Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I'm really starting to fill up this chair. It won't be long before I can hold the sign myself. And then it won't be long before I can make the sign myself. And then it won't be long before I can take the picture myself. And then I won't need my parents anymore!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Amazingly, Daddy got a pic with us both looking at the camera and smiling (sorta!)
Luca's dad Tony tried holding me for a little while to see what it's like having a big girl in your arms but I wasn't having it. I might be a little scared of heights. 6"7' is a long ways off the ground!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Today my friend Oscar from playgroup had his first birthday party. Don't let the blur fool you -- it wasn't a kegger or anything. Daddy left his camera at home (that's a first!) so Mommy had to use her new blackberry to take pics.
I broke out another fab outfit from Josh and Katie for the occasion. These overalls have a little reindeer attached to the front pocket. I used it to lure the birthday boy into my trap. He was blitzen, er... smitten.
Once the hats came out, the party was officially on and on til the break of... 6pm.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Finally got to meet my Dirty Uncle Reigs (of Look2U fame) today. We had fun playing and pointing. Recognize that quilt in front of us? Shawn got that for Mom and Dad as a wedding gift. It's one-of-a-kind from the Amish/Mennonite community in Ohio. I hope I get to visit Amish Paradise some day.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Daddy's been teaching me to play the bongos. Not sure where I picked up the jazz percussion technique with the beat and slide across the skin -- that's a true Ellie original. I seem to be favoring my right hand so Daddy's call that I'm a lefty might not be right.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Today, we went to Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo with my girlfriend, Kate, and her parents, Jeff and Caroline. Uncle D and almost-Aunt T came along too.
You might say, it was an enlightening experience.
Uncle D made sure I had a good view. Reminds me of a joke (pretty sure Great-Uncle Denny first told me this one)... a blind man walks into a store with his seeing eye dog and makes his way to the middle of the aisle. Suddenly, he grabs his dog by the tail and starts waving it around like a lasso. Immediately a clerk rushes over and says, "Excuse me sir, what are you doing? Is there a problem?" "Nope," says the blind man, "I'm just having a look around."
The Ape house was very educational. I learned about the Homo Erectus.
I also learned how babies were made.
Daddy and Jeff were kind of matchy matchy with their black coats and YouTube hats.
Kate and I were also matchy matchy with our 18 layers and red noses.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Lately, I've been getting into all sorts of new music and movies... literally. Today it's the Dixie Chicks Shut Up and Sing DVD.
Now that I'm crawling around, Mommy and Daddy might want to think about babyproofing these, ahem, Wide Open Spaces.