June 2, 2023

Once we meet up with skilled dancers James and Ola Jordan for his or her weekly HELLO! parenting column, James is busy packing his luggage for a weekend away.

The previous Strictly star is off to Portugal to play golf with mates for 3 days, and Ola is staying at dwelling with the couple’s three-year-old daughter Ella. It is the women’ first time with out James of their new dwelling, which they moved into two weeks in the past.

WATCH: Ella is so cute at dwelling with mum and pop

As we chat, candy Ella involves say hello from her new playroom. “What’s your favorite toy Ella?” we ask her. “Um, infants,” she replies, “Obtained a child now.” Aw! We ask what the doll is named, to which she tells us, “It is a boy. Harley.”

“We all know an actual child Harley and he or she loves him,” reveals dad James.

The household have tons happening this week with James’ golf journey, unpacking packing containers within the new home and Ella’s first ever swimming lesson. Ella is additionally a bit of underneath the climate with a contact of croup and Ola is praying it would not worsen whereas James is away.

MORE:  EXCLUSIVE: James and Ola Jordan’s toddler Ella helps out with home transfer – video 

James and Ola Jordan with daughter Ella

Learn the Jordans’ column right here…


James goes away

Ola: It is my first time within the new home alone with Ella. I am trying ahead to it. I’ve acquired plans to see my family and friends.

Ella’s not blissful that daddy’s going away – she’s asking a great deal of questions like, ‘What are you doing along with your golf bag daddy? and ‘Mummy, what are we doing when daddy’s going away?’ I stated we’ll be dwelling. ‘I do not need to be dwelling!’ she went.

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Ella along with her dad James Jordan

James: Which poses one other dilemma in our lives in the mean time… I have been requested to do a piece challenge, and I actually need to do it however it’s a great distance away. I do not need to be away from Ella for six weeks. It will take me 5 hours to drive there.

HELLO!: How do you’re feeling about it, Ola?

Ola: I do not thoughts, however I do perceive how he feels that he’d be away from Ella for a very long time. I would not need to do it. I can not make that call for him although.

James: I need to do it, however I do not need to be away from her, so it is a actually robust one.

James and Ola enjoyed a date night in London
Former Strictly dancers James and Ola

Ella’s underneath the climate

James: Ella has acquired a little bit of a croupy cough proper now however in the mean time she appears to be protecting it a bit of bit underneath management.

Ola: Sure. Final evening wasn’t that dangerous however the evening earlier than was. I do not need to be left right here alone with Ella and her croup.

James: Effectively what can I do?

Ola: No, nothing, however it’s arduous.

Ella Jordan eats an ice cream
Poor Ella Jordan suffers kind croup

James: I am fairly completely different from Ola. I get to the purpose the place I’m going proper that is it, we’re taking her to hospital.

Ola: I wait a bit longer however possibly I would not when right here alone.

James: As a result of I do know that the remedy they provide them for croup on the hospital instantly makes them a lot extra snug, inside an hour.

HELLO!: How typically does Ella get croup?

James: Extra typically than she ought to, I really feel, however contact wooden, that she’s not acquired it that badly in the mean time. Croup is not like a standard cough; it is actually raspy. It isn’t a pleasant sound. It is common in youngsters however it’s bloody horrible.

She’s okay inside herself proper now. Miss bossy pants! She is aware of we’re speaking about her proper now.


The Ikea incident

Ola: Mummy and daddy determined to take Ella to Ikea this week. She was going, ‘I need to go to the park’. I stated, ‘Ikea is just like the park’…

James: So we went into Ikea and at first there is a play space for teenagers the place they appear after them for you, and Ella needed to go in there.

We stated, ‘Are you positive? Mummy and daddy cannot come.’ She stated, ‘Sure.’ So we went down, signed her in, went in there and simply as I opened the door she began crying and did not need to go.

Ola: We wasted about half an hour!


Ella Jordan's train ride with mum and dad© Ola and James Jordan
Ella Jordan has been busy this week with mum and pop

Ella’s first swimming lesson

HELLO!: So how did Ella’s swimming lesson go – and did she must put on a hat?! (in final week’s column, James was firmly anti-swimming hat)

James: It went okay and he or she did not must put on a hat!

Individuals got here again to me in regards to the hat factor on social media. Somebody stated how horrible it’s while you’re swimming and somebody’s hair is within the water. I’ve by no means in all my years going to swimming swimming pools skilled somebody’s hair floating into my face. By no means, and I am 45. Certainly if folks suppose that youngsters ought to put on swimming hats, then everybody ought to, not simply youngsters? I do not get it… in a swimming lesson they must put on a hat but when they go play within the pool they do not must.

Anyway, her swimming lesson went okay – the one factor is, she would not all the time hear. ‘We’ had fairly a brief consideration span.

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James took Ella swimming this week

Ola: Oh, I’m wondering the place she will get that from?

James: Yeah, I’m wondering Ola! She is barely three however she does remind me very a lot of mummy. Like after we’re placing furnishings collectively and also you’re standing there meant to be serving to me however you are one million miles away.

Ola: As a result of I’ve acquired a lot on my thoughts proper now.

James: Sure, so the swimming… I used to be within the pool with Ella. She may go in with out us, however I do know she would not take pleasure in it with out considered one of us. It went effectively however she would not like her head going underwater. We have purchased her some goggles so hopefully that may assist.


The Jordan's went to Gabby's Dollhouse event this week
The Jordan’s went to Gabby’s Dollhouse occasion this week

Time for Ella’s first playdate at dwelling?

James: Ella’s loving nursery and it is good to see her speaking about her mates. It is acquired to the purpose now the place we have to invite considered one of her good mates over to play.

Ola: Yep. The place am I going to get them to play although?

James: What do you imply? They do not want anyplace to play, they only play.

Ola: All the pieces’s in packing containers right here. What, are they going to play with packing containers?

HELLO!: We are saying give them packing containers! Children love enjoying in packing containers.

James: Precisely, they usually simply need to play with one another.

Ola: Yeah, however it’s discovering the mums that you just get on with as effectively, is not it? It sounds dangerous, however it’s arduous to seek out the correct mum-kid mixture! In case you do not click on, you do not click on.

Ella Jordan loves going to nursery now© Ola and James Jordan
Ella Jordan loves going to nursery now

Ella is a star at gymnastics

James: Ella’s going to her gymnastics class later right now, which I believe she’s getting actually good at. the rings? She will be able to now seize the rings and flip herself over with out anybody serving to her – that is fairly cool at age three. I did not even know she may try this.

HELLO!: Did both of you do gymnastics as youngsters?

James and Ola: No.

James: A few of our dance lifts since Strictly are fairly acrobatic, however we did not do these after we have been youthful.

Ola: We need to get Ella a climbing body for the backyard. We’re trying into it in the mean time.

James: We’ll most likely spend six months deciding which one to get although, figuring out us!


Ola Jordan with daughter Ella
Ola Jordan with daughter Ella

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