Continue reading “Target is tiring!”
Ellie’s moving on from drinking from “sippie cups” so we’re trying to find her smaller cups and glasses to work from.
While at Oma’s many weeks ago though, the only glass that Oma could seem to produce was a small disposable wine glass, so Ellie got to drink “white wine” (almond milk). Continue reading “Drinking white wine”
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]”