Wednesday, May 21, 2008

19 Months

Ella Grace is 19 months old today. Today...

  • She insisted on wearing her beach hat to take Evan to school today. She LOVES accessories.
  • She cries (I mean sounds like her heart is breaking) EVERY time I put her down for a nap or to bed. Today she wanted to take "Baby" and "Bunnit" (Bunny Rabbit) to bed with her. She clutched "Baby" under one arm and "Bunnit" under the other, let me lay her down, and then with her little hand waved "Bye Bye" to me. I wanted to snatch her up right then and tell her she didn't have to take a nap, but I didn't. It just melted my heart.
  • She bossed Evan around a bit by telling him, "No, no." She is such a little mother.
  • We read her favorite book, "Things I Love," A LOT.
  • She ran toward me several times, arms outstretched, saying "Hugs." She wrapped her little arms around my neck so tight. Oh, I love this age!
This is when Ella Grace first met her Daddy. She was two days old. She came early, so Derek couldn't make it home from Iraq in time. He cried when I told him over the phone she was already here. He hated that he missed it, but I was just happy he got to come home at all! Believe me, they have made up for lost time! :)

Here she is at 5 months. You can't tell in this picture, but she sported a "Eddie Munster" hairline for a long time. :) She pulled it off beautifully!

Here she is today. My sweet girl.

And, here she is with the beach hat she HAD to wear to take Evan to school.

Evan and Ella are the joys of my heart.

12 comments:

Angela said...

Ella is truly a pretty little girl. She has such a sweet smile and those soft curls in the back of her hair...so precious! I love the Bunnit thing!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

OH my gosh! I LOVE that dress and hat! Where did you get it?! Happy 19 months!!! :)

Meredith said...

Leigh Ann! Little Ella Grace is all girl and little miss personality! She and Evan are just precious! That picture of Ella with the dress and hat needs to be in a baby magazine!

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday, EG! She is adorable. Miss America if I've ever seen her.

Lindsey said...

She is a beautiful little girl. I just want to squeeze her! You are so blessed:)

Megan L Hutchings said...

When I look at her I can't help but think she is just like you!!!! How precious is she =)!

Kelly said...

You are such a great mom!!!! Ella is precious in that outfit!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

Ella looks so much like her mama! Her little dress and matching hat are just darling! Isn't it fun to dress a little girl??

Candy said...

Ella Grace is so pretty, Leigh Ann! I just love her great big smile. :)

mer said...

Oh my gosh, I could EAT her UP! So, so cute!

Abby said...

You're not having fun dressing her everyday, are ya? (wink, wink) She is a doll and so sweet. Have you thought about investing in Gymboree stock?

Meag said...

EG seriously couldn't be any cuter.... and couldn't look any more like you! I love it!