That’s right! She’s been out for as long as she was in. So hard to believe! And she’s got personality! I took the above series of pictures on her 9 month birthday in the space of a few seconds. She has such a mobile, interesting little face. She is so fun and interactive and when she sleeps (I took those pictures the same day, ) she still looks as sweet and innocent as she did when she was 9 minutes old..
When Ella was 8 months old…
She modeled her new boots
She experienced her first Thanksgiving (and was outraged at the amount of calories available for consumption)
She hung her first Christmas ornament on her first Christmas tree
She hung out in her Johnny Jumper (literally)
She posed for her first family Christmas card
She partied with her adoring siblings
She continued to work on her puzzle skills and her clapping skills…
She rocked a Santa hat and was the cutest, cutest CUTEST little elf ever
She broke out the “bum scootch” as her primary mode of transportation. Exactly like her brother Finny before her. We are all so pleased. It is by far the cutest, most practical form of baby transportation. Protects the knees, leaves a hand free for holding stuff.
She wrote sweet notes for the Advent calendar.
She posed yet again for a Christmas card
She experienced her first snow fall. And dressed accordingly
She spent a lot of time looking skeptical and bemused
Here with Muss Cindi
and here at her first Messiah Sing-along
She posed for yet another family christmas card picture…(if you did not receive one from us please accept this with our love)
She went for rides on Gabe’s back
And monkeyed around with Gracie (our uber talented friend Rayna made these hats).
She gave lots of kisses
She enjoyed feeding herself puffs but she did not enjoy us feeding her anything.
She got goofy with Gabey
She met Santa Claus! He was charmed. She was not sure.
She got piano lessons from her big brother
And crashed on his shoulder when all the hard work was over
She discovered that she could take off her socks
She loved reading
When Ellabeth was 8 months old she dealt with the paparazzi endlessly
And pondered about how that would probably never end…..le sigh
Alas, Ellabeth teethed a lot when she was eight months old.
It was hard on all of us. We leaned heavily upon the music of Mindy Gledhill to get us through it. In the end it brought us closer together. We still think she is the cutest, most adorable, cleverest and most entertaining little baby girl in the world.