Wednesday, January 12, 2011

As of Late...

I haven't updated in a while... I apologize!  Things get crazy and blogging is the last thing I think of!  Well, the holidays are over and time is rushing by.  Ella is rapidly growing and getting smarter by the second.  She got everything she wanted for Christmas and then some!

Our favorite things about her right now is how excited she is by the snow.  Which we've had a lot of snow this year.  Last week, it snowed very lightly while she was at daycare... when we arrived she was starring out the door to the school's playground.  Her teacher said she had been begging to go outside all day... but wouldn't tell her teacher why.  I instantly knew why and said Ella, do you want to go home and put on your snow suit?  She jumped all around, ran to her cubby, grabbed her things and ran for the door.  This week it snowed quite a bit on the weekdays (our days without her), Brad and I found ourselves happy and sad at the same time because she would be SO excited about the significant snow fall, but we were sad we couldn't watch her get so excited.  I also found myself buying a package of full carrots for her to make her dream snow man this weekend.

Last weekend, there was only about an .25 of an inch on the ground, she was begging to make one.  When Brad picked her up in the morning for our weekend together, she whipped out a little sandwich bag that contained a tiny bite size carrot she had pulled out of her mother's refrigerator and packaged up to bring to our house.  It was adorable.  Unfortunately, there just wasn't enough snow to make a snowman!  But this weekend, expect some photos, because there's definitely enough snow!
The last big snowfall we had, her & I drove around the neighborhood looking for snowman.  She'd scream out when she saw them "FROSTY!"  Just so flippin' adorable.

She also has nicknamed our pup... she calls him "Zummie"  Which, his name is Zuma, but when she's happy and in a good mood, she calls out "Zummie, Zummie!"  SO CUTE.  We put her shirt on Zuma a few weeks ago, she thought it was the funniest thing in the whole world.  It was pretty entertaining.  She really loves her dog.

One thing I don't have a problem buying for Ella ever is books.  I want her to have things to get her mind going rather than the TV.  So, every so often, I hit up Goodwill and Half Price Books for new books.  She gets like 10-20 new books every time!  This time I got a Golden Book called "Nurse Nancy" about a little girl who likes to pretend she's a nurse!  She is now obsessed with it.
We also got a book for Christmas which is a Mercer Mayer book about what to be when you grow up.  The book describes all the things you can be when you grow up.  I caught her pretending to read it by just looking at the illustrations.  I love it.  I want her to be really smart!  She's so imaginative!  I will never say no to buying a book!

She got a big bed after Christmas as well as some more things to make her room even more girly!  

I'm amazed every weekend when Ella arrives with what she knows, what she says, and how big she is!  It's a sad that she has to grow up!  She's amazing!


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