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little miss personality

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this girl.
she’s sweet and spunky and already sassy. yes, sassy. at 8.5 months!
her little personality continues to emerge every day.
she’s curious, happy, determined, fearless, and adorable.
she’s makes my heart melt and gives me a run for my money all at the same time!

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as of late, feeding her has become, well, eventful.
or should i say, letting her feed herself. we are no longer allowed to touch her food.
she has to feed herself or she won’t eat at all.
she’s determined, i tell ya.
also, she refuses to sit.
the highchair, the stroller, we fight the same battle everyday.
and yes, she can wrangle herself out of the straps, no problem.
then she looks at me and grins.
oh, ellie! 😉

(p.s. mom, does that first black and white photo totally look like erin to you?!)

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she’s got a curious mind and a need for adventure.
i love to watch her discover something new, i can see the wheels in her head turning.
she sticks out her tongue when she is concentrating (like her aunt gracie when she was little!)
and can book it across the room or the yard when she’s sees something interesting.
she’s fast. she’s wild.
she’s a mover.

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sounds intrigue her.
anytime we hear a siren or a phone goes off, she has to figure out where it’s coming from before she can relax again.
she loves music.
especially the mickey mouse clubhouse theme song and the yellow ribbon song
we sing them daily.
when she’s tired she’ll hold onto her ear (like uncle zac!)
then she’ll grab my hands and walk herself to her bed
and tug at my shirt for milk.
when she wants a back rub, she’ll lay down on her tummy in front of me.


she goes head first down the stairs, and off the couch
and off her bed, and off…basically anything.
sometimes she’ll cry a little,
most of the time it doesn’t phase her.
she hates getting dressed
and throws the biggest tantrum you’ve ever seen when we change her diaper.
she’s happiest with a graham cracker, shoes, or wipes in hand.
she’s my wild thing,
my sunshine,
and my little girl with a lot of personality!

Alexa Zurcher




  • The Naulus

    Oh my goodness!! I have to meet this little bean! She is seriously too adorable for words! I say lunch is a fabulous idea!

  • Cindy Sharkey

    You have an amazing daughter! Gotta love this girl. I can't wait to see this little spitfire again!

  • Unknown

    Get those ADORABLE pigtails outta here! WAY TOO PRECIOUS!!!

  • Tessa D'Angelo

    Oh my goodness!!! I was laughing the whole post. The pictures are just perfect, and they capture her fun adventurous silly personality so well! I love it!!!

  • Unknown

    She is seriously the cutest little girl ever! And she looks adorable with pigtails!

  • Rachel Sayumi Porter

    ugh. i want a baby girl! hahahha ellie is so dang cute!

  • Erin Estella

    She's an E girl!!! 🙂

  • Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl

    These pictures are so precious!!

  • Anonymous

    She is the cutest baby with pigtails by far!

  • chelz2crazy

    That first picture just melt my heart! Such a cutie!

  • Amy

    She sure does have spunk, but her personality fits her perfectly! And yes!!! That b&w photo looks just like Erin!! I love how she has little mannerisms of all of you when you were little. You were always cautious and obedient….her spitfire must come from the New York side of her!! haha 🙂 (Just kidding Brian, we know we Call's have plenty of spunk!!) She is adorable. I love her curious faces and her determination!

  • lisalynn

    Adorable. And I,m gonna hafta agree with Erin. Gramma mom Estella, Erin and Ellie….all full of spunk and energy. Love it!

  • lisalynn

    Adorable. And I,m gonna hafta agree with Erin. Gramma mom Estella, Erin and Ellie….all full of spunk and energy. Love it!

  • Amy

    I soooo agree….it's those "E" names!! 🙂

  • Amy Harris

    her pigtails!! haha i die. you sure make cute babies 🙂

  • jeni a.

    Cuuutest post! She is a darling. xo.

  • P

    Oh my goodness, i love that her hair is long enough for pigtails! Ellie does look like a mini-erin in that picture!!

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