Letters to Ella
Good Morning Dearest Daughter,
Well - so much has happened since I last wrote you. Here's a quick rundown -
- You start to crawl - and you really like it
- We had halloween and you went as a chicken. We went over your aunt's house and went to 2 houses - you blew them away with your hair. You're quite the ham.
- We elected the same President. President Obama was reelected for a 2nd term amidst almost no controversy and quite the tepid response. Dad voted Libertarian by the way... more on that later in life.
- You started eating real food cut up into chunks. You eat better food than Mommy and Daddy at this point... all Organic. Personally I think eating foods with pesticides builds up your ability to fight off disease - but I also think the food we have now is so terrible that it might even change your DNA. So... I'll take the earlier - just don't forget to eat dirt from time to time. It's good for you.
In other news - your first Christmas approaches and your first Thanksgiving. You'll see Mom's Grandparents from your Grandfather's side for the first time. Everyone can't wait to see you. You're still quite the happy baby. Everyone comes flocking when I bring you into the office, or we take you to anyone's home, or a bar... (Dad rules). You are so good with new people - you just laugh and laugh.
Grandma says you are a lot like me when I was a kid.
I had some other things I wanted to say to you - but for some reason I can't remember them now - I was going to try to structure these like life lessons. When I tell you about something going on in your life and then I make my best attempt at giving you advice you could follow later in life. Today was supposed to be about friends... but... I don't have a segway to that... maybe later I'll get that one down.
See you when I get home - you are the best part of my day - every day -