Just When You Thought You Were Safe

I know you were thinking you dodged a bullet, not having to be subjected to a gazillion pictures of Ella’s First Christmas.

Wrong. You will pay your dues like everyone else. (I have no idea what these dues are).

Ella is horrified that you might not want to look at pictures of her. I mean, really. 

Meeting Bart’s mom for the first time (this darling dress was sent to me by a lovely blog reader who just had her own baby this past week). Also, Ella can rotate her head a ridiculous number of degrees.

Introducing Ella to Bart’s little nieces (that one in the leopard print? I met her on my and Bart’s first date. I’ve loved her ever since).
Ella has a LOT of cousins from Bart’s side of the family (she’s number 17).
And only one cousin on my side. (Pay no attention to the two darling blond girls).
We tried to give Ella a little culture by taking her to an art exhibit, but she snoozed through the entire trip PLUS a trip to J Dawgs.

 Breakfast before driving back to Las Vegas. Italian french bread with cinnamon syrup and marscapone cheese. Oh yes, I married into the right family. 
One last picture before we left behind the snow. 
Ella probably feels like she spent the entire trip in this contraption. Sorry. 
 Did I ever get tired of saying “Who’s got the bear bum?” No, I did not. 
“Give me the toys!”

 With Auntie Landen
 My hair is very long these days.

 A little Owl Babies reading with Grancie.
I feel like this Christmas morning with Grandad could use a little music. “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. . . “

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  • Reply Lexilooo January 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love the bear bum jammies!

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife January 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    She's such a cutie! How wonderful for her to grow up in a family so filled with cousins.

    Your hair IS long – but very, very pretty!

  • Reply jpetroroy January 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Both you and your baby are ridiculously cute 😉

    And those bear pajamas are spectacular.

  • Reply Katie Rich January 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Glad to pay my dues. She is adorable.

  • Reply Elsha January 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    She's such a cutie! And I love that bear bum!

  • Reply Jess January 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Oh, baby pictures NEVER get old. Looks like it was a wonderful holiday!

  • Reply Mrs. Doolittle January 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    And here I was feeling deprived of Ella Christmas photos! Those bear pajamas are amazingly cute! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply jillian January 11, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Oh yay! The dress looks so cute on her!! 🙂

  • Reply Packrat January 11, 2011 at 3:41 am

    So glad you shared. Such beautiful, happy looking children.

  • Reply Kay January 11, 2011 at 3:59 am

    It is ABOUT time….. I didn't think you'd had a Christmas!!!! What are you thinking… OF COURSE we want to see pics of Ella – all day – everyday!!!! (I wish we had been in San Diego this weekend for ALA ;( )

  • Reply Mad Hadder January 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Ooooh. Carl Bloch. I'm headed there later this month. My beautiful granddaughter Clara spent Christmas in Las Vegas too. Did you meet her???

  • Reply Jenae January 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    It was so fun to see you guys in Vegas. I'm glad that we made it happen. Cute kid!


  • Reply Chelsea January 11, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Cute Cute! Her head DOES turn extremely far! I love her little bear pjs, what a cute little baby

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy January 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    "Bear bum!!!"

  • Reply McCulloch Moments January 12, 2011 at 3:36 am

    She is SO adorable!! I love all of the pics, keep 'em coming! See you soon 🙂

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