I can't believe that this little sweet pea is almost three years old. The thought of it just makes me want to cry. In so many ways, she is still my little baby, but in other ways she is so grown up and does everything her older brother and sister do. Ella is still the biggest bundle of energy we have ever had in a two-year old. She runs everywhere she goes and is game to do anything! She has such a zest for life and can also be so feisty and sassy. Ella continues to prefer her mom to anyone else...including her dad which makes both of us sad. We have never had a child be such a "mama's girl" before. I literally have to sneak out of the house whenever I need to leave her behind with Ron which luckily does not happen that often. Once she figures out I am gone, she normally gets quite upset and continually asks when I will be home. Whenever she hurts herself and needs comfort or needs help with something, she always wants me to be the one to do it. As adorable as this is, it sure would be nice to get Ron's help a little more often when he is home. But such is life with Ella Avalon at this time.
Ella has really become a "girly girl" in the past several months. Like her older sister, she loves all things Disney princess and can be found wearing five different outfits from the dress-up box in one day. She loves fancy dresses, jewelry, and pretty shoes. She loves baby dolls and princess dolls and sneaks into Lia's room almost every day to play with her things. Luckily, Ella now is starting to acquire her own collection of toys and dolls and enjoys playing independently in her room on a regular basis, too. Ella still loves her ya-ya and pink blanket that she also calls "comfy warmy" (like Logan). If she could have her pacifier, pink blanket, and mama all the time, she would be one happy camper. Ella has also really developed a love of movies in the past few months and thoroughly enjoys her "movie time" every morning. She happily lays on the big couch with her pink blanket and eat her "gummies" (fruit snacks) while watching her movie of choice. However, Ella loves one-on-one attention from anyone and would read books, color pictures, complete a puzzle, and play dolls with any willing participant. Ella still takes a soild two-hour nap every afternoon and sleeps 10 to 11 hours every night. She also insists on taking baths in the big tub with her brother and sister and refuses to take one alone in the little tub in the children's bathroom anymore. She wants to do everything they do and wants everything they want. We sure love our Ella Avalon and cannot imagine what our lives would be like without this bundle of energy!