Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Sunday Best

Here's Ella all ready for church last Sunday. It was our last time in Rancho Santa Margarita

Our Last Weekly Trip to Disneyland

Since it was our last day, we were sure to hit our favorites: Small World (that Ella is enjoying in the above picture), the Sleeping Beauty Carousel (below), and Dumbo. There is a certain glaze of wonder that comes over little kids when they go on Small World--as they try to take it all in.

She just laughs when the carousel starts turning and points as the kids next to her go up and down.
While waiting in line this last time, she did not want to be held. She'd hold onto the bars (we love hand santizer) while we waited and then I'd help her walk along further up the line. Then she'd grap on to the railing again and watch Dumbo fly around. I am really going to miss watching her watch the wonder of this place. She makes it the happiest place on earth.

A Day at the Getty Museum

Here's Dad and Ella riding the tram up to the museum.

Ella loved walking around and looking at everything. I think her favorite part of the museum was the way that her voice echoed in the quiet, large rooms. She definately thought the place was too quiet.

The gardens and buildings were so beautiful. Here we are by one of the fountains near the entrance. This was towards the end of our visit. It was a hot, bright day and Ella was all partied out. She had a nice long nap on the drive back down from L.A. (after we stopped at Dee Dee Reese for cookies and ice-cream).

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Our Last Day at the Beach

Ella would crawl straight out to Catalina if we didn't stop her.

Tom isn't working this week, so we made a list of all the things we want to do one last time before we move. The beach was number one. We spent the day splashing, digging up crabs, eatting sand and grabbing Ella as she tried to crawl into every incoming wave.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Happy Birthday, Mommy

Happy 29th birthday to me. As my cousin Tara said, "If 30 is the new 20, then you're only 19!"

Look deeeeep into my eyes.

This is my current Ella favorite: She scrunches up her face so tight and then breathes in and out really fast through her nose.

The Happiest Place on Earth

We've had fun going to Disneyland every Thursdays for the last few weeks--trying to get our fill before we leave California.

One guess who the leader of our band is...

I'm pretty proud of this picture.

Ella favorite rides are the carousel, the Dumbo ride and of course Small World.