Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Break So Far!

Before I get started on Spring Break, I have to share all of the new places I have found Ella's name! As most of you know, I love it when I find Ella's name out and about because I LOVE her name!! I love the way it looks and I love the way it sounds and I love it when I find it out and about. Before I had shown you "Olive Ellas" a pizza restaurant and "Ella Bleu" another restaurant and now I have found the best one because it is a fabulous baby boutique and this is her nickname and what we call her most of the time...Ella Bella!
She even has her own restaurant!
mmmm....ellalicious!

It's true!



We spent the first part of Spring Break visiting my and Ella's Uncle Jeff and Aunt Kim. It was great because my Uncle Jeff was off of work the whole time so we could all be together! All through my years growing up, I always took trips there to visit and have SO MANY special memories. It is really cool to see Ella getting to experience that now and I am excited about all of the ice skating and tea parties to come when she gets a little older. It was (and still is) a special part of my life and I'm glad Ella gets to experience that now too...and I'm glad that I can sorta re-live it through her!!
Last year when we took this trip, I ended up with a flat tire and a sick baby. To ensure that this year went much more smoothly, we took Ella to the doc for a check up, prayed for my tires, and brought a CD player to hopefully make the trip a little smoother for her. It is hard to strap down a very mobile 1 year old for 4 hours. And yes, that is classy duck tape holding it to the head rest :0) 

Shopping around...
Good ole crazy Uncle ElJeffy
Dressed in our Sunday best!
Jessica was the best babysitter EVER!! She went with Ella everywhere she decided to go and gave Mommy some time to relax and enjoy herself.

At the park...
The big cousins...
We had some teething troubles, hence the sad face, but it that was the worst thing that happened this weekend so I can't complain! You just never know with a baby...
This girl is LOVED...
Shopping around downtown...

We stopped at the chocolate shop and Ella got her very own chocolate covered marshmallow!
Go Hogs Go!!



This day we went to Ella's Deli for lunch! We found a park that had toddler sized toys so she could actually go play! It was great! I obviously didn't check the weather...it was quite warm and the best I could do was to take her tights off which didn't help much so we cooled off with ice cream afterwards...




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