|Ellie and Zelda|
What the girls said this week
Zelda is starting to talk a lot more. Like I mentioned last week, she's saying "Hi" and "Bye" all the time, and she's also started saying "Day doo" in a sing song voice, for "Thank you." When we hand her something she wants, she'll tell us "Day doo!" It is so cute. We are both loving it. She's also repeated some words unexpectedly this week; when the girls were watching Dora the Explorer, she said "backpack," and when I was drying her off with a towel yesterday she was chanting "Die die die die" for "dry dry dry dry." (That one made me laugh a lot. "Die die die die!")
Ellie's been a little bit sick this week, and so has wanted me around all.the.time. One day she wanted me to stay with her in the playroom, even though she was playing with her animals and I was just sitting on the floor, doing nothing. So, when she was distracted, I slipped away and found Jason (who was studying.)
Me, to Jason: "Ellie wouldn't let me leave the playroom, but I just slipped away while she was playing and she didn't notice."
Suddenly we hear Ellie, far away in the playroom: "Noooooooo!"
A couple days ago Ellie asked for a "butter jelly sandwich." Later she wanted "gummy bubbles" (I had been chewing bubblegum).
One day, when I was bringing Zelda into the playroom after she woke up from her nap:
Ellie: "Did you bring me my sister friend?"
What we did this week
Well first of all (this is a big deal), Ellie wrote her name, all by herself. I was in the office when she yelled to me to come look, "I wrote my name!" so I ran in there, and she had!! :D It was totally surprising, and awesome. Way to go, Ellie!
Other than that, this week we watched an embarrassing amount of kids shows:
|The girls watching "Masha Medved" on the computer|
Here are some pictures of me and the girls playing with their power wheels. Every day, Ellie likes to go outside and drive it to the end of the yard and back.
The girls have also painted a lot this week. Ellie's artistic abilities have seemed to make a big leap, and she's all the sudden painting people. Just like we were surprised last week when she drew a recognizable figure of a person (herself) with markers, we were very surprised this week when she started painting recognizable figures of people.
Zelda's first painting (ever):
And here are Ellie's paintings! We love, love, love these.
Ellie and Zelda:
|According to Ellie, Zelda has "a really big head"|
Mommy and Grandma:
And some cousins:
Everett (he has "very tiny legs"):
And that was our week!