this month ellie claire walked. just in the past couple days, she has started taking steps without being coaxed by another person. she's supposed to be walking down the aisle at matt and mandy's wedding in april, and i think she's on pace. she had her first christmas and found out she's having a baby brother or sister. she still dances. she still only has two teeth. she is talking up a storm. we're convinced she's saying "dog!" and "no!" in her baby language. she really does talk with all kinds of inflection and emotion ALL the time. it's hysterical. she blows kisses and gives them. she points at things she wants or wants you to look at. she went to her first birthday party (faith's), and she plays patty-cake perfectly. she eats everything in sight. the only things she doesn't like are scrambled eggs and frosted mini wheats, that we know of. she's been alive in two different years. she loves her bath time and getting into everything she isn't supposed to. for the past four nights, she's gone to bed without her swing. she's ticklish everywhere, especially her hammies (just like uncle scott). she has a big-girl car seat. she still loves praise baby and being outside.
i can't believe she's almost one. one! the next time i post one of these, she will have cake smeared from head to toe.
the last nine pictures, yes, nine, are from today - her birthday.
the rest of from her 11th month.
ellie claire, i cannot believe the beauty you are growing into right before my eyes. you personality is blossoming like a most-beautiful flower. you are smart, charming, hilarious and you have stolen the heart from my very chest. i love you so much. i am so proud of you.
love, your mommy
Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."