And then the thunder moved in. And the lightning. And Greg finished mowing the front yard in the biggest downpour we have had all summer.
And we had an enjoyable, packed house, indoor party!
After most people had arrived, we sang Happy Birthday to Ellie and put her in the chair to try cake again. We didn't strip her down this time, since we knew she wouldn't eat any of it. We had the same lack of success that we had watching her not eat a cupcake with Tayler's family. Cheerio's, yes. Cupcake, no.
After most people had left, Greg discovered that Ellie likes little cups being put on her toes - and she doesn't like it when it falls off and does not get put back on quickly enough.
~signs more words, including "wash hands," "signing" (mean "signing time"), "hat," "socks," "thank you," "eat"
~pulls herself to standing on anything
~will walk with you for a while, and then drops and crawls - much faster that way
~jibbers and jabbers all day long
~in the bathtub, has figured out how to put a squeeze toy under the water, push on it til the bubbles come out, and then pick it up and squirt herself
~has 6 teeth - 2 on the bottom and 4 on top
~is getting more and more curly hair
~loves to shut doors
~eats Cheerios, goldfish, graham crackers, and Gerber graduate snacks on a regular basis, and has once eaten rice (that was a big day!). Has emphatically rejected bananas, pears, apples, cantaloupe, watermelon, peas, corn, carrots, all baby food, oatmeal, rice cereal, and now cake
~gives high fives and blows kisses