Guess who is 10 months old today? I can't believe it either. I was staring at her today and said to James, "She's like a little human." I mean, I know she is. But the way she was sitting playing with her feet while watching her beloved Yo Gabba Gabba, it was just so human like.
She amazes me everyday with how much she is learning. She is starting to communicate more and you can tell when she is really trying to talk and/or sing.
She loves going to story time at the Library. Parents are always so impressed by her. She crawls over to just about anyone and makes herself at home. I guess that's better than being stuck to my leg and antisocial.
When shopping, she has become more stoic and doesn't just smile at everyone now. She's either got to be super happy or the person has to initiate the smiles. But her stoic facial expression gets ooos and awws just as much.
As I wrote down below, one thing that Ellie has been doing lately that makes us laugh is "destroy" things. I'll be playing with her blocks and build this awesome house and then here comes Godzilla and pushes it down. Also, she has this little toy bus that the people sit in and as I try to get all the people on the bus she's throwing them out just as fast. It gives us a good laugh.
Ellie also enjoys my theatrical side. I have some finger puppets that we play with and I put on elaborate stories and she just sits and watches with a smile on her face.
Ellie has also been really into those books where you lift the flaps. She's destroyed a few flaps, but she does understand the concept and loves to be able to lift it up to see what's underneath.
And I have to just say, a few months ago Ellie would try to roll over when I was changing her diaper, but it was manageable. But now, OMG, it's like a wrestling match for sure. The harder I try to get her to roll back the more she fights it and then she usually ends up hanging upside down screaming with me holding her ankles. I try to switch it up each time and distract her with lots of different things, but it doesn't always work.
Anyways, I love my little Ellie. I'm keeping her for sure!
Ellie thought it was play time when we stuck her on the chair. She was moving around that chair and jumping up and down like crazy. Daddy had to save her life a few times and catch her mid air. Pretty sure she thought she was SO funny and was doing her deep belly giggles the entire time.