During dinner, I’ve previously used fruit and the lamp above the table to try and explain the basics of the solar system to Ellie (particularly as the solar eclipse was approaching a few months ago).
A couple of nights ago, out of the blue, Ellie grabbed a few pieces of fruit and started to explain the solar system to me, completely unprompted. That was amazing in and of itself, but she also came up with a few new theories as to why certain things happen. They weren’t all true, but seeing the cogs turn in her head is amazing to me. She is one exceptional child.
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Last weekend, we thought we’d treat Ellie by putting up some Christmas lights in her room. This is the big reveal and Ellie was so excited to look at each light. It’s now the first thing she does every morning.
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Ellie’s vocabulary and diction is so good that she rarely misses a word. However, she tried saying “hippopotamus” the other day and couldn’t quite get it, so we got lots of cute attempts like this: Continue reading “Hippopotamus”
When your child starts learning phrases like “in the whole world” and “forever and ever”, you can get some hilarious results when they start adding them into sentences haphazardly.
While demonstrating the songs on Jack’s fox, she described them all and then went on to tell us about the piano song:
I like that song, in the whole world, and ever
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There are a few words which Ellie can’t decide how to pronounce. She hears me say WAR-tuh, whereas she’ll hear Marti say WOD-ah; she hears Marti say YOAH-gert and then hears me call it YOH-gert. Sometimes she’ll pick her pronunciation depending on who she’s speaking to.
In this video, she goes over the various options for talking about a small red fruit.
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When acknowledging and encouraging good behaviours, “good job, Ellie” seems to have become our phrase of choice. So much so that when Ellie does something well, she praises herself with this phrase. Continue reading “Good job Ellie [VIDEO]”
The way that Ellie takes in the world around her and what is said is astounding. After hearing Mama say several times that shes going to yoga while Oma looks after her, Ellie now pretends that shes going to yoga occasionally.
The icing on the cake is how she wishes me a good week before she goes! Continue reading “I’m going to yoga [VIDEO]”
Ellie picks up on things pretty quickly. For example, she now knows plot lines in books and will start to talk about what’s happening on the page when you turn to it.
Similarly, she’s started picking up on some songs. For whatever reason, she cottoned on to Let’s Go Fly a Kite from Mary Poppins and has randomly been singing it for about 6 weeks. Continue reading “Let’s go fly a kite [VIDEO]”
The other day while driving home, I caught a glimpse of Ellie in her mirror and said “Hi, gorgeous”, which she then repeated. Naturally, I couldn’t get a video while I was driving, but luckily while we were having dinner soon thereafter she was only too happy to play along. Cue adorableness. Continue reading “Mama’s gorgeous! [VIDEO]”