Friday, May 28, 2010

The Latest...

So as you may know, Ellie's first language is Japanese! hehe! You think I'm kidding?! Come on over and listen to her talk! :) Ellie talks non-stop from the moment she wakes up until the moment she goes to sleep, and everyone who hears her always comments on how much it sounds like she is speaking in Japanese. It has just been in the last month or so that she has really started to say words (in English) that we can understand (besides mama, dada, papa etc.) and now she is saying tons of new words and phrases every day! Don't get me wrong, we love hearing her speak her own little language and carry on full on conversations with us, in which we have NO idea what she is talking about...but I must say, it is so nice to be able to understand her now and give her a response back that actually relates to what she is saying! She probably thought every time I would say something back to her, "mom, that had noooothing to do with what I just told you" haha!

I am absolutely loving this age right now where Ellie is really starting to talk and understand things, and her interest in everything around her is so much fun! I love how every little thing is the BIGGEST deal and makes her face light up. --example-- spotting the moon in the sky makes her little self full of joy and she shouts to everyone "look!" "moon!", or seeing a firetruck drive by makes her jump up and down and she waves to it like crazy until she can't see it anymore then tells it "see ya!". I love watching Ellie learn and discover and explore new things every day. She is so much fun! Can you tell that I might be just a liiiittle bit obsessed with this little girl?!?! ;-)

Here are some cute pics from this last month...

enjoying the warm weather


cutie pie

"another picture mom?"

she picked out her outfit this day :)

loving on her baby

reading to baby Leah (I watch her 2 days a week) Ellie LOVES her! Thank you Lord!

picking up Bubba from Sunday School

working in the yard with Nana!

she put Nana to work! :)

pile up on Papa!

Now Grammy's turn!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2 years old!!

My little munchkin turned 2 last Friday (April 30) and I'm still trying to digest how that is possible! These last two years have gone by so fast; it still feels like it was just yesterday that Jeremiah and I were anticipating the birth of our little girl and wondering how our lives would soon forever change. I feel so incredibly blessed to be Ellie's mommy and couldn't have ever imagined loving someone so much!! She is such a sweet little girl, yet full of energy...and more energy...and more energy...:) She is constantly making us laugh and now, feeds off of our laughter rather than getting scared from all the noise, haha! She is such a little cuddle bug- I hope that never changes! Ellie loves being outdoors and loves to play soccer with daddy. She lights up the second he says "where's your soccer ball?". She also has a very "girly" side to her too that is starting to come out. She loves to play dress up and twirl around in her pretty dresses and tutu's and she never leaves the house without putting her purse on first. :) She is just so much fun and being able to watch her little personality develop more and more each day is the greatest thing ever! Ellie girl, we love you SO SO much and can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you. Happy 2nd Birthday Ellie Ryan!!

*Here are a ton of pictures from her birthday weekend!!

the birthday girl

look what daddy got me!

opening more presents

my very first tricycle...thanks Grammy and Papa!

"hey look at me!"

coloring on her new easel

on our way to Fairytale Town with the cousins

Ellie loved this slide-It went super fast!


walking with Auntie

sliding with Papa

loves choo choo trains

telling Papa the story of Cinderella ;)

so cute!

Grammy and Ellie

silly cousins

the girls- sister, mom, Jenny and me

hitching a ride from Uncle Jimmy

watching cartoons with her new sunglasses on (before she broke them)

that didn't stop her from wearing them though! she is too much!

Ellie picked out her outfit this day...she brought me over her tutu and then her fairy wings. :)

reading her book