Sunday, December 16, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Sweet baby girl on Saturday you turned two years old and we had a such a fun day celebrating along with throwing you a Milk N' Cookies party the day before!

Not a single day goes by where you don't make me laugh or smile.  Oh, how I could listen to your laugh all day. Your smile along with your innocent, brown eyes have away of melting your mommy and daddy's heart. 

This past year I will always remember when:
You started walking at 15 months, the swimming lessons we took together this past summer, celebrating your 18 month bday with frozen yogurt {you loved it}, the first night you gave me a hug before bedtime, hearing you say the word "wow" for the first time when we went house hunting and guess what?.. we now live in that house! In August, we moved to Texas from Arizona and I will always remember our first night in Texas. Hearing you say your name in September while you were swinging in our backyard for the first time, getting to see your cousins, and going shopping at Mall of America. In October, you were Elle the  Elephant for Halloween and it was so much fun seeing you eat a candy bar for the first time, and how much you enjoyed ringing people's doorbells for candy. We learned that you do not like scary Halloween decorations though. In November, you experienced your first presidential election, and we celebrated our First Thanksgiving in our new home. In December, just days before your birthday you started saying your ABC's and counting numbers.

Some of your favorite things are:
coloring and playing with play dough
going to the park to swing and going down the slides
playing with puzzles
watching Angelina Ballerina and Clifford,
you LOVE to read. In fact, some of my favorite moments are when we get to snuggle and read together. 
You love bath time
You love to eat cheese, yogurt, and pasta
some of the cute things you say are; "cookie', "cupcake', 'mall", "shoes", and recently learned how to say "Jesus" and "Please". 
You like to help mommy with the laundry and you also enjoy unpacking the groceries.
You are obsessessed with shoes. There are so many times where I will find you siting in your closet trying on shoes or mommy's shoes. 
You LOVE buses! It is so cute to hear you shout out "bus" every time we are in the car. 
You love puppies so we often FaceTime with Auntie so we can see her puppies and every time we go on a walk you get so excited when we see a puppy.

and if there is one thing you should know- darling try to never grow up too fast. Your daddy and I are trying to give you the best childhood as we both know it is over way too fast, and most of all if there is one thing I can't thank you enough for, is thank you for bringing back a piece of my own mom, your grandmother, whom you are named in memory of. 
Love you, Ellie Bellie- Mom


  1. Happy birthday beautiful girl! We are so happy that you moved to Texas. Your friendship is near and dear to our hearts. Hugs and kisses from all of us!

    And Heidi, this post brought tears to my eyes. Did not know she was named after your mom. What a wonderful way to remember your mom.

  2. Aw, that is so sweet! Elle is just the cutest little girl. You can tell she is going to be a little fire cracker! She cracks me up with her love of shoes and cheese - she is her mamma's daughter for sure. ;) I am glad I got to spend extra time with you all in November! Definitely enjoy all these moments. Being an aunt, I have definitely seen that the early years go so fast!!

  3. I love this post, Heidi. Happy birthday to Elle and Merry Christmas to you all!