Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Birthday!!!

On August 31, Baby Ellie turned 2!!! Does this mean I have to quit referring to her as "baby" Ellie?? Sniff, sniff! Ellie is doing simply wonderful. We celebrated her birthday the Saturday before her actual birthday with a Minnie Mouse party at the park. She LOVES Minnie (and Mickey!).

Ellie is doing great these days. She is a very typical mischievous toddler, but that's to be expected. One of her new favorite games is to run and hide when you want her to do something. Silly kid. She seems to be picking up more words each day. She now speaks in short sentences. Her favorite songs to sing are "The Wheels on the Bus", "Happy Birthday" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". She loves to read books and play with her babies. I got her a toy kitchen and a table/chairs for her birthday. She has been enjoying "cooking" me dinner and having lots of tea parties. Life almost feels normal! We have definitely gotten our lives back. It's just a shame that it took so long for us to be fully reunited.

Nana and Papa are still a huge part of Ellie's life. She spends the night with them about once every 2-3 weeks. She gets so excited when she knows they are coming to see her. If anything, this tragedy gave them a much closer relationship than they ever would have had before. I am thankful for that.

Right now, life is good. Ellie is beautiful and independent and just a blessing. I <3 her more than anything.

Happy 2nd Birthday, sweet girl! Mommy loves you to the moon and back!!!

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