Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ellie!


Age: Four!
Personality: Spitfire, playful, silly, "all girl" with a hint of sportiness, full of imagination


Foods: Pancakes, Hot dogs, Ravioli, Chocolate Milk, Mac-n-cheese
Songs: "Flip, Flop and Fly" (composed by bro. Josh)
Books: Angelina the ballerina
Movies: Monsters, Inc., Ice Age, Curious George, Cars
TV Shows: Dora, Diego, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Games: Cadoo, Zingo, Hungry Hippos
Toys: Princess Coach, My Little Ponies
Activity with Mom: Hugs and kisses
Activity with Dad: Wrestling
Activity with Josh: "Hot Lava, Mario" (their own game, involves pillows, Ellie's bed, jumping, and screaming)
Activity with Owen: Tickle
Now I'm four, I can learn how to: Poop on the pot.ty (yep, still working on that one)

My dearest Ellie,
We love you so much.  You are the little girl amidst these bouncy boys!  We love how your smile can bring light to our hearts.  You are just daring enough to try some new things, but often still look to big brother to see if you can do it.  Right now, you are so cuddly and love to snuggle.  We know that this won't last forever, so I'm soaking up your hugs.  This will be a big year for you...preschool!  You will have so much fun, and have no problem making new friends!  We love who you are and what you mean to our family.  Happy Birthday, big girl!


emilymcd said...

Oh, Ellie, Ellie! Happy Birthday, Girlie! We just love you!

Dave and Jenni said...

Happy Birthday Ellie! You share a birthday with my brother. :) She seems like such a sweetie!

Sarah certainly started a trend with these, didn't she. It's such a neat way to record everything, though.

Oh, and I am SO relieved that Ellie is not the only one struggling with the number twos. Ruthie was doing great and now suddenly she is having all sorts of trouble making it to the potty in time (or, you know, not even trying to get there). It gives me hope that this is normal for some kids, especially when her 3 year old sister does all things potty like a pro. I'm hoping that preschool will help her get back on track!

Travis said...

Happy B-Day from the Deurs!

Sittintall said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!! We love you.

Buckeyemama said...

Happy Birthday, Ellie! Can't wait to have you here at Thanksgiving!! If you're anything like your Aunt Tami, make sure you stretch the b-day celebration out until at least the end of the week. Milk it, girl! Love ya.

Short Stop said...

What a sweet, sweet girl. I loved My Little Ponies SO much when I was younger. I brushed their tails for hours on end.

Happy Birthday, Ellie!