Ellis Gets Her Lax On

4 08 2013

Gone Fishin’

4 08 2013

Ellis Does a Star Turn

21 07 2013

Soccer Ellis

10 07 2013


8 07 2013

Ellis at Work

21 06 2013

Ellis and the Water Monster

16 06 2013

Jogging after Boston

11 06 2013

Ellis wanted to go for a jog when we got back from Boston. So she got her outfit on (like her mother and sister she believes the outfit to be the most important part of exercise) got stretched and headed out. Other than some hat issues (and not making it past the end of the driveway) it went well.

Ellis Goes to Boston

8 06 2013


2 06 2013

So we were doing our usual bedtime ritual – finished watching a Dora followed by Ellis briefly acting like the entire world was crashing down upon her.

She just isn’t fond of the whole going to sleep thing. So she stalls. And stalls.

It always starts with the little fit but then matures into a series of less dramatic ploys. “I have to pee pee”. “Daddy I’m so thirsty.” “Why is that light on?” “I want Omah”. It’s a good time.

So anyway, we were through with all that and she was settling a bit, laying on her side next to me. The following conversation occurred:

ELLIS: Daddy – will you cuddle me?

ME: (Happy) Of course hun. How come? You scared or something?

ELLIS: ( Gentle smile) Not scared. I just like looking at your face when I go to sweep.

ME: (Suffused with a warm glow. Content and satisfied inside and out. Proud that I am raising this perfect little woman. Proud that she is so loving and affectionate. Proud that she is so open and emotionally giving. Proud Proud Proud.) I like your face too.


ELLIS: Daddy – um – can you get me an Oreo?

ME: ( Feeling slightly less warm and slightly less proud) No Ellis, it’s time to go to sleep.


ELLIS: ( A slightly dyspeptic look on her face) Daddy – um – I want you to leave now.