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12 Months of Ellie


From the range of facial expressions in these photos, you can see that this girl has some SPUNK and PERSONALITY! 😉 Boy, does she keep us laughing. At 12 months:

Miss Ellie is happy and healthy. She has been much more pleasant during car rides since she now has a big girl cars eat. She loves it. LOOOOOVES it!

She officially prefers walking over crawling and all the practicing has been paying off. She’s getting faster!

She loves to point and talk all day long. She says “go,” “dog,” “uh-oh,” and “hi” along with a bazillion other things we don’t understand 😉

She is quite giggly, loves eating blueberries, bananas, and strawberries for breakfast, and hates getting her diaper changed. She loves Sesame Street, taking baths, putting on shoes, and playing with the box of q-tips.

When she’s feeling silly or frustrated, she’ll clench her fists together until her muscles shake. It’s hilarious!

When she’s done in her highchair she’ll dump all her food on the floor. If we still don’t get her out and she gets bored, she’ll stick her finger down her throat and gag herself. Yeah, we’re working on that.

Loves dogs. Dogs in the neighborhood, dogs in her books, dogs on tv, you name it, she’ll point them out. Then she’ll open her mouth and pant like a dog. Absolutely hysterical.

Likes to help push the shopping cart at the store. The other day I stopped to look at something and she took off down the aisle. I ended up running/sprinting to catch up to her. It was quite the comical event in Target. Ha!

Still no teeth! But we love that big gummy smile!


Happy 12 months Ellie! You light up our life!

Alexa Zurcher




  • Ashley Wright

    She is so gorgeous and she sounds like so much fun! I bet your days are just filled with laughter! Maybe if we ever make it down to Utah, our babies can meet! I think they would get along fabulous!

  • Cindy Sharkey

    The hands, the little expressions, those huge eyes- she's a keeper for sure and year two will probably fly by as fast as year one. Enjoy!

  • P

    So. Adorable. She looks like such a happy child! Love her little blonde curls and that cute red bow polka dot bow!! Yay for 12 months! 🙂

  • Amy

    I can't get over how every photo is priceless! She is such a gem. I love her spunky personality. That girl knows what she wants in life!! You and B have done an amazing job with your little sweet pea! Love ya!
    ps I also love that she loves black beans!! 🙂

  • Unknown

    This is SO darling Lex, I love this so much. The bow is to die for.

  • Meg

    She kills me. I can't even handle it.

  • Alicia Snow

    Great pictures. She is absolutely adorable.

  • Jana

    She is too cute! My goodness. I showed Joshua the pictures of Ellie and he went crazy! He was waving his hands all over the place and jabbering very excitedly. I think the boy found his very first crush….:)

  • Ruthie

    these are adorable!!!!!! <3

  • Unknown

    OMG that pointy finger, it kills me. xo

  • Rachel Sayumi Porter

    ahhhhhhhhhhhh she is so cute. love the second pictures(s)!!!!!!!

  • Jessica

    Happy 12 months!! She is so beautiful and looks so happy! {we love playing with q-tips at our house too :)}

  • Valeri

    She is such a doll, and you capture her so well. I remember when my Chloe turned one. Doesn't feel like very long ago, yet she'll be eight in November!! It goes fast, my friend. Enjoy every millisecond, as you clearly are doing! 🙂

  • Unknown

    Oh sweet Ellie! She is literally the cutest thing EVER!!! I NEED TO SEE YOU GUYS AGAIN!! AHH!! Well I love you tons and am glad to see you guys are having fun! xoxo Chloe

  • Unknown

    I want to steal your baby! She is SO cute! <3 I love her already!

  • April @ Hansen Love

    Seriously so cute! that last picture! haha So cute!

  • Unknown

    So good to meet you tonight! She is seriously so darling!!


  • Susan Stange

    It looks like there might be some teeth coming in there! Happy Birthday, beautiful little girl!

    Sue // Chevron & Lace

  • Alexis

    I cannot get over her big brown eyes! And that adorable smile of hers and that bow you put in her hair! you really have the most beautiful child! I hope my babies are half as cute as yours! Happy Birthday sweet Ellie 🙂

  • Ragan

    She is just the most beautiful little girl and she always looks so happy! And you do such a great job documenting all of those sweet little moments…I don't normally have baby fever but every time I come to your blog I always start coming down with it. 🙂 I don't comment much but just know that I am a dedicated fan and I have been following you almost religiously for about a year now! Keep it up, girl!

  • The Jacks

    She is just the cutest little thing!! Love her eyes 🙂 You are so lucky.. <3

  • Libby

    She is ADORABLE!

  • LWLH

    Oh my goodness, she is just the cutest!!
    Happy 12 months Ellie!!

  • Claire

    Her dark brown eyes with those long eyelashes are incredibly beautiful! Do you find that grocery shopping or anything for that matter takes twice as long now because everyone stops to smile at her? 🙂

  • Jaqui

    She is always smiling and always look soo happy! What a beautiful little girl. I was wondering what kind of car seat you changed her to and if she's still rear facing or if you switched her to forward facing? Our little one just turned one and we don't know what to do…would love to hear about your transition to a new car seat:)

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