Each day, Elliott moves farther away from babyhood and that much closer to an independent little person. Actually, she's got the independent part down pretty good by now ;)
Ellie is a TALKER. I keep joking with my parents that I have no idea where she gets that from.......my mom is quick to remind me of how much I talked at Ellie's age. I would tell grand stories, kind of like Ellie does now. It's just that many of her words are still undecipherable. Elliott has a pretty impressive vocabulary, but there are still lots of made up words and jumbled-together sentences. I absolutely love it!
One of the biggest milestones that Elliott has reached this month is potty-training. I know, I know. I've talked about potty-training a TON on this blog, as this milestone didn't come quickly or easily. I think 26 months is a pretty nice age to be out of diapers, but given how long we've been working on it, it doesn't seem soon enough ;) I like that her progress has been slow and steady though.....I'm more confident in her ability to hold it, and to tell me when she has to go. And, just this week she has started staying dry throughout the entire night. I've got some big plans to encourage her to continue that trend, and I'll share those plans next week!
Finally, here is Ellie's video for this month. I love love love the idea I had behind these videos, but honestly, Elliott gets SO shy and silly when the camera is turned on. I feel like I need a way to capture her talking without her knowing that the camera is recording. Anyways, she did finally open up and talk more this time, but you have to wade through a few minutes of awkward goofiness first ;) Enjoy!