We had a wonderful first year together. She loved to be rocked and snuggle. Anyone could make her laugh. Daddy could make everyone laugh by holding her in the air and giving her a little shake to make those sweet cheeks jiggle with joy. She learned to walk before her birthday and was a big fan of grilled cheese sandwiches and green beans (two things she won't eat now).
Before Ella turned two, she was already a big sister. She loved Dora - we even went to a live Dora show for her birthday. She knew all of her colors. She knew how to count. She could tell you how to spell her name...she even learned how to write it when she was 2 1/2. This was the year she potty trained, yay! She learned Luke 2:6-14 and recited it by memory at Christmas.
Two Years Old
At 3, Ella was Miss Independant. She could write anything you'd tell her how to spell, sound out the letters, learned lots of opposites and how to ride a scooter. She became infatuated with horses and acting like a horse. She became a pro Wii bowler...strike! She began an ugly bout of separation anxiety...and we're still working our way out of that stage.
Three Years Old
Today, our four year old snuck into the living room and found her birthday present without us even knowing she was up. Is this what we have to look forward to?? I do believe she thinks she is grown now...
We love you, sweet girl!