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Monday, July 24, 2017

March 2017

In March Ellie started learning more words.
She started saying "please" and "happy".
She loves to help and throws away the trash and picks up her toys. She helps to put the soap in the dishwasher and start it. Loves to give high fives!
She started putting on her pants by herself and likes to brush her teeth by herself (although we help, of course).

March was when Ellie got scared of taking a bath and it has taken some time to get her back to liking it. She had a very hard time for awhile. She would scream bloody murder and sometimes we would have to take a quick shower. But we have, thankfully, turned a corner on this.

We spent a lot of days in March at the park.
We started a garden.
We went to a few birthday parties and some hikes.
And Ellie got a bigger car seat.

Another fun month!! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

February 2017

Ellie turned 1 1/2 in February.
Favorite song is "Wheels on the Bus" and she became obsessed with Hoopla Kids on YouTube. Her favorite is Annie, Ben, and Mango. She loves to see Ben on the bus.

Ellie started to point to things in books when you said the name. She loves her "100 First Words" book.

Ellie carries her little stool around with her and loves to color and play with stickers.

She loves to hear the "Happy Birthday" song. She say's "Happy" by just saying "Ha".

In February we went on some hikes and played a lot. We also celebrated my birthday by going to Solvang. Ellie loved it there. We walked around the town and shops and ate. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday.

Ellie gets cuter and cuter and more fun to be around every day.

We love her so much!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

January 2017

We rang in the new year! Ellie and I both had colds right after Christmas but recovered quite nicely at the beginning of January.

Ellie got a new wagon, outdoor swing, and slide for Christmas so she started playing with those when weather permitted. We went to the Discovery Center in Orange County to check out the TMNT exhibit. We had lots of fun. Will be fun to go back when Ellie is a bit older and can reach to play with more things. 

We celebrated Chinese New Year and Rodger's birthday.

We hiked a lot. The cool weather made it great to go up to Big Dalton Canyon. Ellie really loves to be outside running around. She loves the dirt and climbing on stairs. 

Some fun things about January-
Ellie learned how to make the elephant movement by putting her hand next to her nose.
She loves when you tell her to bring a book and picks one out and brings it to you to read.
She is very good about point to objects in her books "Where's the dog?, Where's the elephant?", etc.
Ellie loves to play with her new chalk and marker board and loves to color.
In January she still had a pretty limited vocabulary, just saying Mama, Daddy, baby, and shoe.
Ellie knows how to say cat and dog in Cantonese.

Another great month!