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]”
Since returning from England, Ellie’s vocabulary has been expanding very quickly. She could probably say 20 words when we got back. Now though, she’s probably in excess of 100 words and can mimic nearly any word you say (causing us to be especially careful!).
She’s learning 5-6 new words a day and just recently, she has learnt pouch, tissues, “I love you”, “I missed you” and oatmeal.
There’s nothing quite like coming home or heading to work and hearing Ellie say in her most adorable voice, “I love you!”.
Lately, we’ve been taking advantage of the lovely Florida winter weather by going to the park regularly, which Ellie really enjoys. In this video you can see her marching towards the park before noticing and calling out the swings, which is her favourite thing to play on. Continue reading “Ellie’s eager to play on the swings [VIDEO]”
Ellie doesn’t get to watch TV at all since we’re raising her in a “low media” environment. However, after doing a surprise Christmas in January for Marti, I decided that to make it really feel like Christmas, that we’d watch The Snowman together. Her reaction to the music and animation was quite adorable. There were several moments of her having a gaping mouth, in awe of the magic. Continue reading “Ellie enjoying “The Snowman” [VIDEO]”
Very randomly and unexpectedly, after favouring “hi” as her salutation of choice, Ellie started mimicking the word “hello”, repeating it back to us, and then saying it to her own reflection in the mirror. Continue reading “Learning to say hello [VIDEO]”