Saturday, March 31, 2012

11 months.

I pretty much don't want to talk about it. I'm caught between being sad that my baby is going to be one year old, no longer a baby baby, and being proud of her and all the things she is learning. Either way, I'm pretty close to tears at any moment.

Last month Ellie grew two more teeth - her bottom right lateral incisor and her top left lateral incisor - bringing her total number of teeth to seven!

As you can tell from the pictures, her hair is getting thicker by the day - red? brown? blonde? We still can't tell, maybe the summer sun will bring out its true color. (doubtful though because of my stringent hat policy)

March was such a warm month for us - Ellie got to watch her daddy mow the lawn for the first time this year - she wasn't sure what she thought about it at first,

but then decided it couldn't get her through the storm door. (Yes, those are barnyard jammies - so. stinking. cute.)

Ellie's babbling has turned to jargon - she wakes up from her naps and starts chatting it up with her crib pals, Zebra and Coon, and is SO happy to see us when we open the door.

She still loves reading books - but is definitely partial to the ones that have pop-ups, flaps that lift, or touchy feely pages.

Our favorite thing from month eleven is best shown in video - hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Big Blue Excitement

Matt and Jen are driving in from SOUTH CAROLINA to watch the game with us on Saturday!!!

We can hardly stand it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring

Happy First Day of Spring!! It was in the mid-80s here so I dressed Ellie as though it was the first day of Summer.

Once she reached the top of the stairs, she pushed open the gate, crawled over to her bookcase, and selected a book! *sniff* She's such a big girl!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Go Big Brown!! (?)

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know of Lehigh beating Duke in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Ellie wanted to make sure you knew who she was rooting for in tonight's game so she put on her granddad's old gym shorts right before bed.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cutiepie O'Crawford

Ellie started the morning all ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day -

- but then the mercury climbed close to 80 degrees so we had a wardrobe change!

We spent the evening in the backyard blowing bubbles.

And, naturally, sampling some shamrocks :)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

First Snowfall

We woke up this morning to five inches of snow - in Lexington!! We quickly ate breakfast and bundled up the wee one to head outside for some fun.

Ellie wasn't super-pumped about all her layers,

but we had fun once we got outside!

Until, tragically, the fun ended.

Fear not, she was right as rain once we got her inside and warm and dry. She was up to her typical shenanigans again in no time.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Daddy's Girl

Most people have already noted how much Ellie favors Pete in the looks department. In case you had any doubt, here's photographic proof: