Monday, September 14, 2009

14 months!

As you can see, Ellie's not a baby anymore!!! Our little princess is 14 months old and definitely on the GO. She absolutely loves life and adventure of all kinds. She loves to explore and is determined to the max. There is no obstacle that this little ball of fire cannot overcome. :) My friend Callie and I got to take Ellie to the park to play on her birthday. We have had some gorgeous days here in Manhattan, so we have to take advantage of our outside days before the cold hits and we are cooped up! As you can see, Ellie LOVES to swing!

Here's a pic of our little brave girl. She has no fear, even when she should. :) Here she is scooting off the play equipment. She is mastering the stairs as well. She is great at going UP the stairs, but if there is a rail, she can also go DOWN the stairs forward as well! ;)

Ellie looking "reflective"... I actually think she was just contemplating her next move. :)

This describes Ellie to a "T" these days... If the dishwasher is open, she is always trying to climb in it. Not sure why... but this is of huge interest to her these days.

She's feeling pretty proud of herself here. She successfully snagged a spoon out of the dishwasher before Mom could get it closed... It's funny, though I try not to laugh and continue to TRY to be consistent in discipline. But I can't help but grin on the inside when she snags a piece of silverware and then takes off in her baby sprint to try to get away with it!

I wish this picture wasn't blurry or it would have been perfect! :) Quite the mature little pose, don't you think?

Life just continues to get more fun and more interesting with our little bundle of joy!
Just when we think we couldn't possibly love her more... we do!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Note from Ellie...

Hi Everyone! I thought that it had been a while, so I wanted to write on Mommy's blog just letting you know what I've been up to these days! I am getting into lots of mischief now that I am mobile and life is just full of adventure.
One of my most recent developments is now I can CLIMB! So, if there is ANYTHING around that looks like I could possibly climb on it, watch out. I climb on boxes, books, purses, everything! And much to Mommy's dismay, I can also do what I like to call the "Spiderman" up the back of chairs - AND up the rails of my crib. It won't be too much longer and I'll figure out how to get out of there!

As you know, school recently started so I have been spending LOTS of time with all of the college kids. Don't worry, I am never lonely. I have lots of big people friends who are all very nice to me. I love the college kids! They are so much fun!


We had a big BBQ for welcome back week and I had lots of fun eating hot dogs (sorry Uncle Joe!) and chips and other big people food. I'm eating a lot better these days and Mommy says that she thinks I will soon finally hit 20 lbs. :) Then I can get a front facing car seat!!!

As you can see, my hair is also getting LONG and sometimes looks kind of wild if Mommy hasn't fixed it yet for the day. I don't like to keep pretty bows in anymore, so I usually just have a little Pebbles ponytail on top of my head to keep the hair out of my eyes. And notice my new teeth! I now have 5 teeth - two on top and three on the bottom. I am getting ready to get several more soon! Here I am in my t-shirt from my Aunt K-Lo. I love it and can't wait to see her in person in a couple of weeks!

Often I play SO hard I crash hard at night! On this particular day, I just laid down mid-afternoon on the rug and fell asleep! It's hard work to run around like I do. I don't often stop, unless it's to play with Mommy or Daddy's cell phone or eat. So, when I sleep, I am a very good sleeper! :) I have a very FUN life and love to play, play, play! I'll write again soon and fill you in on some of my other new developments. Mommy doesn't yet have pictures or video of me sneaking into the bathroom and lifting up the toilet lid so I can play in the water or of the way I like to make baskets into the kitchen trash can with anything I can throw in there! Needless to say, Mommy has found lots of tupperware, a cell phone and many other things in the trash!
That's all for now! More soon...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

groovin'

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Ellie is a dancin' machine these days! She dances to any kind of music and if there is no music, she makes her own! :) It's a blast...