Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ella Turns Three

My first born turned three today. What a big year it's been for her! Allow me to recap some of her accomplishments.

This year Ella:

learned how to use the potty... most of the time (A Really Crappy Day, Personal Port-O-Potty);

saw her first movie on the big screen, and loudly gave a running commentary of the whole thing, just in case anyone in the theater couldn't figure out what was going on;

was a flower girl in a good friend's wedding, where she insisted upon carrying a florescent plastic pony down the aisle and yelled as she approached my pew, "Mommy, I'm almost done!";

actually grew some hair (which her sister now pulls out by the handful) and got her first haircut

started sleeping in a big girl bed, and makes it her life's goal to vacate it at the most inopportune times(While you were sleeping, While you weren't sleeping);

got a baby sister, whom she calls her "best friend";

learned about the Easter Bunny (Regarding the Easter Bunny);

started drawing people with actual heads, from which arms and legs sprout;

lightened the load during a very difficult time (Parting Gift, Mother's Day);


was a joy and a blessing in our lives, for whom we will alway be grateful.

We love you, baby girl!


  1. YAY Ella!! Happy birthday! We can't wait to celelbrate with you back here ;-)

  2. Happy Birthday Pie! Three is where all the kewl kidz hang out.

  3. your little girl is so cute!!! i love your hats in the photo!

  4. Happy 3rd Birthday Ella! You look like a monkey and you smell like one too! We love you- Nemo, and your friends in Ohio