THIS SWEET ANGEL! Today marks 9 months since she was placed in my hands. I got to cut her little cord, and noticed her sweet little lips the very minute she came into the world. Her upturned mouth was and remains one of my favorite little traits of my baby girl!
That... and that she likes the beach! She really, really likes it! Unlike this little knucklehead! After hanging out in JinJIn's arms just about the whole time, she decided she would get down and try out the bucket and shovel I brought down. I really think it was probably more about her sissy, Gabbi, playing with "her" toys without her able to intercede! So she got down and pretended to LOVE the "shubble". Notice, she still didnt' take off her Crocs. By the way, Lindsay, her "Cwocs" have become just about as exciting to her as her boots! At least they go with beach attire a little more naturally!
We tried letting her sit on my lap for awhile. Look at my big girl, Gaggi, sitting on the sand. Ellie, on the other hand, is too thenthitive for that!
While I had the girls, I also snagged the camera. This is mom and Miss Mickey who have been life savers. If there is one thing we have learned for SURE... it is that Ellie MUST take a nap during the day! Oh man, she was a MONSTER last night! She never really got her nap out, and as the night wore on, we it led into even a poor night of sleep. She WILL be napping today! And you KNOW I take about a gazillion pictures, but I don't know if there will be days (until Staci and sitters get here) where I will have this many in a day! Having Miss Mickey here meant an extra set of hands. So... we have lots of them on this day! I love this picture. I think it needs to be blown up too. All these girly girls.. and on one of the best placest on earth.Since Ellie Sue wasnt' really "feeling" the sand, we headed back up to the pool. I know, I know. Probably shouldn't be showing htis perspective, but I was seriously taken aback when I saw it. I mean, obviouslyI know that I am a mother. But seeing this picture just really slammed it home to me. I love the "responsibility" it shows of my lugging one along while pleading with the other to come on and keep up. Dang... I am very mama-like! So, up to the pool to rinse our little bodies of the sand! Again... Ellie said, "Heck, no!" She sat there and dipped her Crocs in and howled with laughter as she dipped and poured, dipped and poured. As you can imagine, it wasn't really all that funny, but she wants to be the center of attention, and since Gabbi Girl was out there swimming with me, she wanted me to think her "game" was just a scream! Gabbi and I just kept right on swimming. I suspect Ellie will get out there within the next few days. Gabbi could NOT get enough of it. She liked me bobbing her up and down. She liked it when I spun her around really fast. And she even liked it when she splashed her little hands in the water and it splashed in her face.
So this is my sweet angel. I can hardly believe she is nine months old! I am so happy that she is part of this family! So precious!
Oh, baby girl, we have lots more adventures to share!