Ella is 16 months old today! We celebrated by going to the park for about an hour and playing and playing until we were both sweaty and Momma was getting sunburned. It is so fun to watch her climb over, under, & on everything. I was watching her climb up the stairs and slide down the slide all by herself and just thinking to myself 'Wow, my girl is not a baby anymore'. She can do it on her own now. I love it though. I love watching her do things and conquer things that I used to have to help her with. Her favorite is still the swing though and she just giggles and laughs almost the whole time. I tickle her feet and get her sweet little legs and she loves it.
Her hair is getting longer, so the other day I decided to let her rock some pig tails. (Or as my Dad & Mom would say, Dog ears) Ha! Soo cute!
She is currently getting 4 molars in & one canine tooth in. YES, ALL at the SAME TIME. Poor thing. It really does not seem to be bothering her that much though. She has been more tired than anything and instead of one two hour nap in the afternoon she has been taking one three to four hour nap. I know it can't fell good though. She has been extra cuddly too.
Her animal sounds now include: Dog, Cow, Snake, Lion & Bear. She still does not like the cat sound. Her words are: Yes, No (I think this is her favorite!!), Up, Down, Out, Get, Baby, Momma, Dada, Juice, Fish (for Gold Fish), Bite, Hi, Bye, Uh-Oh, Wow, and I can get her to say Papa but only occasionally.
She will point to where the eyes, ears & nose are in a book and on my face, but not on hers. I have to be careful of the eyes though. She is not gentle!
She loves to read books and her favorite is still "Jesus Loves Me" followed closely by the Belly Button Book. She now likes to pretend she is reading the books and just gibbers and jabbers and I think it is adorable. She tries to sing along to Jesus Loves me too. It melts my heart.
She DOES NOT like brushing her teeth. She does not like peaches. She throws amazing temper tantrums. She throws herself on the ground and cries. I didn't know they did that this early, but our girl has a strong will.
She loves bananas, being outside, running, when her Daddy gets her neck, greeting her Daddy at the door when he comes home from work, playing with her babies, dogs, big kids, cell phones, gold fish, being tickled, splashing in the bath tub, & people - she is SO social!
We love this girl so much and I am so blessed by God and so thankful to my husband that I am able to spend my days at home with her.