Friday, January 23, 2009
I have started packing up her 3-6 month clothes and bringing in the 6-9 months. It is such a bittersweet time. You fold up each little outfit, each with it’s own memory and pack it away. While I want her to grow and hit those milestones, I also want her to stay just the way she is, small & cuddly. Needless to say, it is very fun to see her develop her little personality with her big smiles and rolling laughs. We are blown away at how much she has grown & how much she has learned in the past 6 months. (I know this is a saying that won’t go away since I still hear it when people talk about me.) So at 6 months this is where we are:
-She has really started to like all the solids. Right now she is on the yummy diet of sweet potatoes, carrots, applesauce, pears & cereal. (And for all those with potty humor, solids definitely make diaper changing interesting!)
-She is rather impatient if she sees a full bottle and it's not already in her mouth. ;-)
-She is “talking” a lot, telling us all about her day. While we say we have heard her say “Ella” I really think it might be wishful thinking!
-She squeals & does the running man in her exer-saucer when she sees a kitty.
-When she is on her tummy she can do push-up & pull her feet under just not at the same time.
-She can sit up on her own with the occasional slow fall and if she is holding something like a couch or the outside of the exer-saucer she can stand on her own.
-She is a great sleeper going from 830p-630a.
-Basically she is now a sponge taking everything in and if you look at her you can see her little wheels in her brain turning all the time. She loves to be held when you are working in kitchen so that she can see your every move or when you are driving and she is truly looking out the window to see what's out there. It's so funny to see her taking it all in.
Well I think that sums it all up. TGIF and happy 6-month birthday Ella!!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I love sitting with Dad and watching TV.
I guess I can't win....Mommy makes me wear bunny ears and Daddy makes me wear baseball hats.
We hope everyone had a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Christmas Eve at the Brown's, she thought the shiny red bag was pretty neat! Since she has started teething I really think she was eyeing the bag to shove in her mouth and maybe if the bag was lucky get doused in her drool.
Oh wow, Santa came!!!
Ok this photo was really for us. We only thought it was fair to make Ella our present, after all she is the gift that keeps on giving!