Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Ella!

Two years ago today we welcomed our sweet Ella into our lives and she has completely rounded out our family!!

This year has been such a whirlwind with all her new developments and her cute little personality and her becoming her own little person.  Some things I want to remember about this year:

*Waking her up in the morning and her naps is such a pleasure...I'm not exactly sure when she even wakes up bcuz she is so in Love with her lovey and paci that she just plays in her crib until someone comes to get her.  I understand that this is not a normal phenomenon and I am going to just keep going with it...maybe she'll be in a crib forever :)

*This girl can pack the food in but she has become pickier and pickier but the things she likes she will eat the hell out of them...her favorites are macaroni (think of a little italian kid asking for it bcuz that's what it sounds like when she asks for it), apple apple, bananas, smoothies, chicken salad, string cheese, edamame, bean and cheese quesadillas, goldfish, pirates booty, pretzels, raspberries straight out of the carton at the grocery store - don't judge until you've had a kid at the grocery store practically screaming for that food while your still have your whole list to get thru!!, pb&j, salad, etc

*She is a Mommy's girl!!!  No further explanation!

*We "talk" every night before she goes to bed.  Normally she talks about how we "used to" go to the gym and I would tell her that "Mommy will come get her".  Those are the 1st words of our conversation and then we pretty much talk about school or our day.

*She just started preschool and after a rocky 1st day she woke up from nap yesterday and her 1st words were that "I Like School" and she talks about her teachers, snack, toys she played with and her friends names.

*Avery and her have really started to play together even though she has a scream that I know specifically is reserved for Avery :)  She can now say her name with the V instead of it sounding like a B and she has started calling her Aves too!  She asks for her all day on the days that she is not in school and Avery is and loves seeing her when she wakes up.  She comes downstairs and says "Hi Avery!".  It melts my heart :)

*She is my little buddy that comes everywhere with me and as long as I have enough snacks with me we are just fine!

*She LOVES shoes...especially your flip-flops so watch out if you have some on!  She loves wearing sunglasses upside-down, eating chapstick and lip gloss, holding "pink" aka sanitizers from Bath and Body works, very into lotions and putting on deodorant :)

*She goes with Avery to my parents every Saturday night and loves going with Darmi when she picks them up.  She and Poppy are pals just like Avery and he are and they all have so much fun together over there.

*She LOVES getting in Nana's car when I meet her up at the gym (bcuz she hates going in the gym and LOVES hanging out with Nana) and they spend once a week together and she can't stop talking about Nana and Papa when she gets home.  When we have gone over there over the summer to drop Avery off or have dinner with them she eats them out of house and home with the Fruit Snacks they have!!

*All summer we spent at the pool up at the gym...she would go as long as she didn't have to go to the child care and she has become a little fish in her floaties.  I can't wait to see what next summer holds for us in the pool with her.

*Besides me, her best friends are her Lovey and Paci.  I don't even know how to deal with this and when it will be time to get rid of them bcuz Avery never had a lovey and gave up the paci on her own early on so I'm sure it will be interesting, but they calm her and she Loves them and she's the 2nd so we just go with it.

*She sure is a little independent thing and she shocks me with her full sentences and questions.  I stare at her in amazement when she talks and she understands EVERYTHING we say!!

I didn't know I was capable of the LOVE I have for her with all the LOVE my heart was full with for Avery, but this little girl has me in her grasp and my heart is now overflowing with LOVE for both girls.  As Avery holds a special place in my heart and life, Ella does the same and I can't believe my Baby is turning 2 already.  Slow down love bug...I'm not ready for this quick ride.\

Love, Mommy

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