It was Ellie's second Thanksgiving yesterday, and we had a great time celebrating at home. Nonna came to visit, and since I prepped the food the day before, it was a relaxing day for us all. We watched the Macy's parade in the morning...James liked seeing Santa and the train which he called the Polar Express. Ellie loved the pumpkin pie and ate 2.5 pieces!
At night Ellie went to sleep and James watched Up with Nonna as Eliot and I went out to shop at the Black Friday (Thursday?) sales. We saved hundreds and had a great time!
Ellie is 14 month old! She said "wawa" for water today, and is practicing "ga" for go and saying Mama all the time (she is super clingy to me right now). She also points at everything and wants to know what it is/touch everything. Ellie is also taking a step here and there and working on her balance.
Ellie hasn't started walking yet, but she is cruising and practicing like crazy. Today at the play gym, Ellie was playing inside a little playhouse and took a small step from one corner to the other without holding on to anything! I think she will get it in another month or so. She looks so happy cruising around... My sweet baby is becoming a toddler!
I've also noticed she communicates a lot more than she used to. She learned the signs for Car and Hat, and when I asked her where her water was, she looked down, found it, and took a drink! She also has tried to say hat and she pronounces the "sss" part of Yes.
James hears me say, "no no, Ellie" when she throws her food on the floor, and now he walks around saying it all the time. It's pretty cute. :-)
Here are a few pics of Ellie practicing her steps!