Sunday, August 10, 2008

Angel Lake

We went on a picnic today with Grammy and Papa Bill at Angel Lake. It was a beautiful little lake about an hour from Elko, Nevada. Grammy and Ella went on a hike that took about an hour and thirty minutes! They had a huge adventure climbing over streams and rocks and seeing a beautiful waterfall. We had a nice picnic over looking the lake, and then Ella and Papa Bill went fishing. Ella caught her first fish, a rainbow trout. She was so excited and even held the poor thing. I'm not a fisherman, never claimed to be one... (but if I say that out loud the Reams side might disown me. Avid fishermen. Me? I start to cry. That's right... I cry and cry and cry.. and yet, somehow I find myself on these fishing excursions.) It was fun to see Ella with her Barbie fishing pole. That pole is magical because we caught several trout with that little pink thing. :) Lot's of fun. Tonight, as I was putting Ella to bed, she told me she was a fish. :) I have major momma guilt because I remembered to put sunblock on Sophia but forgot to put some on Ella. She actually looks like a lobster, not a fish.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I Hear My Elko!

Ella was in the hallway today and started making loud sounds. She then said, "Mommy, I can hear my elk. I mean, my elko (echo)." This was cute because we are visiting my parents in Elko, NV.
She misses her daddy. He wasn't able to come with us, and today she had a huge tantrum because I had to say no to something (can't even remember what it was). She started screaming, "I want my daddy!" She is daddy's girl, 100%. I told her we could call him on the phone and she just cried even more and said she wanted him here with her right now. Shortly after this craziness, she passed out (because she woke up at 5:30 this morning)! Good grief. What's gotten in to her? That is just way too early especially since I have to share my bed with her and that means no sleep for me because of those crazy gymnastic moves she pulls all night long.
(I'm sending her to grandma's bed tonight.)

Talking Toliet

Last night I woke up to that little talking toliet spouting off about "it's potty time". The toliet was talking! I assured myself that Jordan or Roxy bumped it. But then it happened again. It's cute when it happens during the day, at night I expect to see Chucky in pull-ups holding a toliet plunger. I turned it off. Even though it reminds me of the girls, I don't think I need to be reminded at two in the morning. Love, C-Daddy!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hi rock star girls!

Are you outerspaceonauts yet? Daddy is growing fierce five o'clock shadow. I could either be King Lear or an extra in Michael Jackson's Thriller video. I miss you guys! I have to leave a light on when I go to sleep. I read "Small Pig" for motivation. ". . .and sinks down, into the good, soft mud." Hope you are finding some "good, soft mud" or a catfish or dogfish or rainbow fish.

Love, Dadtian

Friday, August 1, 2008


Sophia will be one in a month!! I can't believe it's been almost a year since we had her. Ella just loves her sister and you should see the way Sophia lights up whenever Ella walks in the room.
"I accidently pulled Sophia's hair and she started to cry and then I told her "Don't cry. It's ok." and she calmed down." ~Ella 8/1/08