Monday, January 04, 2010

Remember that time...

...that Ella turned one? No? Oh, that's probably because I'm a bad mom. Here's how the day went down. On November 14th we woke up at 6, threw some clothes on our kids, jumped in the car, and drove Ella straight to Rob's parents' house. We then left her there for eight days while we enjoyed sunny Mexico. I may have yelled, "Happy Birthday," as we drove off. Poor kid.

Happy Birthday, two months ago, Ella. I hope this staged scene makes you realize,when you're older, that we really DO love you. You've been an absolute joy this past year. You're adored by everyone you meet, and your Jude-like-grin (read: cute gap between your front teeth) makes everyone around you smile.



9 comments:

Jodi said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to the second cutest red-head we know!! Love you miss Ella!! :)

Snarr mama said...

She is SO. CUTE. What a sweetie!

kathryn said...

you are SUCH a bad mom. i see years of pschyo-therapy for this. poor, poor little neglected ella.

i'd better go. oscar's diaper hasn't been changed yet today.

Deon said...

Hey, you gave birth to a beautiful, beautiful girl. Your work here is done. I'd say anything you do after that is just icing on the cake. No bad mom-ness going on here.

Mandy said...

I am absolutely in love with her red hair! Such a cutie!

mom said...

How adorable. Rob, you finally have one that looks like you. So it's one for Melissa (Jude) One for both (Maddie) and one for Rob. It's on to see who the next one looks like.

Robbins said...

Happy Birthday, Ella! You are beautiful!

Melissa, I just got your comment! THANKS!!! I'm totally stoked and am going to Burlington TONIGHT to make the switch. I am sure he'll be a little confused at first, and perphaps a little mad, but I think that will be the best way to go about it! You're my life saver!

Wilson Family said...

Happy Birthday to Ella! Better late than never... and at least you had a blast in Mexico. Cute pictures! That little smile IS precious!

Mrs. H said...

What a sweetheart! Her red hair is awesome. :) Can't wait to see you guys again!