Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tattooed With Love

Happy Valentine's Day, Family and Friends!
We hope you are having a day filled with lots of love. Auntie Kris wrote Ella a letter recently telling her to make the most of each day and live her life with lots of joy. She explained that some of the easiest days to do this on were holidays. So with that advice in mind, we have been trying to make our Valentine's Day very special. Our Valentine's adventures started a few days ago when we got lots of cool mail from family. Grandma and Grandpa sent a package full of cards, candy, and cute goodies for Ella. Auntie Kris sent the best possible gift-- Cars valentines and tattoos! It was Ella's first experience with tattoos and she found it quite amazing. Last night we made some special cards and treats for Dave and the people at church while he was at a meeting. Today we plan to hang out together and do something fun, albeit casual, for dinner.
Cars Cheers! As soon as the Lightning went on, Ella ran to get her video to compare.

Admiring her tattooed hands.

"I think this is how Mom did it, maybe I can recreate it and get another?"

Grandpa always picks out the best cards for his girls.

Opening the special package from Grandma and Grandpa. Inside was a teddy bear Ella had to sleep with last night. During cuddle time before bed, she hugged it and quietly chanted, "Gramma, Gramma, Gramma..."

Messy glitter paints ("Peteys"). We used these to make a card for Daddy.

We also made Candy Bar Fudge for Daddy and all the staff at church. (Ella helped hold and read me the recipe.) We went for a walk in the sunshine to visit them today.
PS Did you know that if you click on a picture, you can open it in a bigger screen so as to see it better? This works with most of our pictures. That way you don't have to get out your magnifying glass (Mom and Dad)!


Jonathan said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Ella!


Kyle said...

Happy Valentine's Day! It sounds like all of you had a lot of fun, and though I didn't get the chance to send anything, I'm writing my love here!

Uncle Kyle

Auntie Kris said...

I LOVE that Ella is wearing the "big sister" shirt! Hope your Valentines dinner was romantic. Eric and I went to eat at Redstone. On course 3, he took of his belt and the only thing that saved me was that I had an expandable dress on! It was AWESOME! This is one of those holidays I was talking about! :)
Love, Love you all.