We hope all of you had a happy Halloween! We sure did! It was a par-tae :0) To start, Ella and Daddy had a stay home day together. We woke up and found Ella playing with her big owl in her bed. We give her our little halloween treat and then Mommy got ready for work! They walked me out with the handy dandy pumpkin flashlight and Ella waved bye bye to send me off!
Ella was a butterfly this year. She was only 3 weeks old last Halloween so this was our first trick or treating adventure. She even learned how to say "boo" just in time for the big day.
First we drove to Coppell to visit our friends. Our first stop was at our dear friends, Scott and Marci's house. Our first official trick or treating stop! Call us crazy, but we were super excited about this :)
Kate had just woken up from her nap just in time for the friends to visit. She wasn't dressed yet, but for the record, she was going to be a lamb :0)
We watched to see what she would go for to decide if our night would be successful or not and...SCORE!!! She went for the chocolate!
After Scott, Marci, and Kate's house, we were off to see Nit and Terry. Ella was so excited as soon as we pulled in the driveway. She knew just where she was at! She was waving as she was walking to the door before anyone had even come out yet :)
The only problem is that she thought we were taking her to Nit's house to stay for the day. She definitely cried when we were leaving and trying to take her with us! We tried not to take it personal. She clung to Terry's neck in tears! We are so happy to have someone to take care of Ella that loves her so much and that she loves so much too!
Nit had made Ella a special bag just for her...
"Ok Mom and Dad, you can leave now, I'm with Terry and ready to play!"
Then, after all of our Coppell stops, we were off to McKinney! We just decided to trick or treat the entire metroplex this year :) So here we are at Matt and Heathers. We were thier first trick or treater in their new home!
They even had bubbles for Ella and yummy suckers...as you can see, Ella enjoyed the sucker immensely! This is the life!
After Matt and Heather's house, we went to Mike and Elise's house. We grilled out and refueled with a yummy dinner. Then we hit it for round 2 in their neighborhood.
Ella definitely banged on their door. The butterfly says, "open up!"
When we got home, we had an Ella Palooza. Mike and Elise wanted to have a little party since they couldn't be at Ella's all the way in Arkansas. They ordered a yummy cake from my new favorite bakery, and they gave Ella the most wonderful gift ever! Elise had cross-stitched Ella's name and Ella's verse. This is the verse that Mike and I found for her. It was the verse we prayed over her on the night she was born and it was the verse we used in her baby dedication. We sang happy birthday and then the beautiful butterfly went to bed! Mommy and Daddy stayed up and played games and vegged out until about 1:00 with Mike and Elise. It was a great Halloween! Thanks Uncle Mike and Aunt Elise for treating us and our baby girl and for a great night!
Ok, this next few pics are just little updates since I didn't get to blog much last week...
This is Ella's pig. She goes through stages of clinging to certain things and we are waiting to see what will eventually stick. Right now, it is her Mon Calin pink pig. When she wakes up, she immediately goes to find her pig. When we get ready to leave the house, she gets her pig!
This is early one morning last week when we were about to leave the house to go to Nits.
Working hard on her laptop...now that is a look of concentration!
And last but not least...Ella's new favorite hobby! Now that she is walking, she has developed a new love for the great outdoors :0) She LOVES to go outside! She will bang on our front door when she is ready to play outside. It is nice because Mike and I can sit on the swing and Ella can just toddle around and do her thing. She is fascinated with acorns! We just have to watch so she doesn't try to taste test the acorns :)
Sorry for the long post...it was such an eventful night and we had tons to share! If you haven't already, check out the video of Ella in the post below...hilarious!