S: Gabriella's Day Out
BC: Merry Christmas 2010
FC: Gabriella's Day Out
1: Merry Christmas! Love, Aunt Cathy | 2010
2: Meet Gabriella. Her family calls her Ella.
3: Ella used to be little. | But now she is a big girl!
4: Ella has a big sister named Lily. Ella likes playing with her a lot! She is fun. Even sitting in a leaf pile is better with Lily there.
5: So is dressing up... | and swinging in the backyard! | Ella LOVES her sister Lily.
6: Great-Grandma Fischer is another good friend!
7: Ella loves spending time with Grandma, | eating meals out-on-the-town with Mommy, | and sometimes even cooking for herself. | What a yummy train!
8: But most of all, Ella likes to try new things. It's so exciting to see or taste or feel something for the first time!
9: One day, Ella's mommy and daddy told her they would be taking her out for a special day. Ella was so excited! She was happy that she would get to try more new things.
10: Ella found her favorite pacifier and went out to the van to wait for Mommy and Daddy. She took the car keys with her. Ella loves car keys because they jingle. When Mommy came outside, she put Ella in her carseat. Teddy went in his carseat too!
11: Daddy drove the van out on the highway. There were so many cars! Ella watched them go by. ZOOM!
12: Finally, Daddy turned off the car. They were at the park! Ella enjoyed seeing water splash in the fountain. She also saw a little puppy. She giggled when he howled, "A-roo-roo-roo-roo!"
13: At the other end of the park, Ella saw a REAL waterfall! It made a loud noise, but she liked it. Mommy even held her so that she could feel the spray. Brrrrrr, it was cold!
14: Ella had so much fun that she wanted to go out again the next day. But Mommy was busy and Daddy had to go to work. At first Ella was sad. Then she decided to go out and explore on her own!
15: She went to the door and looked outside. It was a beautiful day! She tried to pack a suitcase to take with her, but it was too big. | Finally, Ella set out into the sunshine and waved goodbye to Mommy. She headed toward the park from the day before.
16: Ella crawled and crawled. It was a long time before she saw the green grass of the park. | But when she got there, she realized it wasn't the park at all! It was a farm full of interesting animals.
17: a soft wooly lamb, | a great big horse running around the stableyard, | Ella saw... | and a mommy pig feeding her babies.
18: In the barnyard, Ella saw some cows. They ate grass and sniffed at her with their big noses. She didn't sniff back, because they were a little bit stinky.
19: When the day was over, Ella was happy to go home and be with her family again. But she would never forget her special day out! | The end.