It's been another fun-filled week with my favorite girl!
Last Monday through Wednesday, Ella and I had the privilege of dog sitting Kathryn's not one, not two, but THREE dogs!!
Ella was a little unsure of puppy Kells...and let me just say that taking care of a puppy is not for the faint of heart!!! Hahah, we still love you Kathryn!
Also on Monday, Ella helped me pick out some new tennis shoes that I had to wear to a gala for Trav's work! (More about that later!)
Tuesday was more swimming lessons...
...and a quick trip to Alphabet Soup to get more stuff monogrammed!
Wednesday, I had to go to the bank, which just happens to be right next to a Starbucks, so of course we had to stop and get a PSL!
Ella also found my stash of wedding magazines!!! Uh oh! Time to start saving!
And we also had to work at the Y...Ella was NOT having it on the Bye Bye Buggy, which she usually loves!
Thursday brought another swim lesson...
...and a play date with sweet Palmer, who is a month older than Ella! They enjoyed ripping each other's bows off and putting all of Palmer's toys in their mouths.
After we got home from our playdate, I realized that I had left the bag of our wet towels and swimsuits at the Y! I called up there, but they said they hadn't seen it, so I started freaking out!
(For the record, I could care less about my swimsuit and towel, I was mostly concerned about the adorable swimsuit Ella had worn that day, as well as her monogrammed towel!) Thankfully, we went up there, and the bag was in the locker room, right where I had left it!
On Friday, we went grocery shopping...
...Ella helped me vacuum...
...and then we celebrated Halloween a little early with Chelsea and baby Mackenzie!
A new location of Portrait Innovations was opening up, so they were offering free portraits to any kid in a Halloween costume last Friday! Here are Ella's (she was being a little difficult...hard to believe, I know):
Saturday was the annual Tuxes and Tennis Shoes gala for Trav's work. I think I mentioned it on here last year? Anyway, this year, I rented this dress from Rent the Runway. I just knew it would fit, so I didn't try it on until 10 PM Friday night.
What do you know? It did NOT fit (and the backup size was even smaller!)!!! Apparently, even if you are back to your pre-pregnancy weight, your body is still a little different and your rib cage is HUGE. I was so PISSED. Ella was quite upset about it also!
So I spent most of Saturday at Nordstrom trying to find a dress! I am only 5'3", so every dress was ridiculously long, especially since I had to wear it with tennis shoes. The lady who was helping me (Wendy, she was awesome!) had to beg the alterations department to quickly hem up the dress I chose (of course it had 2940 layers and the seamstress I'm pretty sure HATED me). But they made it happen. Nothing short of a miracle!! Thank you Nordstrom at SouthPark for getting me a dress to wear!!!!
We left Ella with one of her babysitters and we had a great night out! :)
Yesterday, we decided to try the "baby-led weaning" approach, since Ella was not digging some of the purees I had been giving her lately. BLW is basically babies eating real food, instead of mush. Ella was a fan of the bananas!
Any other good foods to try? We did avocados last night but she did not like those.
We also finally carved (ok, by carved, I mean we hollowed the 30 pounder out) pumpkins last night so we could do the classic baby in a pumpkin picture!!! I'll be sharing more later (you know I will!) but here is one of my faves:
That would be her #ellaisnotimpressed face. She couldn't wait to get out of that thing! Ha!
Happy Halloween Week and Happy Birthday to my sister in law, Ella's Auntie Caitlin! :)