Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bought Me an Ella

When I got home from the grocery store the other day, Ella had a blast with one of the paper bags. Isn't it amazing how they can have more fun with a box or wrapping paper or bags then with whatever came in those things?


Her little self climbed in the bag and Heath pretended like he brought her home from the store.

She is SO much fun!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Pumpkin Waffles

The preschool that Ella was in last year and this year has a tradition the week before Thanksgiving that involves the director of the school making pumpkin waffles for all the kids. I can not tell you how much Ella loves these. She talks about them for weeks. In fact, another parent who had helped with the waffle making, stopped me in the hall when I was picking Ella up and told me that Ella had seconds and wanted thirds. I thought, are you sure you got the right kid? Because getting my Ella to eat is sometimes like pulling teeth. This girl just doesn't like to sit and eat.

So when she told me that I had an idea. At that moment I knew we needed to implement a new tradition into our family. I love traditions and was excited to start this one.

I decided that for Thanksgiving morning every year from here on out, we would start our day with Thanksgiving waffles. And it was very convenient for me that her school gave each kid a copy of the recipe! :-)

They were yummy!!! If you would like, I can definitely pass on the recipe to y'all!

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thanksgiving '10

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! It was pretty low key, which was nice because Heath had to work Thanksgiving day for a bit. So Ella and I, joined my parents at my uncle's house in Mansfield. It's always so fun. We ate good food, played games and Ella got to play with her 2 cousins that she LOVES!!

Ella with her Great Grandparents!

Ella and Cousin Tiffany!

Sweet cousins Zach & Ethan!

Words can not express how much I love these next pictures! I just think my grandparents are the sweetest, most precious people ever! And I think these pictures are the cutest pictures I've ever seen.

I could just cry at how in love they are with each other! I pray that Heath and I are exactly like them when we have been married that long.

This is my granddad trying to give my grandma a kiss! It was so cute!

Can you tell that I can't find the words since I keep saying cute, precious, sweet? I haven't used adorable yet! :-)

They really are the rock of this family. My granddad is still a preacher at his church. I think he just always will be. They love the Lord and they taught their children to love the Lord. Who taught their children to love the Lord and we are teaching Ella to love the Lord. The legacy they are leaving is priceless and I am so thankful.

Ella and Ethan had a little bit of outdoor time. It was 35 degrees this day, so I lasted long enough to get a few pictures and run back inside. Ella and Ethan didn't last much longer.

My mom and dad so sweetly washing all the dishes for us!

When we got home that evening, daddy was off work and Ella was done with the long, hard day of playing. So this was just the perfect ending to the day! So sweet.

It was a great day!! LOTS to be thankful for!

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