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Monday, December 19, 2011

Elena's TWO! Happy Birthday to you sweet girl!

I find it hard to believe that my baby girl is TWO!  It seems like yesterday that Drew and I were excitedly awaiting for him/her to be born.  Our life was so blessed when sweet Elena Joy was born.

Just a few minutes old
Elena has had a big year!  She learned to walk, run, and I would now say sprint from place to place.  She is a quick little girl.  Her vocabulary grows every day.  She is beginning to speak in short sentences.  She is showing some interest in potty training.  She will sit on the potty for long periods of time "trying to go" of these days it will happen.

Elena is happy almost all the time.  She has a great laugh very similar to Samuel's laugh!  She loves to play with Emma, Jonah, and Samuel.  She tries really hard to keep up with them.  She is a big time Daddy's girl.  She squeals with delight when he gets home each night.  He is also the first person she asks for each morning.  Elena is a sleeper!!!  She does not like to watch television and would rather be playing.  She plays beautifully by herself.  Her favorite foods are pork, ham, blueberries, oranges, and almonds.  Her best friend is Leah!

One year ago, she started to love baby dolls.  She is now officially obsessed with baby dolls.  We have dolls all over the house and they are all naked.  There will be no clothing on Elena's is quite funny!

Her first stroller given to her on her first birthday
The theme for her birthday was babies.  All her gifts were baby doll related toys...a changing table, a mini baby and mini crib, and a bottle set.  She was one happy little girl!  Emma also gave her a monkey, which Elena loved. 

I wish I could say that Elena let me take great pictures of her, but she is two.  I wish I could say it was the perfect party, but she is two.  What I can say is that for Elena it was perfect and that is what matters most!

 Elena is not a fan of cake.  She had pumpkin chocolate chip bread instead with vanilla ice cream.  She loved it and ate it!
 This was the best picture of Elena....happy girl!
Elena playing with her new diaper/high chair/bed system for her babies and monkey!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father..." (James 1:17)

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