Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Ella!!!!

We had an awesome birthday party for Ella this weekend full of loved ones.  She wore a tutu and a smile on her face *almost* the whole time:)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Keeping an eye on those milestones

It's so much fun watching Ella grow into a child.  She's saying almost all complete sentences (leaving out a part of speech here or there) especially when she wants something.  Her favorite is "I do it Mumma".
  She knows about 8 shapes and 5 or 6 colors on command.  We are working on ABC's and counting but she just doesn't seem interested.  In fact, sometimes she even says "NO!" when we try to recite them lol.  We aren't going to push it since she seems agitated at the time.
  Potty training is not going well (I think we missed our opportunity before we headed to Costa Rica) and she'll lay on the floor and ask for her diaper to be put back on if we have it off.  It's aggravating, but, again, it's an issue we can't push right now.
  We can't believe that her second birthday is coming up.  It's amazing how much she's grown from two years ago.  Where does the time go?  We never forget what a miracle she is.
  We'll be celebrating with family and close friends next Sunday on her real birthday.  We ask her what she wants for her birthday and she says "cake".  Easy enough.
As for things she seems to be excited about: We ask her what's it Mumma's belly and she says every time "2 babies".  I ask her what she is going to do with them and she recites back that she is going to give them big hugs and take them to the playground.  She gets really excited to go over "Gammy and "Bumps" house to see them and her aunts and uncles.  Also, admittedly, we have on occasion taken her to McDonalds (something I thought I wouldn't do until she was 4 or 5) and she always asks for french fries.

In closing, it's so hard to believe that this girl is going to be 2.  2 years of wonderful, happy memories that will last a lifetime.  We look forward to all the years to come with her.