Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

Today is our anniversary and there is no better way than to spend it with our adorable daughter at the zoo!!  We had a weekend of fun family events.  Went to Moody Gardens to see the aquarium and rainforest and then the zoo today.  Ella slept through most of our trips (surprise!), but it was so funny to see her reaction to the animals when she was awake.  She seemed to like the fish the most because they were so colorful. 

We are already working with Ella on sign language and hoping she is following us.  She seems to love the sign language video and just talks to it while she watches.  The books say most babies won't start signing until 6 months, but we figure it can't help to start a few signs now. 

There isn't much else that's new, other than she seems to be growing by the minute!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012

Ella took her first trip this past week to NJ for her grandpa's jersey retirement.  She couldn't have been any better during the flights and the chaos of the vacation!  She got to meet her great grandpa, Uncle Nolan, Uncle Travis and Aunt Kristine.  She was talking up a storm to everyone and just full of smiles.  She also started sleeping a full 8 hours each night so Josh and I are hoping that continues now! 

As for the night of the jersey retirement I think she tried to steal the spotlight!  She finally woke up as we walked onto the ice and was just transfixed on all the lights!  Grandpa held her when they showed him on the big screen later and you would have thought Ella was famous!  When we walked down to the concourse to meet some friends we had random strangers asking to take her picture.  Of course Ella kept her arms around her face as though saying "please, no pictures...just too much paparazzi for me" :)