Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 10-Month Spitfire


I'm realizing more and more that Lauren and I simply don't make boring children (a shocker, considering how quiet and boring we are, I know). ;) 

At 10-months, Elissa is as fiesty, quirky and smiley as ever. Considering Brayden was notoriously smiley and charming as an infant, we didn't think baby number two would be able to compare. Elissa proved us wrong -- which is fitting considering her personality is often based on two concepts:

1. You don't think I can do that? Watch me.
2. It's okay [--- giant, joyful, adorable smile ---] I still love you.


So here's our sweet little spitfire at 10 months old...


... loves dancing in her high chair (to anyone's singing or beats)...

... eats like a high school football player...

... will not sit still for diaper changes (it's becoming an Olympic sport around here)...

... has super-human grip when she doesn't want to give something up...

... likes to be comforted after a spill -- but only for a few seconds before she demands to get down and play again...

... adores reading - with Mommy or on her own...

... has to be moving and cruising (if you pick her up, her little legs don't even stop pumping and kicking)...

... is taking a few steps on her own now...

... humors her father way more than he deserves (she's still young enough to find him funny -- which he takes advantage of quite often)...

... has a whole lot of teeth -- we're up to about 10 now...

... loves being fed by her brother ...

... has a determination second to none... 

... likes to be chased through the house...

... believes the worst thing in the world is getting her face cleaned...

... has hilarious screaming battles with big brother and singing battles with Mama...

... still measures tall and thin (and wears 6 month clothes)... 

... constantly speed-crawls up the stairs (and when you try to get her, she turns and gives you a giant smile before climbing even faster)...

... seems genuinely offended when you give her a food she doesn't like...

... is usually called "bean" or "Sa-Sa bean"... 

... is an amazing flirt (sorry Daddy; at least she still finds you funny)...


Lauren and I often tell people that "we love the crazy." I think that just needs to be written outside our house to warn people about what's inside. We don't do quiet and boring over here. We're all pretty lively in our own ways... and that makes for an incredibly joyful, laughter-filled home. So glad Elissa has added her own type of crazy to the mix. We simply adore it. ♥


Little drummer girl


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