Today is Miss Ellie Belly’s second birthday! Where does the time go?!
She is a joy with a capital J!
She’s starting to really talk now, and she understands everything. She’s still nursing – and in fact, pretty obsessed with her “mookie” (as she calls it). Sometimes I think my name is Mookie. 🙂
She’s very funny and cute – and loves to play with anything Violet (5) has in her hands. Right now, they are both interested in “Trolls” (from the movie). I bought Violet a troll doll as an incentive for moving to the next level in reading, but before Violet had unwrapped it, Ellie took it out of her hands and ran across the house with it.
Ellie loves being read to – Ginger (7) reads to her ALL the time. Ginger reads all the time, so sometimes Ellie just sits there with her and listens. 🙂
Ellie must be able to see me at ALL times. If I leave the room (even just past the doorway) – she will scream and yell like nobody’s business. Often times when I want a moment of peace (like when I’m eating lunch), I try not to move so I don’t attract her attention. Evan says she’s like the velociraptor from Jurassic Park – she only sees “movement” – LOL.
Ellie is very attached to me, and also very attached to her daddy. Yesterday morning she woke up sick (and threw up twice in my face! Eek!) – and while I was cleaning her up, she was crying, “Daddy! Daddy!” – and I wanted to say: Yes, Daddy, please come clean this up! Haha. That’s the first time she’s been sick in awhile, so I’m hoping it was just a random tummy bug.
Ellie is crazy about her sisters! Oh my goodness. She loves them all so very much. She’s especially attached to Ginger (7) who is like a second mommy to her. The other morning, Ginger took her for a car ride while I followed behind them on Paprika’s bike.
Actually, we were just going around the block – so the first two times, I ran behind them. They wanted to do a few more laps, and I was like: forget this! So, I grabbed Paprika’s bike out of the garage, and we had a grand time circling the block.
Ginger has been waking up very early and she usually makes some sort of baked goods every morning before everyone else gets up. (I help her with the oven, but that’s it.)
Last week, she was “practicing” making Ellie’s birthday cake. Here was her first attempt. It tasted divine!!! It got eaten very quickly!
Ellie is officially “a sister” now and not really a baby anymore. Sob! She loves playing with the big girls, and she knows how to make her voice heard. She is so smart, and she follows directions extremely well (when she wants to!) For example, the other day I asked her to go to the refrigerator and grab the fruit platter for me – and she did! She got the stepping stool out of the bathroom and carried it to the kitchen, then climbed up and opened the fridge!
And she also doesn’t like to be told no. Last week, I gave her a few chocolate candies and then I said we were done. I put them up on the counter out of reach. A few moments later, I found she’d taken the stepping stool and climbed up onto the counter to get the chocolates! I mean, can you blame her? They were good! Ha!
I can’t believe two years have gone by already since she was born. It feels like it was yesterday, and it also feels like she’s always been in our lives. We all love her so very much!
Happy Second Birthday, Miss Ellie Belly! You are an amazing girl, and I’m so lucky I get to be your mom!
All my love,
Mom (aka Mookie)