Baby No More
Hard to believe that over a year has passed since we last posted here. Obviously, our little girl has changed nearly as much as our lives have. Little Ella left Ohio still an infant, just learning how to eat baby food and mashed bananas. Eleven months later, she returned to Ohio a full-blown toddler.
As you can see at right, she is now simply a little girl. Ella loves to color with her crayons and Color Wonder markers, to play kitchen and pretend to cook. She's fairly adept at feeding herself with a fork, and can work a spoon surprisingly well (provided whatever she's eating is thick, like yogurt!). With both Mom and Dad back to work at the same time for the first time in her life, Ella began going to her babysitter in August. Thankfully, she transitioned to this new experience extremely well.
Recently, Ella got to go with Mommy and Daddy to a local pumpkin farm to get some pumpkins. She had a blast! There were animals to see and lots of pumpkins to try to pick up. Of course, Ella struggled to handle pumpkins larger than her. Eventually, she found a pumpkin just her size.