Sunday, December 7, 2014

Turning 2

Ellie turning 2 has been so fun. She talks a lot and is learning new things every single days.
Thanks to Frozen and the snow that happened in November Ellie has started to really enjoy snowmen. One morning we were drawing on her magnadoodle and she asked me to draw a snowman. I drew the circles and she added the details when I'd say, "Draw the arms. Draw the hat," etc.
I hate when I take a good picture on my phone and not my camera but the one below is showing daddy how proud she was.
We had a mini session with the photographer who did our spring pictures but since we were out and ready I brought my tripod and took some picture of us and of Ellie for a few 2 year old pictures. It got cold fast that night so taking pictures required sucker bribery.  

A friend of mine had a tradition of making pancakes in the number of how old her kids are turning. I liked the idea so I decided to try and keep that tradition too. Here is Ellie with her #2 pancake.
Before her Birthday party that night we let her open presents from Grandma, Grandpa/Pam, Aunt Cassidy and James and I.

Her favorite was hands down the dog which she named Baby Jolie. But she asks to sleep with Elsa every night (along with Snow White which we have as a hand me down). And, 3 months later, she still plays with the Lego princess which she assumes is Elsa since it's blue. 

Her Birthday Party was much more low key this year. Just our closest friends and their kiddos. I debated what "theme" to go with for Ellie's B-day this year and I really wanted to put Christmas decorations up right away this year, probably because the early snow, but since Ellie had really been into Snowmen I felt like that theme was easy enough to go along with. 
We had Pumpkin Chili for dinner and Hot Chocolate and Snowman cupcakes for dessert.
 Ellie got a new baby doll, which she clearly was excited about. And my friend Andrea made her an awesome diaper bag with some diapers and wipes. Perfect for Ellie.

We played quite a few games of Heads Up.

Ellie was so excited for her cupcake and blowing out the candles and loved when we sang to her.

Well, another year in the books. Ellie has been, I feel, an easy baby and now 2 year old. She is pretty easy going and doesn't really cry or throw fits. She is quick to obey. She does however talk a lot and uses 3-4 word sentences. She wants someone to play with all the time. We are working on learning to play on her own but she is just a social only child who likes having attention.
She loves going to nursery at church. She has had a few rough days wanting to go in but usually that's when no one is in there yet or a substitute teacher is in there. But for the most part she marches right in. People always comment on how sweet she is and how petite she is (19.5lbs and 30in. tall). I've mentioned many times, but she has mostly moved on from Yo Gabba Gabba and into Frozen which I'm totally okay with, it's fun. She loves snacks and playing outside despite the colder temperatures. 
She loves getting dressed for church and likes to look pretty. She runs around the house with her Elsa cape (seen in previous post) singing Let it Go. She doesn't have all the words down yet, only the important parts. I'm trying to think of more so I don't forget how fun she was at this time but that's all I'm remembering right now.

It's crazy to me how much one little person can change, grow and learn in 2 years.

1 comment:

  1. I have too many favorites to name, what a doll she is!