Thursday, September 18, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Congress was on recess for the month of August. They are back in session for the month of September, then will adjourn once again for October so that the members can go back to their respective states and campaign. What does this mean? Probably not a whole lot for those of you who live outside of the DC beltway. For me…it means I am very very busy! Which explains why I haven’t posted in a while. Bear with me. After September things should slow down a bit.

Ella is still an adorable and funny kid! She has recently learned the phrase “What’s that?” So if she sees anything that she wants to examine closer, or if she doesn’t know what it is, she’ll point and say “What’s that?” She has also mastered the skill of calling for her daddy. If she and I are in the basement playing and she knows that her dad is in the house, she’ll crawl to the bottom of the stairs and yell “Daddy” (although it sounds more like daayy). If we go outside to wait for Daddy to come home from class, she will yell while we’re waiting.

The best development we’ve had is that the hair on the top of Ella’s head is finally long enough to put in a little ponytail. It is so cute! She resembles Pebbles Flintstone. I tell Joe all the time that I was put on this earth to be the mom of a little girl. I love having a daughter! I love that I can put her in lace socks every day and cute Mary Jane shoes! I love that she has 15 bows in every color! I love that I can put her hair in a little ponytail and wrap a ribbon around it! I love that her closet is mostly full of pink and ruffles! I love having a little girl! I’d love a boy too, don’t get me wrong, but girls are so much fun to dress up! I know the day will come when Ella won’t let me dress her up in frilly things anymore, so I have to take advantage of it now. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m trying to instill independence in Ella, so I let her pick out her own clothes when I’m around, and at night she picks out her own jammies. Her favorites are, of course, the blue ones with doggies. I know they are for boys, but that’s another great thing about having a girl. Girls can wear blue and no one thinks anything of it. Boys can’t wear pink and ruffles.

As you can see, I changed things around a bit and updated the blog. I figure since Ella is growing up so much, we might as well grow with her.


Curby Alexander said...

Hey Katie,

I love the design of the blog. Very hip and fitting for Ella. I also like the birthday widget that tells exactly how old she is. I may add one of those to our blog. Hang in there during this crazy busy month.

Anonymous said...

Your house is beautiful! congratulations! I'm quite jealous of the trees and grass in your back yard! I hope you are mostly unpacked and settled. Also, I like the look of your updated blog. That's a cute story about how Ella yells for her daddy when you're waiting for him to come home. I hope we get to meet her someday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,

The new blog design is very pretty and appropriate for a growing little girl for sure! Thanks for keeping us posted. Am sure Ella's little ponytail is adorable!

Karen Johnson