Archive of ‘Ella’ category

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Back To School and Goodbye Nursery!

Come on kids, back to school! I loathed that Bata advert as a child. 80s kids will shudder at the memory of that iconic TV ad. It would immediately bring tears to our eyes because it confirmed the painful truth that school holidays were officially over. It was especially painful to hear that back to […] Read more…

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August Holiday 2016 is here!

The August school holiday is finally here! Let me tell you, with the changing of term dates and different schools closing on different weeks, it’s taken us quite a while to settle into this school holiday. But settling in we finally did! And as is tradition in this household, I recently created a daily activity […] Read more…

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The Big Sister

Ella had her last day of the school term yesterday. She was super excited because on the last day of school, the kids get to dress up in “home clothes” and have class parties. As usual, Ella opted to dress up like a pink fairy flare-up: pink dress, pink tights, pink hair beads, pink jacket […] Read more…

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This Is Ella’s Hair

This is Ella’s hair. My goal as her mom has always been to take care of it myself, with no outside help, and when she was a toddler, I could! Tiny matutas were perfectly fine. Loose mini ponytails were good for a week. Now that she’s older, she cares a lot more about how her […] Read more…

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Happy Birthday Ella!

Forgive me friends, for I have sinned and it has been WAY TOO LONG since my last confession blog post. The past two weeks have been absolute madness at work. However! Though I may be failing on the blogging side, I’m proud to report my absolute winning on the mommy side. Yay! Last week we […] Read more…

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Fake Swimming Time!

It’s bloody hot! Where, oh where is this El Nino that everyone keeps threatening us with? It’s been nothing but blistering dry heat lately, and what better way to cool down than with the good old tradition of fake swimming? Fake swimming is something I’ve been doing with Ella since she was a baby – […] Read more…

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Reading Time!

I am SO happy that Ella loves reading as much as I do. I’ve been reading to her from the moment she was born and to this day, it’s still one of our favorite bonding activities. Her nap and bedtime routine has remained the same since she was an infant: bath, book, bed. She even […] Read more…

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Bikes and Gang Signs

Ella just got her first bike! Yay for milestones! I remember the exact day when I got my first bike – a red BMX. I remember everything about that day too, right down to the green t-shirt and blue jeans that I was wearing when it arrived. Naturally, when Ella was presented with her bike, […] Read more…

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