Thursday, February 28, 2008


Oh, the perfect joy of an Oreo cookie.

We used to just give Ellie small pieces of the chocolate cookie part of the Oreo, but she has graduated to taking the full cookie from us. She scrapes off the white cream with her fingers till she can't get any more off that way. Then she starts to use her teeth to scrape it off, and gets the mushy chocolate cookie all over her face in the process. Afterwards, we head to the bath.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Ahhh, Donut!

Do you want to know how to wake up a sleepy 18-month-old? Offer her a chocolate donut for breakfast!!

Ellie has become quite the fan of the donut. When she knows they're in the fridge (we like our chocolate cold), she'll walk to the fridge, attempt to open the doors, and plead, "Nonut, Nonut, Nonut." How can you refuse that?

Friday, February 01, 2008

Snow Days!

Ellie got a great snow suit and boots for Christmas from Aunt Pam, so when we got some snow in February we were pretty excited (little did we know that that was just the beginning of lots and lots of snow and ice). It seemed like we spent as much time getting her dressed in the snow suit as we spent actually playing in the snow.
She had a little trouble walking in the suit, or putting her arms down for that matter. Rather reminiscent of Randy on A Christmas Story.
Her favorite part was definitely eating the snow. Since this was nice, newly fallen, fresh snow, we didn't stop her. However, next year we'll have to warn her about yellow snow.
I love this picture....A Grandpa and Granddaughter heading out for a sled ride.