Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What can I say? It's only funny because you know you've done it. These pictures were taken about the time that we started to potty-train Maya, before the time when underwear were merely stretchy-cottony things that you used to cover up your privvies. They were magical-morphing hats that could make you more than just a toddler, frustrated to be walking around in your own poo, they could make you be anything you wanted to be. So, I thought, why not? Hence the center picture. Unfortunately, the magic only works if you are under the age of three.
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Baby Ella

Our first family picture with Ella (Ella two weeks)...I think she's lovin' the Baby Bjorn.
Ella discovers that she's got sweet huge hands. (love the possessed eyes, too.)
Kind've a smile after her first day at church. Also, her first time being forced to wear matching dresses with her sister.
Our sweet baby's first smile...Please realize that this is a hotel and do not assume that this is my glorious comforter. I have better taste than this.

We wanted to share a few pictures of our sweet little Ella with everyone as many have not even gotten to meet her yet. I hope you enjoyed them. Ella is an amazing little girl and such a blessing to our family.
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Watch out for alligators.
Maya walks to the water's edge and the ducks start to gather...
Look, I can even feed them with my back turned...what, never turn your back on an aggressive gander?

We have a great duck pond that is in our subdivision. It was a gorgeous day a few weeks back and the kids and I decided to take a walk over. It appears that Maya was the only participant that day but really we are all there. Foster kept chasing his frisbee out of the camera's range, and Ella was sleeping in her stroller. I wish that you could capture the vision of how aggressive the ducks are. When you show up with bread (or even without), they hunt you down. We finally had to run away which was a glorious vision for all of our new neighors to see. Me, Maya, Foster (unwilling), and sleeping child in stroller. We are grateful to live in such a great area.
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