Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pint-sized Swimming Pool

This weekend was absolutely GORGEOUS here in the PNW (Pacific Northwest), so Saturday we went out and bought a little inflatable pool for Ellis to play in. Since we have no yard, we had to put it up at Marie and Sefa's place. She loved it of course. I will post pictures of her weekend in the pool, but here is a picture from yesterday.

All she wanted to do once I picked her up is go to "JoeFeki's" and "go in the swimming pool". We had to pick Loni up at our house first and she didn't even want to do that:

Me: "okay, we have to go pick up Daddy"
Ellis: "NO! go to swimming pool. No Daddy".

Ahhh....the loyalties of a two year old. Anyway, it was freezing yesterday and overcast, but that didn't stop her from playing outside in the pool for about 40 minutes before she started to get cold. She is a trooper! Also, here is a video of her playing in her pool:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Little About Ellis

So Ellis has been growing up so quickly recently that I thought I would post a couple noteworthy things she does or has done:

- She loves to sing. Specifically any Disney princess theme songs. I downloaded 'A Whole New World' (Aladdin) and 'Part of Your World' (Mermaid) for her and that is all she wants to listen to in the car. She will mouth the words until she is comfortable with them and then she will sing them whenever and where-ever we are. There have been many times I have been wandering through the supermarket singing 'Mermaid' with her. She loves doing duets with her mommy.
- She loves to talk and repeat anything you say. She is quite the little chatterbox and will have random conversations with herself. Then she will start to laugh like a mad-man. She is crazy.
- She loves to call herself crazy, silly or funny. If you don't agree with her (that she is either crazy, silly or funny) she will fight with you until you admit she is one of them. It is so funny.
- The other day we were driving in the car and she says, "Mommy, I am breaking it down" and proceeded to dance like crazy in her car seat. She is so funny - I mean, where did she get that from?!
- She is getting very bossy. She likes to demand that you do things for her and she will whine until you either do it for her or put her in time out. Time out is becoming her best friend lately.
-When I tell her there is a baby in my tummy, she says "No, there is a baby in MY tummy".
-She is becoming very independent. She loves doing everything herself. She can put her pants on the majority of the time but she never gets them up over her butt. So she walks around with her butt hanging out of her pants.

So this is just a few things she does. There are tons more, but I don't want to bore anyone. :) We love her and are excited to see her grow up.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ellis the Beautician

Last night Ellis channeled her inner beautician and decided to do my hair. She sat on the couch for about 20 minutes just brushing my hair and telling me that I have 'princess hair'. After she tired of that, she decided to get creative with her barrettes (I had to google the spelling on barrette - how lame is that?!). Anyways, this was the outcome of my first beauty session with Ellis:

Ellis admiring her handiwork
Side view

Finished product.