We had a wonderful time at the festival today. It was just great to do something as a family besides go out to eat! Ella enjoyed sliding, Daddy enjoyed listening to bluegrass, and Mommy enjoyed looking at all the craft booths that were set up. I bought a Christmas present for Mom and Ken there and got some cute scrapbook stickers (for a baby girl's page, of course). They also had delicious homemade icecream and that was a favorite for all of us, as well. When it came time to sit on the grass to listen to the music, Ella was afraid b/c we don't sit outside much at home since we don't have nice, thick grass. However, soon she was enjoying it and her new companion-a cute 20-month old boy named Joshua. He came over to "play" w/Ella. He offered her his frisbee, but when she finally got the courage to take it from him, he grabbed it back. But Ella didn't cry-yay! She got over it quickly and soon she was picking up leaves and trying to give them to him. So cute!
Oh, an update on walking-she's still taking steps every day [the record is 8 at one time-woo hoo! :-)], but she enjoys crawling too much-and it's a much faster form of transportation for her at this point-to give it up anytime soon.
Ella loved the slide! She laughed climbing up and going down. It was fun for both of us actually! Click on the images for a larger photo.
Picking grass off her feet-such a dainty little girl!
Fast asleep on the way home!