* "Grandma… a BUTTERFLY!" checking out Grandma's corsage
* "Ellie need a BIBLE!" fighting her Aunt Anna and I for a hymnal. Bad theology or not, I hissed "You do NOT need a Bible. Sit DOWN." I'm classy.
* "More cookie!" after finishing part one of her flower girl bribe.
* "I Elsa!" while getting dressed.
Ellie fell asleep hard at the reception. She ran around during cocktail hour and I guess it did her in. She barely woke up to eat. She was a trooper and she gets a gold star.
Even more important, my brother-in-law and new sister-in-law had a fantastic wedding, which Ellie interrupted only minimally.
My sister-in-law is a developmental pediatrician - she is fantastic with Ellie and we're so excited to have her as part of the family. (And if any of my DS friends are in Chicago, I have a good recommendation for you!)
My in-laws are from the Chicago area, and every time I've been to visit, the weather has been awful. I was there two weeks ago for a bridal shower and it snowed in early October - just flurries, but still.
Well, I finally got to enjoy a bit of Chicago beauty.
Overheard - Matt to Ellie "Why are you drawing on the table in the leftover milk with your hair?" Ellie was sobbing on the couch. "Honey, you look so sad. What do you need? What can I give you?" Through her tears she managed to answer, "Some chocolate." "Ellie where are your listening ears?" "At school!"
I prayed so hard for her to talk….