Sunday, June 26, 2011

17 Months!

Ellie, you are 17 months old today!

What are you up to?  Well, everything!  You are still a busy, busy bee and play so well at home with your toys.  You love your babies and your new kitchen the most!
You are saying more words every day!  You talk all the time and the words you say are loud and clear.  You have learned to give the BEST hugs and kisses and you give them out all the time.  I absolutely love it when you squeeze my neck tight and pucker up those cute little lips!

You have 8 teeth, one molar coming through and 1 incisor cutting through as well.  These teeth have been rough!  Your bedtime used to be between 8-8:30 but the past few days have been brutal!  I couldn't even get you to cry it out to sleep.  I am determined this week to get you back on track.  We may not leave the house but I need you to rest!  You are so much happier when you sleep.

We have spent a lot of time outside this summer and you love to swim!  You are pretty fearless in the water and have a big time splashing around.  You also love to take a bath each night.  You are my little fish!  I can't wait to see how you do at the beach in a few weeks.

Your hair has really grown and it is curly!  I am so excited.  I love your curls.  It was on my wishlist before you were born...ha!

You eat most meals pretty well.  You LOVE blueberries and strawberries, peanut butter crackers, pancakes, spaghetti, ravioli, applesauce, apple juice (you say joooose peeeeese) and of course, mac-n-cheese.  I know it's bad but it's my go to food if you won't eat anything else.  Chick-fila nuggets are the only meat you really eat and that is not very often.  When we do eat there it is a treat and you gobble them up. You still get plenty of fruit and yogurt, I promise!

You are the light of our lives and I honestly do not know what I would do without you. You are loved by so many and I hope one day you realize how lucky you are to have so people that just adore you.  It is kind of overwhelming for me at times!  I am so thankful that you are a sweet, happy baby, although you really aren't much of a baby anymore. I cannot believe you are such a big girl!

At 5:50 the other morning when you woke me up pretty unhappy, I got you out of bed and went to rock you back to sleep.  This was such a sweet time because I never get to do this anymore.  I loved every minute!


  1. Aww, your daughter is adorable! ♥ She's so precious! :)

  2. Stopping by from Jenna's 2nd annual comment challenge! What a beautiful little girl. Hope you have a great week!