Our little peanut turned 22 months old today. I just can't believe how close she is getting to her second birthday. I wish I could make it stop! Regardless, our little Ella is sure turning into a toddler. Her new favorite word is "No" and she uses it all the time! In fact, she often times says, "No, no, no, no!" when she is not happy with something. She also has perfected the mini tantrum which fortunately doesn't last that long. I am sure that her brother is to blame for teaching her this! Ella is turning into a really independent, feisty little girl. She loves doing everything Logan and Lia do and runs everywhere she goes. It just cracks Ron and me up. Every time she hears music, she will break out into dancing and really has some good moves. She also folds her arms over her eyes whenever it is time to say a prayer which is the funniest thing. Due to Logan's love of playing hide-and-go-seek several times a day, Ella hears me counting to ten all of the time. As a result, she has gotten really good at counting to five. In fact, I caught her counting her fingers over and over again in the car the other day. So cute. Ella continues to say one or two words at a time and is getting better at expressing her thoughts. Ella has really started to love dolls this past month and carries Lia's old, baby dolls (which have been passed on to her) all over the house. She also continues to love soft, cuddly stuffed animals and will hug them super tight and kiss them. She will also do this to me from time to time which just melts my heart. Ella still is a total diva and can be found walking around in my high heels with a purse in hand and multiple necklaces draped around her neck. She still loves her ya ya and pink blankie and continues to sneak up to her room on a regular basis to steak a pacifier out of her crib. Oh, that girl. Ella loves reading books and any one-on-one attention that we give her. She is getting a little better at eating dinner foods again and can be coaxed into eating most meats and vegetables. Feeeyooh! Ella still takes a great afternoon nap every day and sleeps most nights for eleven hours. She is just the sweetest, cutest, feistiest thing and we love her to pieces!
My precious girl!