Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Chair

Before Ella was born I mentioned this chair in a post. Blair teased me because I was in love with the chair. I wasn't in love with the chair because it's pretty (it's not) or super comfortable (though it is) or even because it rocks and swivels (fantastic!). I was in love with the chair because it was symbolic of impending motherhood. Well, motherhood came and now I'm living it. And I still love the chair. In fact, I love it even more than before. Sitting in that chair I feel some of my happiest feelings. There I rock Ella, sing to her, feed her, burp her, or just cuddle her. It doesn't matter what I'm doing; when I'm in that chair my world is Ella. Unless Blair is there and he gives me that look. No, not the look that says he's amused I'm in love with an ugly pea green chair that squeaks. It's the look that says he adores me and loves me even more when he sees me caring for our daughter. It makes me melt every time. This chair is definitely my happy place. 

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ella Laughs!

Ella laughed for the first time two weeks ago, but we haven't been able to get her to do it again until today. Fortunately, this time we had the camera ready.

Apparently, making raspberries is the key. It's hilarious how parents will find that one thing that, while making the child laugh, also makes the parent look and sound ridiculous, and then repeat it over and over. Kate and I laughed at that kind of thing before, and we still do. The only difference is now we are laughing at ourselves.