Last weekend, we thought we’d treat Ellie by putting up some Christmas lights in her room. This is the big reveal and Ellie was so excited to look at each light. It’s now the first thing she does every morning. Continue reading “Ellie’s Christmas lights [VIDEO]”
Ellie’s vocabulary and diction is so good that she rarely misses a word. However, she tried saying “hippopotamus” the other day and couldn’t quite get it, so we got lots of cute attempts like this: Continue reading “Hippopotamus”
There are a few words which Ellie can’t decide how to pronounce. She hears me say WAR-tuh, whereas she’ll hear Marti say WOD-ah; she hears Marti say YOAH-gert and then hears me call it YOH-gert. Sometimes she’ll pick her pronunciation depending on who she’s speaking to.
When acknowledging and encouraging good behaviours, “good job, Ellie” seems to have become our phrase of choice. So much so that when Ellie does something well, she praises herself with this phrase. Continue reading “Good job Ellie [VIDEO]”
The way that Ellie takes in the world around her and what is said is astounding. After hearing Mama say several times that shes going to yoga while Oma looks after her, Ellie now pretends that shes going to yoga occasionally.
The other day while driving home, I caught a glimpse of Ellie in her mirror and said “Hi, gorgeous”, which she then repeated. Naturally, I couldn’t get a video while I was driving, but luckily while we were having dinner soon thereafter she was only too happy to play along. Cue adorableness. Continue reading “Mama’s gorgeous! [VIDEO]”