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Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Monday, December 6, 2010

17 Months


My sweet Ella Bella,

You are such a sweet little girl.  Mrs. Cari and Mrs. Alex at Mother’s Day Out say you “love to hug” all the other kids in your class.  Occasionally, you take Aleck to the ground giving him one of your bear hugs.

You have had one or two temper tantrums when things don’t go your way, but the vast majority of the time you are laid back and just go with the flow.

Every time we enter a public restroom, you raise your voice and start yelling, just to hear your voice echo.  With all the traveling and doctor visits, that is a lot of echoing.  It cracks me up every single time you do it.

Your little right leg is in a cast.  Daddy slipped on Aunt Glenda’s stairs while he was bringing you down from a nap.  We had x-rays done in Starkville, then again when we got home from our Thanksgiving trip.  The x-rays were negative, but a week after the fall you continued to walk with a limp.  Dr. Quattro thinks you may have a hairline tibia fracture so she casted you.  It doesn’t slow you down at all, but you hate to get that sucker wet at bath time.  You hold your leg in the air until you can’t hold it up any longer, then it falls in the water and you whine.

We are in the process of weaning you off your pacifier.  You can nap and sleep at night without it now, but there are still times during the day that you are fussy and whining and I know you would be all better with your pacifier.  Sometimes I give in, some times I don’t.  We will start weaning the bottle soon, but that will prove to be more difficult because you really love your bottle.  The other day we were in Wal-mart and you were fussy and you looked at me and gave me the sign for milk.

You had an ear infection last month that took two rounds of antibiotics to clear up.  We have an appointment with the pediatric ENT this week.

You love books!  When the house is quiet and I look for you, I can find you sitting on the floor, or in your rocking chair looking at a book. 

Over the last few weeks, you have asked to sit on the potty when I put you in the bath.  Today, you wanted to sit on Aleck’s potty and you actually peed in his potty.  I was so excited and you were so proud of yourself.  It is crazy that the thought of you being potty trained made me a little sad to know that my baby is growing up so fast.

You can now open the refrigerator and point at what you want to eat.  For some reason, you like to put the bottle of mustard in your mouth.

You adore Aleck, but there are times that you aggravate him just to get a reaction.  Usually, it is when he is playing with his trains.  You will walk up and knock the line of trains off the track and then smirk.  Sometimes you immediately run to me for protection.  It drives Aleck crazy and you love the reaction.  Thankfully, the vast majority of the time you guys play really well together.

You continue to love your pink and brown blanket and your miniature baby doll.  After I started weaning your pacifier, I found you sucking your doll’s hand one night.

We have a blow-up Santa in the yard and every time we are outside you say, “ho, ho, ho”.  Absolutely adorable!

You are such a Daddy’s girl and your sweet face lights up when Daddy walks in the room.

You love anything to do with going or being outside.

You love to jump on the bed.

You are such a good sleeper.  We put you in the bed wide awake and you go right to sleep, snuggled with your doll and blanket.

Your Mommy and Daddy love you to the moon!

1 comment:

Dede said...

So sweet and she is getting big.
Love the header!!!!!