We had a wonderful trip to California. Ella did wonderful on the plane! You would have never known she was even on a plane. She probably did better than Mommy did. Ha! And let me just say I am so proud of my baby girl. She was ripped from a daily routine that she was used to and she had to nap on the go and went to bed way late every night and she didn't so much as whine. She was a real trooper and just went with the flow.
The wedding was beautiful. It was on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Scroll down and you can see some of the pictures. Congratulations Jillian and Angelo! We wish you guys the very best!
We also made a trip to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Dr. Boy did we stick out like sore thumbs. No celebrity sightings. :( We also went to the beach so that Ella could stick her feeties in the sand and water. The water was a little chilly so as soon as she hit it she started screaming. So we'll try it again in June when we go to Hilton Head.
And our last day there we headed to Disneyland. We had a great time riding rides, etc. Ella even got to ride a couple. But towards the end of the day she had gotten some sunscreen in her eye. It made her eye red, a little swollen, and she had some blotchiness on that side of her face. Poor baby! So off we go to the first aid station to get it washed out with some saline. She just laid there and let the lady squirt saline all in her eye. She didn't even flinch nor did she even cry! She was absolutely amazing the whole trip and we just could not be prouder of her. Looks like she's going to be our little traveler.
First trip to Disneyland...first trip to the first aid station
Not too sure about the dark Pinnochio ride at Disneyland
Pacific was a little too cold for her liking
Much better now that she's in Daddy's arms
Look at that view!
By this point she was tired of pictures
Ella and PaPa
The Leach Family
Ella waiting for the wedding to start
Hanging out with Aunt Leah after her bath
Daddy and Ella
How much did you say that was!?! (Rodeo Dr)
The boys pimpin' it on Rodeo
Sitting in the big girl seat on the way to get the rental car
1) We just celebrated Daddy's 31st birthday last Sunday (5/4). We had a great day even though Daddy was working at the fire station. We brought him his cake and presents. We want to thank Jeremy for being an awesome father and husband! He is an absolutely wonderful person and Ella is so lucky to have him as her father! Thank you, honey, for everything you have done for us...we love you!!!
2) Ella had her 9 month doctors appointment this past Tuesday...I know... can you believe its been 9 month's already? Anyway, she's doing great! She weighs 20 lbs 12 oz. and is 28.5 inches long. She's in the 90th percentile in weight and 95th percentile in height. So she's our growing girl!
3) And then we celebrated Mommy's first Mother's Day. What a wonderful day it was!! Even though Daddy was working, he managed to make Mommy's day a wonderful, family day on that Saturday. We went to the zoo and just had fun! Mommy even got a massage and pedicure out of it. Thank you Jeremy for making my day so special with Ella. I love you with all my heart and thank you so much for being a wonderful father to our Ella. I couldn't ask for anything more! We are so lucky to have you!
For Jeremy and Brianna's Mom's for Mother's Day(Ella's Nannie, MeMe, NeNe, and Na-Na), I know...talk about confusing...we took Ella to Paint-A-Piece and had her hand print put on a tile. Here are some pictures from that.
4) And then we leave on Friday for my cousin's wedding in California. Please pray for our family as we travel. Also this is Ella's first plane ride ( which is 4 hours long) so please pray that she enjoys it and it all goes well. I will post pictures as soon as we get back.
Let me just say...Ella just adores her Uncle J and he just loves her too. He will come over just to visit with her. Anyway he got in a hurry one day and this is how I found her...backwards in her walker...too funny!!!!