Ella's kitty.

At least three times a day, Charlotte reverts into 'cat mode'. It can happen at any time. I'll be walking along in the grocery store, and I suddenly look back and see her on all fours meowing at me. Luckily, it tends to happen at home.

More often than not, Ella takes this as her cue to find a 'leash' and take her cat for a walk, parading her around the house and giving her many instructions. This has also caused multiple situations where I've had to explain that the downside of cats is that hey rarely do what we ask them to.

Last night, Charlotte decided to be a cat when Ella was in the other room with Paul. Always the supportive mother, I pet her back and gave her little head a scratch. And said, "Are you my little kitty?" To which she promptly responded, "No, I'm Ella's kitty."

I guess cats are also pretty loyal.


Spring in Dallas.

It's here! Although, the temperature is about the same as it has been all winter. But all of a sudden there are millions of gorgeous wild flowers.

Love it.


She basically rocks at hide and seek.

We've entered this really fun stage in parenthood when our children are finally old enough to play games that are actually fun for us, too.

Hide and Seek is a perennial favorite. As is Red Light, Green Light.

Tag is also up there, but since Charlotte doesn't like tag as much, I mostly end up chasing Ella (or being chased) while carrying Char. The upside of this is that it really evens out the game. Six months pregnant lugging a two year old vs. a spry three year old. You can only imagine.