Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summertime Fun!

Grandma Karen, Ella and Uncle Daniel


"Look, it's Mommy!"

"See, its Mommy!"

The budding artist

Proud of her work!

Supermodel pose.

LONG legs!

Lady of leisure...poolside.

Man of the hammock.

Picture day at school!

My stunning little girl.

How can you not love this?

No, let's roll the videotape!


More Yoga!

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Picture day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Today was the annual Long Beach Salute to Our Veterans 10 Mile Run. Me, Mel, my boss Keith, step-mom Maura, and Mel's friend Brooke (along with around 400 other folks) came out to salute our veterans. Dad helped direct traffic as one of the Auxiliary Police that lined the course. The weather was a bit warm and muggy, but all in all not bad conditions. I, of course, have not been training at all, so was pleased to finish in 1:26:15 (8:38 min/mile). Melissa knocked about 6 minutes off of her time from last year, which was awesome. Keith finished very respectably, especially considering he did a ridiculous 45+ mile HILLY bike ride the day before. Brooke also finished in good shape, so fun was had by all.

In honor of our veterans, I shall now post pictures of Ella. :)

My Little Ballerina

Ella's proper tartan dress, straight from Scotland, courtesy of Nana and Granddad Nick.

Ella's proper tartan dress, direct from Scotland...covered in chocolate.

LONG legs like her mommy.

More chocolate...

Quick on the draw.

Having fun with Nana (note Ella's bib around Nana's neck)

Learning how to play footie from Granddad Nick.


Pimms anyone?


The New Yankee Stadium - courtesy of Alex. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Twice in one week!! :)

Ella's newest gift from cousin Lauren!

Loving it!



Easter egg hunting!

Latest family photo

Friday, April 10, 2009


As usual, life gets in the way of updating this blog, so while I haven't got much to say at the moment, here's some photos to satisfy the masses:

Ella's favorite new rain jacket!

Ella flying on her broom (with a little help).

Playing hopscotch!

With Aunt Melissa!


Playing ball with cousin Lauren

"So this is what Mommy felt like when I was in her tummy!"

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

I know it's been a while. I have been getting yelled at from around the world for over a month to update this - I have no excuse, other than I am just WIPED. But the masses have spoken, so I have no choice but to deliver. Here's pics of the munchkin:

Look how long her legs are...!


Ready to cause some mayhem...


Elegantly enjoying a nice chocolate cupcake.

Princess time!

Check out those earrings........!

Watching daddy make lunch.

Shoulder time!

Snow day! UGH. Used to LOVE snow days...until I became the snow shoveler.

Note the depth of the snow. Not normal for here. Not normal at all.

From a snow day to a beach day....kinda. It was 66 degrees today!