Well, it's been a long time since our last update and Ella is still managing to keep us on our toes! We spent a week in Destin with Malia's parents, brother and girlfriend (love her!) and David's parents--all under 1 roof! No, we are not crazy and a great time was had by all. Except for 1 little 2 1/2 foot tall person. Depsite our many attempts, we could not get Ella to like the sand. We learned that she can be even more flexible and pull a move we later dubbed a "suspended toetouch". As you can imagine, this got lots of laughs from all 8 of us. Eventually, she came around and decided walking around on the beach is a lot more fun than sitting on a towel on the beach. She loved the ocean. Since the beach, we took a trip to Minneapolis for a wedding and have just been enjoying the end to summer and the beginning of fall. Ella started her new preschool at our church and we all LOVE it. She comes home every day with new art projects and we are convinced that we have a future artist on our hands. We've never seen such impressive work with stickers. We are just loving life with our almost 17 month old and she's developing more and and more of her personality every day. Enjoy the pictures!!!