The happyfamily has been uber-busy this summer. Lots of big and wonderful changes all while Ella continues to grow and grow and grow.
It's amazing what an intelligent little quirky conversationalist Ella has become. She catches mispronunciations, new words in conversations and anything else that comes her way. Absolutely amazing. So here's what we've been up to.
Lot's of splashing:
Silly goofing around the house:
Fun weekend mornings at the farmer's market -- picking out mushrooms, tomatoes and trying goat cheese to our hearts delight:
Then moving to a NEW BEAUTIFUL AWESOME house:
And saying a fond farewell to the memories of our old place:
Having fun in a loaner GM Acadia (thanks Chevy!!) - specifically freaking out over the beautiful DVD / flip down screens for Wallace & Gromit viewing:
We spent last weekend at Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park in the lovely Grapevine, TX. The lodge's PR team invited us out to check out their digs - which was pretty swell as we certainly didn't have this on our weekend adventure list as of yet.
Ella had a great time - even as a shortie toddler (they are very strict on height requirements for their slides) there were moooore than enough things to do. In fact, with the exception of the 3 giant adult slides that were open, Ella did everything!
The weekend was a bit eye opening from a mommy perspective - watching her climbing, jumping and exploring, all things I'm used to her doing at the playground on any given weekend. But watching homeslice stand in line on her own for a (really quite large) water slide - and then slide down all by herself... holy cow.
We had a fun time, it's something we've never experienced before and we loved watching Ella in the water. Our stay lasted less than 24 hours and I don't know how much longer we could have lasted - we were all pooped by the end of 2 rounds of swimming and playing - kudos to the GWL warriors who stay a week :)