ELEVEN MONTHS OLD
How are we a month away from Ellie being a year old!?! Ellie celebrated her first Halloween and dressed up as a witch. She attended the Boo at the Zoo, went into her first Haunted House and trick or treated for the first time. She was not fazed by any of the "scary" halloween things. She went to the Pumpkin Patch with her friend Hailey and even picked out her own pumpkin but crawling across the entire patch to get it. She also attended her first fair where she tried cotton candy and got her face painted. Great Aunt Laurie and her friend visited and we toured New Orleans with them. Grandma Teri also visited at the end of the month. She visited Oak Alley Plantation for the second time and recreated a 16 year old photo with grandma and mama. She got to show grandma the aquarium and fell in love with penguins and got to take her around New Orleans as well. We had another fun time at the Food Truck Round up with our friends but it was chilly and was the first time Ellie had to really bundle up even with a new beanie. She rode on a carousel for the first time and at first wasn't too sure about it but by the end loved it and didn't want to get off.
Ellie loves: to talk all the time, yogurt melts, toys, food, standing, bath time, and tv
Ellie dislikes: being told no (becomes extremely dramatic), hibachi (when they light the table on fire), teething, and sleep
She is eating everything in sight and it is so fun to have her try all these new things! This month she tried; cotton candy, french fries, bread, ham, turkey, chicken, tomato soup, apple, mac n cheese, meatloaf, ground beef, broccoli and cheddar soup, pears, french toast, a ring pop (from her trick or treating stash), and many more! She started standing up on her own without assistance. She finally learned how to walk forward in her walker and loves to chase the animals around. She walks with assistance and has taken a step here and there and is super close to actually walking. She went on a swing and slide for the first time and loved it. She claps like crazy especially if you say yay and has started giving high fives! Two of her top teeth broke through and another (continued in comments)