Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ellie is 20 months old!!

On May 29th Ellie turned 20 months old. Words I have to describe her at this age are "independent," "sassy," "happy," and "sweet." She refuses to hold our hands or be held because she wants to explore at her leisure. It makes for some power struggles in places where she needs to hold our hands for safety reasons. Ellie also throws tantrums when she doesn't get her way, either in screaming protests or by throwing herself down face-first on the floor and laying still and quiet. I call it the "peaceful protest." She only really says a handful of words at the moment (for whatever reason) but she communicates very well with pointing and making affirmative/negative head nods. Ellie also loves her brother and misses him when he's not around. She will look at me with he palms up and make a questioning sound and then I know she is looking for James. They like to tickle each other, chase each other, and play footsie. It's quite cute. :-)

James is saying all kinds of funny things. Yesterday he saw some ants in a cobweb and said, "Mommy, those ants are BROKEN!" :-) He also calls it the TV scream and can't figure out why we call the three meals something different... To him they are all Dinner. And sleeping is always "my nap" or "quiet time" no matter if it is during the day or not. James also likes to give his and kisses a lot, and he loves our snuggle time.

Ellie has learned to give "big hugs" where she will run to you with open arms. But she doesn't want to sit on my lap anymore for story time and she also wants to walk to her bed herself instead of being carried. Miss independent indeed.

I feel incredibly blessed to be a mommy to two such amazing kiddos. My heart is full. <3

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