Friday, October 30, 2009

Ella Is Just So Silly

Since this blog is first and foremost a family journal for us I wanted to share some of the funny things Ella has done lately.  She is almost two and becoming quite a character.  In the last couple of weeks her vocabulary has just taken off and she is starting to say things so much clearer... at least I can understand her... usually. :)  She isn't using complete sentences yet, but she is starting to pair words together, which makes it so much easier to understand what she is trying to get across to us.  She also has so much energy and is so inquisitive about everything around her.  While I love that she is so eager to learn about and discover the world around her I'm not quite sure that I'm ready to give her that much freedom.  Where do you find the balance of letting your child learn and explore while also keeping them safe and keeping your sanity?  I must confess that Andrew is the better parent when it comes to giving Miss Ella Bella her independence.  For me I think I have a harder time with it because 1) I have two children to keep an eye on and 2) I still think of her as my baby girl and it makes me sad to let her grow up too much too fast.  One of these days I hope to find a good balance, but until then I'll just keep plugging away as that parent who smothers their children.

Some funny and absolutely adorable things that Ella says:
"futterfly" = butterfly
"shew fly" = she says this to any flying bug such as bees, wasps, flies, etc. while swatting her hand at them
"boon mommy, boon" = balloon, oh my heck, she can spot balloons anywhere, on the ceiling at the grocery store, flying in the sky, in the background on t.v., you name it and she'll spot it
"airpane" = she loves to see airplanes and will always point them out for you
"Dubbin" = she loves her cousin Dublin
"Nach" = her favorite Uncle Zach
"Mommy Baby v. Ella Baby" = that is how you determine when she's talking about  her brother or her doll

She loves anything that provides transportation as well.  She insists on pointing out every bike, boat, bus, train, airplane, car and truck and she says everything with a New York accent... it brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.

Ella also gets very excited for things that she loves.  For example, we had to go to the mall a couple nights ago and since Andrew was with us (and we forgot the double stroller) Ella got to walk.  When we got in the store she was running from one thing to the next telling us what everything was with such enthusiasm.  Shoes mommy, tie daddy, sunglasses, necklace, etc... this occurred with everything throughout the store right down to the mannequins hands.  On our way back out we, I mean I, was perusing the munchkins clothes.  I found a dress that had some cats appliqued on the front and when I held it up to show Ella she said "Whoa!!!  Kitty, kitty mommy"!  I couldn't stop laughing, it was one of the funniest things I've ever heard her say.  Of course she came running up to the dress after and thought that was just the coolest thing ever.  I didn't even know she knew the word "whoa".  I think it'll be one of those times that's burned into my mommy brain forever.

Anyways, Ella is just getting so big and independent and giving us lots of laughs every day.  We love her so much and can't imagine life without her.


  1. Very cute! I can't wait to see Dublin and Ella "talk" in person.

  2. Shanade once Ella turns 2 it gets better.. at least it did for me. I wanted to cry on his first birthday.. on his 2nd I was excited. They really sprout into their own little person around 2.. it's hard to hold them back.

  3. Oh my gosh, Shanade! She is getting so big. I have to hear the New York accent! I want to hear her say "flutterfly." We should play next week. Are you free?

  4. Ella currently has a really bad cold and I'm holding my breath that it doesn't turn into anything more. I'll let you know when she is better and then we can have a play date.

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