Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29, 2012

Well a LOT has happened since my last post...Ella has now started walking on her own and is doing the signs for "more", "eat", "milk", and "bath" all the time now.  It is so nice being able to communicate with her better (and less cries!).  It's been an absolutely amazing two weeks with family in town for Christmas and celebrating Ella's birthday as well as all the new things she's learned. 

Ella had a CandyLand themed birthday party and had a lot of fun!  She really enjoyed seeing her family so much for 5 days and is STILL exhausted!  She was spoiled with gifts and loves all of her new toys. 

I can't believe almost a full year has passed since she was born.  Not a day goes by that I don't think she's the best thing that's ever happened to me.  She makes me smile everyday and I love her so much!

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14, 2012

I'm sorry I've been horrible about updating the blog!  It's been a busy few months.  Ella is still not walking, but so incredibly close.  She's pretty much walking on her own, but likes holding one of our fingers to make sure we are close by.  She is now eating pretty much anything you give her, and really loves sweets.  Two more teeth have broken through on the top, so she now has 5 and still working on 2 more. 

Her personality comes out more and more each day.  For the most part she is an absolute giggle monster and is the sweetest girl in the world!  However, we are REALLY working on the word "no" lately haha.  When you tell her no, she just looks at you, gives you a sly smile, and starts laughing....then goes back to what she shouldn't be doing.  Once she realizes you are serious, she folds herself right in half and cries.  Luckily her tantrum doesn't last for long.

Due to family coming in town early, we are celebrating Christmas and Ella's first birthday next weekend.  I'm really looking forward to it, because I know she will have a lot of fun.  We got her a smash cake, and hope she really goes to town on it :)  It will also be good to celebrate Christmas because right now it's hard to keep her from getting to the Christmas tree and trying to open every present!

The other thing she's been doing a lot of is imitating people.  She really tries to say the same words you say.  We try and howl to make Rocky howl, so now she looks at him and goes "ooooww" a lot.  It's really cute.  I don't think we could have gotten any luckier.  She makes me smile everyday :)