So, let me tell you a story WITH pictures vs. rambling allnight long about my life, worries, etc. Was THAT conversation all over the place or what?!
Ok, so guess what Ellie really, really, really loves>>>
She did this all by herself! She matched up the matches and was quite perturbed when she found a singleton. Even though her need to change clothes numerous times per day (I mean, HOUR) is the very reason we lose many of her shoes!
Staci is carrying the cutest little glitter flip flops at her store! Of course, we had to have one of every color! She has never been able to wear flip flops, but this year, they are BY FAR her shoe of choice.
She has been asking me daily, "Mom, is it summertime?" so she could get out her flip flops.
And finally the day has come. It is flip flop season! And I have a happy kid!
I hate to admit it, but this collection has actually grown. We now have a red pair, copper, black and white polka dot, pink and white polka dot,.... And... That may be it. Hey, when your sister gives you the family discount, you take fulllll advantage!
Just one thing. The dog suffers because of her sickness.
YEs. That is Earl wearing a flip flop. She worked pretty hard to get that flop on his paw! Earl is such a good dog! He is tolerant. Just like Todd the Bod had to learn to be a Girl Daddy, Earl had to learn to be a girl big brother. And he is filling that role like a champ. Look at Earl looking away, averting his eyes, as if to say, "If only I pretend she's not here.... maybe she will leave me alone!" Sorry Earl. NO such luck! Ellie is a determined kid. She has made up her mind that you need to wear flip flops... so flip flops it is. I will make sure she gives you a bacon strip treat in just a bit. Gooooood dog! My kid just keeps us rolling!
One more very important thing.... Please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/shelbimae. This is one of my precious kiddos who was diagnosed before Jake. If I remember correctly, she has lived VIBRANTLY, I might add, for 7 years with a stupid brain tumor! They recently found out it was back in growth mode. She is having a 6 hour brain surgery in the morning at LeBonheur ("Bonur" to Jake, where they "Took my bump out."). Please visit her site and let her know you will be praying for her and her family. You just cannot know how comforting it is to know that people are praying for you when you are in that critical moment of time. Brings a peace! Tell them MO sent you and that Jake is whispering to God to send a special blessing! Thanks!