eleanor & the mirror.

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eleanor is such a hoot these days. we are loving this “almost 2 years old” phase where she talks and talks all day long and never tires of it.  it’s especially fun trying to interpret. we are probably the only ones who can understand her. ;)  the other day she chatted with herself in the mirror for a good 15 minutes and i caught almost all of it on film. don’t worry,  this clip isn’t 15 minutes long! just a few excerpts of her conversation with herself.

i think 30 seconds in is my favorite, when she starts making faces as she points ever so seriously at her reflection.  i obviously need to get her more little friends and do a better job at coordinating play dates before she starts thinking her reflection is her friend. :|

  1. Amie

    Ohh how I adore this stage!! My niece is getting so so so talkative & yes, her parents are the only ones who can interpret!

  2. Abby

    So funny! Reminds me of how I had an imaginary friend when I was little…maybe because of being the oldest or something. E very well may end up with an imaginary friend, too!

  3. i can only hope that i have a little girl one day who is as cute as this little bug (:

  4. Rebecca

    Oh, this was the sweetest thing I’ve seen today! ;)

    I love the way the leans against the wall! hahaha so funny!

    My mom was passing by while I was watching the video and she went all like: oh my! She is talking to the mirror! Awwee so adorable!

    E is the cutest little toddler ever! ;)

  5. Hahahaha, she’s the loveliest, and her voice is oh so sweet! <3

  6. where do you get E’s adorable clips??

  7. Kellyn

    You have such an adorable family (and little Eleanor is soo adorable!). I have a niece named Eleanor and she is pretty darn cute as well. Thanks for being such awesome examples of members of our church! You are such an inspiration! :)

  8. Ohmygosh!! Ohmygosh. She’s a doll! Sooo cute! It’s probably crazy hard not to watch her do that cuteness all day, isn’t it?? :) he he.

  9. Ann

    She is legitimately having a conversation with herself haha!

  10. Erica

    I love this! My daughter turns 2 on the 21st and she has the same conversations. I think my favorites are when she is talking about her day to her “friend”, like what she learned in nursery or looking for Santa.

  11. This is so adorable and I hope she ALWAYS thinks her reflection is her friend!! : )

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  13. Kelsie Rae

    What a crack up!

  14. Lexie

    I say this as someone who has never been to New York City, so although I may be stereotyping, is she already talking like New Yorker?? All that talking with her hands – too cute for words!!

  15. Lauren

    She is hilarious! Such an expressive little face! That gal is going to have a lot to say in just a few short months, I bet!

  16. grace

    Too cute to watch. My heart melts when I saw she crosses her arms.

  17. TJ

    Absolutely obsessed! She is too precious!
    xo TJ

  18. cutest thing i have ever seen!

  19. Julia

    This makes me think of my 6-month-old kitten who can spend hours a day in front of the mirror hissing and playing with his reflection.

    <3 Awww….

  20. Jenni

    Im dying! When she just throws her hand up on the wall and leans in….oh my! Our little one is 15 months right now, and I am so looking forward to this phase!!

  21. Robmary

    Yup, Darla :) too cute

  22. Tessa

    She reminds me of a little less curly headed shirly temple!

  23. Rachel

    It’s a funny reminder of how little Eleanor still is, since in so many of her pictures she looks so self-possessed and mature.

  24. Sofia Villarreal

    Super cute!! just adorable!

  25. Caren

    So darn cute!! I don’t mind watching 15 minutes video of her talking to herself ;)

  26. Vasilina

    Ohh…she’s adorable.If I ever have a child I would be more than happy if mine is half as funny as eleanor…Thank you for brightening my day :)

  27. Heather

    You tell here Eleanor! that mirror double is definately competing in cuteness.


  28. krna

    i’m so happy for discovering your blog. i love your little family and samson and eleanor puts a smile on my face every single day. your blog has made me realise how much i want a family and i can’t wait for this phase! it’s really too adorable. thank you so much for sharing these wonderful moments with us :)

  29. ahhh sooo cute! my daughter was born three weeks after E and their mannerisms are so alike..it must be an almost-two-years-old thing :). love this!

  30. ckron79

    I know there are so many comments, but WOW what a cutie! Brightened my day! My daughter is 13 months and the words are starting to form – how fun! Thanks for sharing! xx

  31. Jess Williams

    Oh thank you for sharing. You can’t help but smile when you see her talking to herself. And her expressions, so funny!! She’s adorable

  32. linny

    oh my cute!!!!!!!! i could watch that over and over.

  33. Shelley

    At the end, I love how she (seemed to) tell her refection “wait here.”

  34. Nao

    OMG,soooooooo cute!! I can watch this over and over!
    Thank you for sharing.

  35. Sheree H

    I love this video! I don’t think she can get any cuter. I just laughed out loud! I’ve got to show this to my hubby tonight!


  36. lottie

    i can’t help wondering – is the mirror fastened to the wall?! she is so adorable!

  37. ooooh my goooood! this is so funny and super cute – you made me smile a lot not – thank you :D

  38. she.is.so.adorable. you are one lucky mama.

    love, x
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  39. Kelly

    This is unbelievably adorable. I just watched it twice. At work. Whoops! I love these, please post more!

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