Monthly Archives: May 2007

far more successful day

today ella and i vsited our friend miranda and read/copyedited her philosophy paper for her.  we love miranda.

i finished my project to meet my deadline, only to have another request thrown at me!  i truly should be grateful for the work, since it’s all billable, but i really want to spend some tme goofing off with ella and sewing.  i did a bit of both this evening.  ella played in her babycage (pack and play) while i cut some gorgeous japanese print stretch woven material for her next baby dress from the latest ottobre design magazine.
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procrastinating again

I traced a few patterns for ella, shopped on fabric.com (again) and made a pot of lavender tea. I want to be sewing – or at least sleeping – but my deadline won’t let me.  Days like today I truly wish to be one of those people who can wake up early and think (or move, or even open their eyes).

Thank goodness for the time difference and for Peter’s morning visit…maybe he’ll watch his sister as I crank out some content, and then we’ll walk to school.

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Not a flinch in the starting laps!


Not a flinch in the starting laps!
Originally uploaded by Reed-LePage-Andrews Family.Well, we just returned from Barcelona. Our friends in Geneva shared with us their tickets complements of BMW Spain and we rented an apartment together for the week. We brought Ella and she fell in love with our friend M. and his son L.The flights went well. I read Ella a lot of board books and she chewed on her many toys. I don’t know what we’d do without our ergo carrier…it’s the only way Ella will fall asleep these days. Also, being that she hates to be strapped into anything, it’s a nice alternative to trying to hold her when she insists on being released from her stroller.

We visited some of our favorite places, but mostly enjoyed simply “being” in Catalunya again.

We rented our apartment from a *wonderful* agency. Their places are so lovely, and they people who run the operation are fantastic. Check out http://www.destinationbcn.com if you’re ever headed to Barcelona.

One of my favorite places on earth is Park Guell, built by Antoni Gaudi. It is a magical-mosaical place. We heard some lovely music, my husband bought some CDs of the buskers at the park, and Ella and I enjoyed our time lying under the main terrace.

She has started to crawl, so I was chasing her back on to the blanket as much as I was attempting to capture the ceiling mosaics with my camera, but such is life with ellabella.

Chasing Ella

If we didn’t have 3 other children to return to, I know we’d have stayed forever. It’s so hard to leave!

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