Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Ellie: what are those people called who run and swim and...
Ellie: No. They do sports and stuff?
Mommy: An athelete?
Ellie: No. The people who do all the REALLY cool stuff?
Ellie: YES! I want to be in the Olympics when I grow up! And now that I can dive into the water, I am ready already!
She ran out of goals. We started them in May I think and since then she had averaged crossing off one goal every king.
Complete level 1 swim class - CHECK!
Do a cartwheel - CHECK!
Ride a 2 wheel bike - CHECK!
Complete level 2 swim class - CHECK!
Master the monkey bars - CHECK!
Complete level 3 swim class - CHECK!
And now, the moment we have all been waiting for; the ultimate goal of all goals...
Get into dive class - CHECK!
This girl ROCKS!
How many of those items can you do? In all honesty I might be able to do only 3 of them. Notice the question in the tone of my voice. It is so strange to have your child surpass you in so many ways! And do soon!
Ellie wants an American Girl doll for Christmas this year. The way she describes it is that it's a doll with an American flag dress. The skirt is red and white stripes and the top is blue with stars.
Little does she know what an American Girl doll really is and little does she know just how close she came to getting one. Mommy originally bought the girls each an American Girl doll but it didn't take long for the buyer's remorse ($110 each) to set in. In the end, the dolls were returned and cheaper versions were bought.
As luck would have it... Ellie's cheaper doll came with a dress that has a red and white stripe top and a blue shirt. Score!
Addie walked up to Mommy from behind, put her arms around Mommy for a hug....
Mommy: Oh that feels good!
Addie: X marks the spot! (tightening her hold by choosing her arms)
This girl has a natural ability to say the perfect thing at the perfect time. It makes me smile and laugh every time.
I absolutely love the words that kids make up yet they make perfect sense. My recent favorite comes from Addie...
I like all the colors of the rainbow but-cept black.
Daddy is ready but-cept his shoes.
I think it's time to pay but-cept I think it is bedtime instead.