On February 1st, my little Ellie turned two.
Has it really been a mere 730 days since this?
And what about this?
At two, Ellie is running around (she has this funny gallop-run I love), learning new things every day, and talking all the time. Her new thing is calling me "Mommy! Keshet!" which is alternately said innocently and mischievously, so I'm not sure how to respond to it.
She's also very empathetic. The other day I was talking on the phone, upset, and when I hung up, she patted my arm and asked seriously, "What happen, sweetie?"
As a new big sister, she loves her brother so much.
The other day, she discovered this one-eyed bear that used to be Steve's. Now he gets a lot of baby-themed TLC, although he also spends quite a bit of time in time out.
And I couldn't mention Ellie at two without highlighting "the friends"--these guys go wherever Ellie goes, and if any of them disappear, Lord help us.
I give you Bunny, Bear and Cat Paci in all their glory:
Ellie at two is way better than I could have ever imagined in that hospital room on February 1st, 2012. I can't wait to see who she becomes down the road, but the Ellie of today is so sweet, funny and special.
Happy Birthday, baby girl. May I never forget this part right now.