It's 5:46 am. Ellie woke up at five, which was a pleasant surprise. I was already awake (and pretty sure that my decaf pumpkin spice latte yesterday afternoon was full of caffeine.)
Today's post is just a slice of our life.
Ellie has been playing with her ABC puzzle, eating breakfast, and reading books. She just walked into the kitchen, distraught.
"What do you need?"
"Can you use manners?"
"Here's two, that's it."
"Thank you pwetzels."
She's now sitting in the corner munching and pausing every so often to comment "Yummy pwetzels. Num num num!"
We went to frozen yogurt yesterday to meet up with a friend and her adorable baby. Ellie was mostly gentle with baby, and not so gentle with the chairs. She pushed a chair all over the yogurt shop, I think to demonstrate her strength. When I dared to hold the baby, Ellie sat with her back to me, eating dried peas.
As we left dinner last night, the entryway to the restaurant had a giant pumpkin. Matt set Ellie on it, thinking "incredible cuteness." Ellie responded in sheer terror. My toddler loves sharks, but keep her away from oversized pumpkins.
I know in PE, Ellie's class works on acting like various animals to practice different movements. I'd put money on one of those animals being a dinosaur. Lately, there's been a lot of "-i-saur STOMP... dancin'!" And then... "Jumping -i-saurs!" I need to ask her PE teacher about this new and hilarious trend.
Ellie's teacher sent home the cup she uses at school. The open cup. The type she won't use at home, ever. Ellie grabbed her milk at breakfast and gulped it down... in an open cup.
The rain continues here, and our favorite indoor activities are all closed thanks to the government shut down. We'll see what we come up with for today!