A Whole Lot of Ella

Have I mentioned before how much I love my child?

She is at the most adorable stage, where she’s saying lots of words and doing all sorts of funny things. She makes me laugh every day.

Now comes the part where I force you to look at many many pictures of her. You’re welcome. All taken on my phone, so the quality is ridiculously high (you’re doubly welcome).

I’ll start you off easy with a picture of her at Target where I handed her a felt Easter basket and when I heard her laughing, turned around to see she’d put it around her neck.

Ella loves to cook. Landen made her this apron.

 Also, that oven mitt? She pulled it out on her own and put it on. I love that it goes up to her shoulder.

 Those little hands KILL me.

Ella is crazy about Buddy Bucks at HEB. As soon as we get to the register, she asks the cashier for them and when we get to the machine, her hands are shaking so much she can hardly feed the bucks in. 

This picture makes my mom’s heart sing – she’s been holding out hope for a curly haired grandchild ever since it was evident that all her five children had hair so straight you could use it as a ruler. 

 Very brave to do the big slide alone.

And a rainy, cold day doesn’t stop her. 

Ralphie gave her this bowl of ice cream when we were over for dinner a few weeks ago. Ella didn’t want ANY to go to waste.

Sometimes she just looks goofy. Here’s the aftermath of a marathon nap – sweaty hair and lines all over her face. 
And we’ll finish this off with a few of my favorite Instagram pictures of her. Bubbles at the library, pink mittens and pigtails. How could I not love this little girl?

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  • Reply Mrs. Doolittle April 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Thanks for sharing these. The red slide is my favorite. I am enjoying having a little one vicariously since my little one is 28. Still the joy of my life, but it's not quite the same.

  • Reply Saskia April 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Yay, Ella pictures! Until I can have my own kids, I satisfy my maternal urges by looking at other people's pictures. So thanks.

  • Reply Señora H-B April 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    She is so wonderful! I love seeing your pictures of her. I also love, love, love reading about how much joy she brings into your life. I am sure that parenting is a huge challenge, but you really seem to excel at it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Jeanelle April 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    You're right. She really IS the cutest girl ever. Loved seeing these.

  • Reply Jenny April 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm


  • Reply Erica April 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    My cold, childless heart has just melted to bits looking at these photos. She is so beautiful!

  • Reply Laura {a spoonful of joy} April 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    that first picture of her cracking herself up is just precious!!! 🙂

  • Reply emandtrev April 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    She is **adorable!!** I love the oven mitt. My little gals love them too. 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie Lee April 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    She is just darling. She has such a sweet personality. I love her little laugh!

  • Reply Jess April 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    She is SO cute. I love her too!

  • Reply Becca April 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Oh my gosh, she is darling. I thinks he looks just like you! What a cutie. You must have so much fun. 🙂 The tiny apron makes me want to have a girl!

  • Reply Meg April 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    This post makes me SO excited to have my own little girl in a few months. I hope she's as adorable and delightful as yours!

  • Reply Chrissie April 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    You have such a cute daughter! All of the photos are great, but that first one? Hysterical. I love it!

  • Reply Emily Kate April 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I love this. She is such a sweetheart!

  • Reply Jenae April 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    She had me at hello. We need to get her and Eli together and then the cuteness would over power the Earth's gravitational pull and finally every thing would officially revolve around them.


  • Reply Merrick April 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    She is so darling…I miss her!!

  • Reply Kimberly F. April 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I cannot handle the cute!

  • Reply Jessica April 18, 2012 at 3:00 am

    You are assaulting my uterus. Agh cutest child to exist…

  • Reply Jenn April 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I love the cooking pictures! Is she eating brown sugar by the spoonful? 🙂

  • Reply Operation Pink Herring April 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    She is so precious it makes my heart want to burst! It makes me so look forward to the coming months with Hannah. (The oven mitt. I die.)

  • Reply Bethany April 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Bring her to meeee!!!!

  • Reply Anna April 19, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I have been waiting for lots and lots of pictures of her–Thanks!! She is adorable. I hope I get to meet her soon!

  • Reply Lisa April 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Oh my! She's just adorable beyond words. The spontaneous laughing like at Target! Big slides! (LE just went down the big one on her own this week. It wasn't really intentional on my part, but she was in a hurry and I couldn't get myself in place fast enough.) I wish I had more patience in the kitchen, I usually just want to do it myself.

  • Reply Jillian April 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    So adorable!!

  • Reply Monica April 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Cutest child ever! (Don't tell Clara.)

  • Reply Jodi April 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    She is so beautiful I can hardly stand it! I understand the curly hair thing, I don't know why, but I just hope so badly to have one (probably because I always wished my hair was curly)

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