Tuesday, January 12, 2010

5 Things...

This little girl has determination like you wouldn't believe. She knows what she wants and believes in and stands up for them and herself. Honestly you don't want to mess with her when she has an agenda!
She's a social bug, she loves people, loves to go places. I've had her ask numerous times if she can go give so and so a hug or go say "hi" to an old teacher. Most kids would say hi and then come running back but Ella has a five minute conversation with them before coming back.

She's full of surprises, and surprisingly patience. In July she started asking for a skateboard for her birthday, a pink and purple one. We aren't quite sure what sparked her interest in skateboards but we were surprised because it's so out of character with her usual girlie likes. Each month she would remind us that she would like a skateboard for her birthday, 7 months is like an eternity when you're 4 but she waited patiently for her birthday and her skateboard. She had figured out which gift was the skateboard in her pile and I thought she would open it first, but she didn't, she went through all of her other gifts, was nice and thoughtful in the comments she made about what she had received and then was estatic when she got what she wanted!

She loves to write letters and draw pictures for her Daddy, me, her sister, her brother, her grandparents (I usually have a stack I have to secretly dispose of at the end of the day). But her love for learning is wonderful, she's started to read the Bob books and is so excited to go to Kindergarten.
As much as she loves herself she loves others too. She remembers all of our family in her prayers each night, she's protective of the cat, she gives my baby belly a hug every day and asks how soon she'll be arriving, she adores her Daddy, and is so excited when 4 o'clock arrives each day and her sister is home.
We love her too! She brings so much joy and personality into our home and is such a blessing to us!

1 comment:

Mel said...

What a precious girl indeed. What a wonderful addition she makes to your family!