Ella took her first steps! When I picked her up from school today they told me she took 3 steps. That made Mommy very sad since I didn't get to see it, but then once we got home Ella did it again! I was really shocked since I wasn't expecting that and actually very teary. Anyway, I don't think she had any idea of what she was doing. Boy, are our lives about to get a whole lot busier with a little walking machine! Here we go......
She didn't want to look at the camera for nothing. Also make a note that her daddy dressed her after her bath.
Giving her baby doll kisses
Wow! What a day we had on Sunday. Ella had her first birthday party and it was great. She had sooooo many people come over. Thank you to everyone that came. You really made her birthday so special! She did pretty good with the cake. She is definitely a girl and didn't want to get too dirty. When it was all said and done she had icing all over her face, hands, and chest and was not too happy about it. But she had a great day and can't wait to do it again next year!
We all 3 survived!! Happy 1st birthday to our beautiful Ella. We can not believe that a year has passed already. This past year has been filled with joy, nervousness, scaredness, and excitement. But most of all it has been filled with so much love that we didn't even know existed within us. This little girl is the love of our lives and she has taught us so much about ourselves and each other. We can't imagine our lives without her. She is such a happy and loving baby. She is saying thank you (well more like "taa tuu"), blowing kisses, giving kisses on the lips (you know...the big, open mouth, sloppy kisses - which I might add are the best kind), dancing, and many others. Thank you, Ella Marie, for giving us one of the best years of our life. We love you with all our heart and are so glad and honored that God chose us to be your parents. Happy Birthday!!