The Birthday Princess

Today is Ella’s seventh birthday, and we’ve been celebrating since this morning. She’s enjoyed some special treats throughout the day, and expects even more this weekend at her birthday party. I guess you could say we spoil her. But we don’t see it that way. We’re celebrating her life, which is something we don’t take… Continue reading The Birthday Princess

Birth of a Saleswoman

I’ve not posted on the exploits of Ella in good while, so I thought I share her latest adventure with you. As you might recall, she started Kindergarten this year, and so far she’s loved every minute. At least, I think she has. I wouldn’t know – she won’t talk about school. It’s like she’s… Continue reading Birth of a Saleswoman

Life Lesson’s From Ella’s Second Day of School

Yesterday, Ella’s first day of school, was an amazing success. Not only did she love her time in the classroom, I managed to get through the day without tears (though apparently several people who read my blog were not so fortunate). So it was when we went to bed last night, Ella declared, “I’m ready… Continue reading Life Lesson’s From Ella’s Second Day of School

Ella’s First Day: The Movie

I’ve made the build up to Ella’s first day of school a tad bit dramatic, according to my wife. So it’s only fair that, on the heels of such an accusation, I offer some proof of just how dramatic the day was. If you’re not a movie fan, then feel free to read the book… Continue reading Ella’s First Day: The Movie

Miss Ella Goes to Kindergarten

Ella started school today. I woke up at six, got the coffee going, staggered around a little bit. The anxiety level was low, in part because of the unbelievably early hour. I heard Rachel scuttling around, getting ready for the big morning, and around 6:15 I went into Ella’s room and woke her up. “What… Continue reading Miss Ella Goes to Kindergarten