Sunday, August 29, 2010

Some Photos from August

At 21 months, Elise is such a fun little girl! Her vocabulary is huge. She wants to know what everything is and will point from item to item to item, listening and then repeating what we say. She is incredibly active, running and jumping everywhere. She still loves being outside, swimming, and books. Her newest obsession is her baby doll. She pushes "Baby" all over in the stroller, feeds baby, covers "Baby" with blankets, and says "shhh shhh, night-night." It's so sweet. Eating habits are all over the place, but she's growing and I guess that's all that matters! She is a very happy little girl, plays well with her friends, and is a lot of fun to be around.

Here are a few pics from this month.

"Helping" Daddy mow
In a pretty outfit made by MiMi
She loves to walk around in my shoes.

Elise and Tompa have a special bond- they adore each other!

Elise modeling another darling outfit made by MiMi.

We have Sea World season passes and we've had a lot of fun this summer going to the water park with friends. Last weekend Matt was off and the three of us went. Hardly anyone was there- it was so nice!
Climbing the ropes

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Elise- 21 Months

I took Elise down to Hemisphere Park to get some pictures taken. I can't believe she's nearing 2!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First Day of School!

School (Mother's Day Out) has started back up for Elise. She has moved into the Toddler/2 Class... where did my baby go??? She is still going on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-3:30.
Elise insists on carrying her items into and out of the classroom all by herself. She calls her backpack her "pac-pac" and throws a fit when I attempt to help her or pick her up when we're in the parking lot. (She refuses to hold my hand....*sigh*) Miss Independence!
At Back to School Night she played with the dolls and hid and cried under the table when I told her it was time to leave. Made a great first impression on her teacher, I'm sure :)
Of course, she remembered the baby dolls and once she was in the room, she didn't look back once. Seriously. Matt and I told her "bye" and she could not have cared less...
She had a great first week and we're looking forward to another wonderful school year!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Animal Sounds

Elise has gotten so good with all her animal sounds... here's a little video I shot of her demonstrating that knowledge. It's not the best video.... I'm going to attempt to get a better one... one where I can remember all the animals she knows. ;)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sawing Logs

Elise tends to be an excellent sleeper. She goes to sleep easily and sleeps well. She also tends to catch up on her sleep over the weekend, after our busy weeks. I took this last weekend, after she was going on 3.5 hours of her afternoon nap. Sweet baby girl...