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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ellison is 2!

Ellie is now 2 (and going on 16).  If you don’t mind a few bad words, this post from Renegade Mothering pretty much sums this girl up!  She makes me question my parenting skills everyday and exhausts me more than my newborn.  But I also could not be any more crazy in love with this spunky, sassy little girl.IMG_2182IMG_2296Stats:  At her 2 year well check, she was 2’10.6” and weighed in at 24 lbs 6oz.  That makes her in the 75th percentile for height and in the 25th percentile for weight.  Good lord let her keep those percentiles her whole life.  HahaPicture 1806Picture 1831 Food: Ellison might be the pickiest eater on the planet.  She would survive solely on Life cereal and fruit snacks if given the choice.  She’ll eat fruit and dairy, but the only meat she’ll touch is some chicken nuggets and occasionally some lunch meat.  She’ll spot meat or a green vegetable a mile away and pick up out.  One of her favorite things to say at the dinner table is “that’s disgusting.”  The doctor wasn’t worried and we just keep trying more foods every day.Picture 1733Sleep: Ellison had a really good few months of sleep leading up to Miles’ birth, but since he arrived she has consistently been up around 2 times a night.  Maybe one of these days, we won’t all be up having a party in the middle of the night.Picture 1760The terrible 2’s: This age is the best of times and the worst of times.  While Owen gave us a run for our money around age 3, I think the terrible twos might be somewhat acturate for our little Ellie.  I think she’s having a little bit of a hard time not being the baby anymore as the whining and screaming has increased dramatically.  She also needs to be held ALL THE TIME.  I have yet to find a discipline that really works with her.  She just laughs at most of them.  Her favorite terrible two activity is scoping out a toy Owen is playing with, grabbing it, and running as fast as she can or throwing it.  She also enjoys biting Owen when she gets mad.  She also continues to love making messes of any kind!Picture 1792The terrific 2’s: Oh but despite all the hard things, we are madly in love with this little girl.  The full sentences that come out of her mouth often astound me.  I have no idea where she learned half the words that come out of her mouth.  She can count to 20 (but still only really identifies the color blue).  She LOVES to sing and dance and will tell you she’s doing ballet as she lifts her leg in the air. Picture 1820While this clip started out as me filming Owen singing, it shows off some of her favorite current moves:

I adore that she is a girly girl!  She loves getting her nails and toes painted and she is never without a purse or a bag of some kind.IMG_2004Yes, even on our walks. (whoa I have 3 kids is what I thought while taking this picture)Picture 1838  Pink overload.Picture 1731She still does a great job of keeping her headbands on (nice training mom)!   IMG_1787Picture 1646She’s still pretty bald, but she did get her first hair “cut” this month where Tashia just trimmed up the back to even things out.  We still have a long ways to go before pony tails and braids. Picture 1772This little peanut, Ellie Boo,  Booski is just a delight.  I’m praying that her independent spirit is just a sign of leadership over her life. :)  Picture 1813We love you Ellison Jakeh!  Happy 2nd birthday!

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