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Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue and other Ellie favs

I’m writing this as I lay in bed with Ellie, watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo Choo Express for the fifth time today. Sure we have ten other episodes recorded but she request this one over and over again. Tonight Ellie graced us with her new dance moves, she was quite the performer. I know I don’t dance very well and Ellie has picked up on my silly moves. Ha!

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At however many months (22? Right?!) Ellie is quite independent, talkative, and oh so expressive. She loves to read, sometimes requests to go “na-night” and crawls in bed by herself, and other times hates bedtime with an absolute passion. Ask her to do downward dog and she’ll do it right then and there. (Still not sure where she picked that one up, I haven’t done yoga in a long time!) She dances with her two index fingers waving in the air and recently picked up the art of walking backwards/running into walls.

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Ellie loves to color. It makes my heart melt just a bit. She’s learned how to draw circles and has quite the imagination and concentration. Sometimes she tells me that she’s drawing circles, or babies, or apples, or faces and spends a lot of time on each. Speaking of babies, she’s convinced that one day when we have another baby it will be a girl. A “gul” she says!

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Buzz is her new favorite character and requests to watch him or “fly’” like him a hundred times a day. Buzz Lightyear to the rescue, getting this girl to smile for me in the photo above. She still sleep talks: “Anna! Mickey! Milk! Minnie! Coooooooooooookie!” Bath time is a fav, along with the park, shoes, playing in the water, and when daddy gets home. Now, if only we could slow down these next two months….how is it that we will soon have a TWO YEAR OLD!?!?

Alexa Zurcher




  • April @ Hansen Love

    my heart just melted a bit! She is so big!!! and adorable!!!

  • Laura Nelson

    So crazy how time flies! It feels like just yesterday I was reading your pregnancy announcement! She is so sweet Lex! 🙂

  • Amy

    If I hadn't of stayed with you {pretty much the entire month, haha} then I wouldn't think much of the sleep talking. But, boy oh boy, does she ever talk in her sleep! "Eat, eat, eat, eat", then "milk, milk, milk, miiilllllkkkk", finished with "cookie, cookie, cookie, cooookkkkk-ieeeee" – all while sound asleep. At least she has cookie on that list 😉

  • Claire

    That is hilarious that she sleep talks!! And she looks so very concentrated on her artwork with that marker in her hand, what a cutie!

  • Unknown

    She is seriously the cutest little girl! I love her painted nails!

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