Archive of ‘Ella’ category

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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…

Ella at 4 years old! (I need to break down her personality to you guys in a whole other post. SHE. IS. A. CHARACTER)

Testing, testing…

Testing 1,2,3 Does this still work? Anybody still out here? Wow. So much has happened since I jotted down my first post 5 years ago. And even more during my 2 year blogging hiatus after I moved back to Kenya. Do I have a valid excuse for my blogging sabbatical? No. Have I missed you […] Read more…

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Potty Time!

The first time I tried to potty train Ella was a few months ago, right before her 2nd birthday. I looked her straight in the eye and said, “Look kiddo, you are a grown ass woman. This diaper business ends today” And that was that. Well, not exactly, but that was the gist of the […] Read more…

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Happy Halloween

Hurray for the change of seasons! Listen, I love the summer and all, but that heat? It was beginning to get to me. I had missed my fuzzy socks and knee-high boots and hot drinks from Starbucks. And unlike the Winter (which I detest with every fiber of my being), I find Fall to be […] Read more…

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On the Farm

Ella is fearless when it comes to animals. Also? I think she was a farmer in a previous life. We took her to see some farm animals this summer and I’m pretty sure that given a choice, she would have chosen to live with them permanently.   She also took it upon herself to offer […] Read more…

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What’s Cooking?

Ella has a love/hate relationship with her little play kitchen. Luckily, it was all love on this day; she spent a good chunk of time wearing oven mitts and lovingly pottering around with her pans. On the other hand, when their relationship is rocky (for reasons known only to her) she systematically hurls all her […] Read more…

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High Five!

Ella’s love for inanimate objects knows no bounds. She will offer her hearty salutations to just about anything – spoons, cars, books – ANYTHING!   Last week, she walked up to a statue, held her hand up high and shouted, “High five!”   She stood there for a while with her hand suspended high above […] Read more…

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