For the last couple months, Ellie has taken great delight in texting Jason, me, Nana, Papa, Grandpa, and Grandma. We've been delighted too. These text conversations are all in chronological order, starting from late March until now.
Her texting started out pretty simple; she'd mostly send emojis or repeat what the other person typed. She's the green in this conversation:
It didn't take her long to figure out how to include pictures and videos (this was to my dad, a.k.a Grandpa):
When she's texting me from Jason's phone, as she types out the letters word suggestions will pop up, and she'll choose whichever suggestion she likes best, which can result in texts that are both confusing and funny. She's the grey side here:
It's interesting and fun to see how she figures out to spell some things. The part that I like about this next one is where she says "0 Messages":
This is one of the conversations Jason and I are most impressed with. She sent this to Jason on the day Zelda tipped over the computer tower:
"The computer thing broke. That is what happened. Zelda. Ellie you are the best. But Zelda broke the computer thing."
Here are a couple more (Ellie's green, green, then grey):
We both really love this one, too. She was watching a video on youtube of a kid's app and took pictures to send to Jason (screentime inception), describing each picture. In each caption, read "eng" or "eg" as "ing," (and read the whole thing out loud - it's all phonetic) and it's pretty easy to see what she's writing.
When I saw this one and watched the video it cracked me up, because the caption is "Ellie eating" and that is exactly what the video is - like twenty or thirty seconds of Ellie eating some snacks. No talking or anything - just look straight into the camera, eating away.
Quoting Dr. Seuss in this one:
I love this one too:
Telling Daddy what we've been up to:
One of her several to Papa:
More to Daddy:
And to me:
"Good night. Sleep dreams. Good night mom."