Monday, November 19, 2007

Ella at 9 months

Ella is 9 months old. She weighs 24 lbs. What a chunk! She loves to do things by herself. She crawls all over the place and pulls herself up on everything. She has no fear and even moves from the couch to the coffee table. She loves it when we chase her around the house. She tries to crawl as fast as she can, it is so cute! She likes to crawl behind the couch. She can only enter one way behind the couch, but she cannot turn around so she cries until Jordan and I have to crawl behind there to get her.
At 9 months old, Ella can say "Da Da, Ma Ma, No," and "Na ma na ma" (which is food). Of course, her first words other than "Da Da" and "Ma Ma" are "no" and food. That's my child. She has said "Hi" a couple of times but it is not an everyday word. I use Sign Language and she recognizes food, drink, and milk. The other words I sign she just looks at me like I'm weird.
Ella is busy, busy, busy. She likes to go (just like her mom). Our daily routine consists of leaving our apartment around 10:00am and returning home around 9:00pm. She takes about 2-3 naps a day that are about 15-45 min long and it is usually in the car moving from one destination to another. Her bottom two teeth have already come in, and her top teeth are on their way. I can see them but they have not broken through yet.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Halloween Time!!!

Ella with her antenna's on. She didn't like it on her head because she was too hot. So we replaced it with a bow!

You can see Ella's 2 teeth.

We got to celebrate Ella's 1st Halloween. The Saturday before went to the Pumpkin Patch with our friends Todd and Lisa Ruitman in our ward. We got there just before 9:00pm and found out the Pumpkin Patch was closing so we did not get to do any of the activities. We did take pictures. Ella was a butterfly for Halloween. We went to Ryan and Wendy's for dinner and Trick or Treating. It was so fun. Ella like being with all the kids going Trick or Treating and she got lots of candy for her Mommy and Daddy. After that, I babysat until 4:00 in the morning. It was a long night.