Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ellie Grace....

Ellie has been making me laugh lots lately along with the frustration of becoming more independent. I love the way she just thinks out loud and says whatever she is thinking at the current moment. Here are a few of her new things.....
Mommy: Ellie we are going to see our friend Caleb today.
Ellie: What's his last name? What's my last name? She now likes to tell me her name is Edie Shelton. We started calling her "Edie" sometimes cause that is what she called herself for a really long time when she couldn't say Ellie. Today, we saw our friend Carsen and she immediately said what's Carsen's last name?

Ellie has always been a "tomboy" and loves Lightning McQueen so much more than Dora etc...
I love to tease her and say do you want to wear your princess pajamas or something and she said to me out of the blue "NO mommy, I'm a super-hero".

Ellie loves any kind of strange animal, reptile etc... so you can imagine yesterday as we were reading our children's Bible and we were reading Adam and Eve. She was only wanting to read about the serpent. I didn't quite know how to explain the snake to her so I just said he was a naughty snake.

We were driving the other day and she always asks me what every single place on the road is called. We drove past Wal-Mart and I said "Ellie that's Wal-Mart; we love to go there."
She said "No, that is Target"! I love to go to Target as well, but try not to as Wal-Mart is so much less expensive!

Anyways, I hope you all are having a great afternoon in nice, cool weather. Texas heat is crazy and I knew it would be like this I just have to get used to it. We've been going to the pool almost every night. I'm excited to try a new pool in the morning before it gets to hot! I think this weekend every day is supposed to be over 100 degrees. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Caryn & Stacey said...

That is some funny stuff!!
Caryn

The Oakes said...

funny stories. don't you just wish you could continuously tape them sometimes!

anna looks so much bigger in your beach pictures.

amy said...

we are so in the same stage... abby is constantly saying "who's those people's names?"... i usually say i don't know, but justin always comes up with some creatively crazy name for them and then abby spends quite some time practicing their "name". it's hilarious. it's so fun to watch them grow up... but i can't believe how quickly it's happening... abby's not my baby anymore... she's such a big girl. it's neat to see their reasoning develop and hear exactly what their little minds are thinking! loved the pictures from the beach... we're heading to ocean isle and calabash in 2 weeks! yipee! miss you guys!

April said...

That Ellie is SO CUTE!!!!

Tasha Via said...

We met some missionaries in Hungary who were state side for the first time since they'd gone on the field and their kids were so used to saying whatever they wanted to, whenever they wanted to because nobody spoke any English in their country. Well, they went into a grocery store in America, where EVERYONE speaks English and they passed an older lady with an oxygen tube in her nose. Her little boy yelled from the other end of the isle..."Why does that old lady have a thing up her nose sucking out her buggers?" Her mom was mortified!!

Kelly Via said...

Awe, makes me miss little Ellie!! I remember how she loved Diego way more than Dora while you all lived here.

Hey, Matt called me Holly tonight. He does that from time to time. I think he misses you guys.