I'm not sure how she does it, but Ella seems to get cuter every single day. She's walking everywhere, getting into everything, and talking lots more. She likes to say "Uh Oh" non-stop. She often says it before she does something naughty, like throwing food, just to warn us of the mess to come. We took her downtown yesterday for a little shopping and lunch (Brady had the day off). It was so great to walk down the sidewalk with Ella—each of us holding one of her chubby little hands. She loved the attention, too.
Ella's also becoming quite affectionate. She likes to cuddle up next to us if we're laying on the couch or floor in the living room. Right next to us. She also likes to give (and receive) kisses. She lets you know one's coming by saying "mmmmm" and leaning in for a smooch. It melts my heart. Every time.
We are anxiously awaiting Nancy's (Brady's mom) arrival late on Friday and we'll all be headed down to Gretchen and Wessley's for Thanksgiving. I can't wait to get out of town, even if it's just for a few days. We're hoping to get back to Montana in January. Wish we could go home sooner, but we're all busy until the end of the year. Ugh!