The BeeBop

The other day it was brought to my attention that there have not been pictures of the child on my blog in many moons. And. . .this is true. In fact, the last pictures of Ella on the blog (aside from the one of us at the Gypsy Picnic) were in early September, after we returned from our trip to Dallas.

One of the reasons that pictures are becoming more scarce is that anytime I whip out the big camera, I end up with about thirty pictures that look like this:

So there is that.

But, to satisfy the one person who noticed her absence, here is my darling child in all her only-her-mother-cares glory:
 Ella was mega-grumpy this day, so Bart took her to the pool after work, while I finished dinner. Bless him.
Our neighbor has these funny little fake flowers and we cannot walk by without Ella stopping to touch them.
Dressed up for the BYU game (we didn’t have the heart to tell her that BYU lost and probably will continue to do so many many times over the course of her life).
At a little petting zoo by the library. Ella was enthralled
Ella’s favorite thing at the library. There are three of these little computers and she climbs up and down all of them.
A little exploring at the new downtown plaza. 
Trying on new shoes at Target. She was so hilariously excited about them and kept pulling pairs off the shelf for us to put on her.
 Last week, about thirty seconds before she pitched forward and scuffed up her whole face.
 Bart is a nursery leader at church now, which means Ella can go with him. This is a happy day for everyone.
I love this little girl.  

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  • Reply Jenny October 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    how awesome are those baby flip flops?!?

  • Reply Camille October 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you for not being one of those moms who puts her baby girl in a skanky baby bikini.

    Also – she's adorable. Really, really, really cute. 🙂

  • Reply Lisa October 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Adorable. I think my favorite is the Target one. LE is also in love with shoes "Shewwwwwws" and she know when it's a "fancy" pair and gets extra excited.

  • Reply Mrs. Doolittle October 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I've been missing them.

  • Reply preethi October 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Oh my, do I love these pictures. Also, we got called as nursery leaders a few months ago, when Nat was about 9 months old. Let's just say that it was the very best thing ever.

  • Reply Miriam October 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I hope that's not Bart's leg at nursery! Darling photos….have fun with your mom and family this weekend:)

  • Reply Allison Hansen October 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    So cute! The transition to nursery was a glorious day of relief for us — then they called me to be the nursery leader the very next week! Ah, well. I actually love it!

  • Reply Elsha October 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Both my kids are in nursery right now. It's a happy, happy time.

    And thank you for all the pictures of your little doll. I missed them too, even if I didn't say anything.

  • Reply smalldog October 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Those CHEEKS are just delicious! She's a cutie.

  • Reply Lady Susan October 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    At least you have pictures taken during the interim. I have long stretches where I don't think to take pictures. Or I don't have a camera available. And it is almost impossible to get the moments that are most memento worthy.

  • Reply Rachel October 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Yea, I love pictures of Ella!! Jilly loves the computers at the library too. I'm always afraid she'll do some permanent damage and they'll ban us- what a tragedy that would be.

  • Reply Creole Wisdom October 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    She's darling! I love all her little outfits and the first photo is my favorite. What a cute girl 🙂

  • Reply Monica October 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    What a doll! She has the dearest little outfits too. It's clear that she loves her mommy!

  • Reply Melinda October 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    She's yummy. And all her shoes are so adorable!!!

  • Reply Angella October 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    She's getting so big! And she just keeps getting cuter! I didn't think it was possible. 🙂

  • Reply Jenny October 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Ah, yes, she's already obsessed with shoes. 😉

  • Reply Katie Rich October 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    She looks so grown up! Such a beautiful little girl.

  • Reply Becca October 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Oh Janssen she is so darling!!

  • Reply Karen October 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    So do we. And we loved the pictures. She is really growing up fast!

  • Reply megan October 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I was kind of thinking the same thing. Glad to see more of her. She is so darling!

  • Reply Emily Kate October 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    She's such a doll. I was missing seeing her cute face too!

  • Reply Olivia October 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I was missing her pictures too. Unfortunately when I only have a sec. I only check to see if there are a few of her. When I have more time I read through your posts. She is such a cutie and growing so fast. My little baby girl just turned 6 and it seems like it wasn't too long ago when she was at the at cute toddle age. Enjoy her.

  • Reply Stephanie T October 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Cute pictures! I just had to comment and let you know that if ya'll move into our ward we would gladly call you or Bart into our Nursery. Considering we have the amazing Ralphie in there, I think that is quite a draw!

  • Reply Merrick October 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I miss that baby girl!

  • Reply Lexilooo October 29, 2011 at 12:17 am

    so sweet!

  • Reply craftyashley October 30, 2011 at 4:27 am

    That girl is THE CUTEST.

  • Reply Chelsea October 30, 2011 at 5:58 am

    I've gotta say it! I absolutely love her little cheeks! She's a cutie!

  • Reply Hawke October 31, 2011 at 2:21 am

    What a sweetheart. Thank you for the pictures. I will have to show the girls. I love that she loves shoes. I also love the picture of her in her little swim suit.

  • Reply Jillian October 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I know this may sound weird but sometimes, she and Lucy look a lot alike-their facial expressions, big eyes and hair are so similar. Moral of my comment? Our girls are adorable!

  • Reply heidikins October 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    That Target story warms my shoe-loving heart! 🙂


  • Reply Packrat November 2, 2011 at 2:46 am

    How did I miss this post!? Thanks for sharing your baby with us.

  • Reply KKortney44 February 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Oh…I miss her!!! I can't wait to visit, her and my Ella (haha) will just be best friends someday, I just know it!! =D

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