“Cinderella came to wake me”

Yesterday, Ellie went over and introduced herself to some of our neighbours and it came to pass that one of the girls was a bit older than her and had some dresses that she had outgrown which would be a good fit for Ellie.

So we brought them home and hung them up for her, telling her that we could play with them the following day. Continue reading ““Cinderella came to wake me””

January 2017

With our move to Portland coming up very quickly, we’ve had little time to update the site of late. So, rather than neglect to provide an update, I figured I’d do a quick compilation of the best pictures of Ellie that we have from the past month.

Ellie’s 4th (!) Christmas

 

It always seems weird to count how many times a child has experienced an annual event, because it’s always one more than their age since their birthday is the last thing they do before turning another year older. Thus, even though Ellie is only 3, this is already her fourth Christmas, which just seems nuts!

We didn’t do too much over the holiday and just enjoyed each other’s company with few other commitments to get in the way. It was much needed. Continue reading “Ellie’s 4th (!) Christmas”

When they get along…

… they’re adorable with one another.

Like any siblings, particularly those close in age, Ellie & Jack don’t always get along.

However, when they do, Ellie is so nurturing with Jack and he really shows his appreciation for her. Today, they went to the park and Ellie very sweetly took Jack’s hand and guided him down the path towards the park. 😍 Continue reading “When they get along…”

Putting her own shoes on

While packing the car up to go on a trip, I asked Ellie to put her shoes on while I got things in the car, which she’s very capable of doing.

She chose to wear a particularly snug pair of shoes so while I’m in the driveway with the car, I start to hear this dragging noise. Then from behind the car appears Ellie who had managed to get one shoe on, but couldn’t quite manage the other one, so she took the initiative to put one of Mama’s shoes on so that she could walk outside and get help from me. Genius child 😍 Continue reading “Putting her own shoes on”

Ellie’s Halloween costume

This year, Ellie decided she wanted to be a construction worker for Halloween again. Since we already had the costume, I was all about reusing something instead of spending money on something she’ll wear once.

She fits into it much better than she did last year, as if we needed more proof that she’s growing up and getting bigger all the time. Continue reading “Ellie’s Halloween costume”

Closet hardcore Republican

Tonight, we were telling Ellie about how there’s a presidential election in 2 days. ThE past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about the two main candidates and who we support. Tonight:

Ellie, who do you think should be president? Hillary or Donald Trump?

Donald Trump.

Thinking that it might have been because we used his full name and not hers:

Ellie, should Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump be president?

Donald Trump.

Maybe it’s because she always chooses the second answer…

Ellie, who should be president? Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump.

I then proceeded to explain some of the many reasons I don’t think Donald Trump should be president.

Ellie, Donald Trump treats women horribly and thinks that they’re worth less than men. Especially since having a daughter, I can’t support someone who thinks that women aren’t equal to men. Do you think women should be treated equally or that men should be treated better than women?

Men should be treated better than women.

😐

That means we don’t eat people

Since we’re vegan, I’ve recently been showing Ellie how to check toiletries, food and chemicals for animal testing (denoted by a bunny symbol).

Today I bought Ellie this oatmeal that was instant to try and I made it for breakfast. It was “Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal” and all of their products have a picture of Bob on them. She sees it and says

Because it has a picture of a man on it, that means that we don’t eat people.

😂😂😂😂😂