Ella Dawn our sunshine, You are 11 months today wow! Three days ago you crawled for the first time! Mommy was so proud I cried! Daddy was home too and he cheered you on as he watched! You pulled up to your knees for the first time on Thursday, and your favorite thing to play is peek-a-boo! You have loved this game for a long time, but you have a whole new interest in it, as in you would play for hours on end without pausing! You are loving books and standing! You seem to be getting quite tall and your hair is growing! You are fighting two new teeth on the bottom that just won't pop through yet! You LOVE music and you love to hear and say your name! You are so cute and smart! We finally have caught up on all your yucky shots we just had the last two on Thursday we have more due in the next few months, but at least you aren't behind anymore. Shots are always hard on all of us, you especially, but this time was especially bad since you know the room and the nurse. I could feel you shaking in my arms in anxiety after the nurse had said hi. You started to cry because you knew why we were in that place, you looked so sad. When the nurse came in with the shots and I had to lay you on the table you started to cry so hard and just looked into my eyes like you did not understand why I was doing that at all. it broke my heart, I cried. As soon as the nurse finished I scooped you up and daddy wrapped us up in his big strong arms... that seemed to make things a little better. As always you were very brave and we were so proud! I can't believe you are so big already! I am loving each new stage with you, but it's all flying by too fast. With two hands from mommy or daddy you can walk all around now instead of just a few steps! You have been doing so great with eating some solids, you hardly gag at all anymore! You like your sippy cup too! You are so special sweet girl, we love every single second with you! Happy 11 month birthday Sunshine!!!!