But I don't.
Ellie has a minor cold causing major sleeplessness around here, we had a long weekend plus a teacher workday to work on grades, Ellie has been coloring a ton.
We seem to be in the midst of a period go growth for Ellie - her fine motor and speech skills are improving daily. These bursts come every now and then, which is nice after a long plateau.
In the weeks ahead, we have some fun - celebrating a birthday for Ellie's little zipper buddy, seeing old friends and seeing family.
And in the past few weeks, we celebrated our buddy Charlie's birthday and Matt's birthday. Matt and I got out of town (well, to Old Town) overnight to celebrate. We ate at a grown up restaurant and did not have to use the following phrases:
"Keep your food ON THE PLATE."
"Big girls use a fork."
"If you don't like that, don't stick that chewed up food in my mouth."
|Little girls celebrating at the American Girl store.|
|Ellie and Daddy.|
|Charlie blowing out her candles.|