Today my fun activity with Ella was to go to a local paint-your-own-pottery shop (something I would never try to manage with both of them). Once Ella narrowed down what she wanted to paint from 20 to just 1 (and thankfully she didn't pick the bikini-clad pig), she painted away and had a ball. She wants to be an artist when she grows up, ya' know, and artists paint pottery. I started a Santa's cookie plate with the help of Ella's thumbs. I'm going to bring Jack back on Wednesday to help me finish it with his thumbs (talk about a bull in a china shop--we'll see how that goes...).
After we picked Jack up from school we had the special treat of hanging out with Ella's "most handsomest" and special friend Baden. Although they go to different schools now and only see each other about every other week those two are still faithful best buds. Ella actually still insists that they will marry each other and now she's even gone so far as to name their kids (Curly Shirley and Pearly, in case you were wondering). But, luckily, Jonathan and I can visit whenever we like.
Jonathan put the kids to bed tonight while I was at a Junior League meeting (yes, on the night of our anniversary--but, don't worry, I came home to a sweet card and a slice of yummy cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory). Ella always asks what the next day will be called. Jonathan told her Tuesday. Then she asked what she would be doing on Tuesday. Jonathan told her she goes to school.
Ella: "Well, what will Jack be doing?"
Jonathan: "He'll be going to school, too."
Ella: "What will you be doing?"
Jonathan: "I have to go to work."
Ella: "So what will Mommy be doing?"
Jonathan: "I don't know, you'd have to ask her."
Ella: "I'll bet she's hanging out."
Yup, I guess that about sums it up, Ella. Boy do I love my job.