I couldn't hardly do a post all about Gabs and not follow it with one all about Ellie Sue, now could I?
Well, this one is for this crazy kid!
I can't tell you how many people we meet say she is just like me. I think it is a hoot that she chose the above book by Norman Vincent Peale on positive living to pose for this pic. She went and put on some reading glasses, her visor, and said, "Hey mom, take a picture of me." And so I did.
This is a moment just before bedtime where she is just cracking herself up. She totally and completely feels that her place at night is smack in the middle of her daddy and me. Period. It, she feels, is not up for negotiation!
In fact, I only get a little sliver of a piece of bed, but this is going to have to change soon. I have not been sleeping well lately at all. Don't tell her. She might kick me out of my own house.
But all in all, this is a very independent, funny, mature and occasionally even kind kid!
She can do just about anything she puts her mind to.
Even those things that some might would consider impossible.
She has her very own sense of style. And insists on picking her own clothes out daily.
And if I am just being honest, many teenagers could take a hint from her. She really DOES have it "going on" when it comes to fashion.
She brings me great pride. This little diva of mine. I am so, so proud to be Ellie's mama.
You have two precious blessings!
Love this post as much as Gabbi's. I think it's so interesting how you have your little girl who would love to stay little. Then you have a little girl that can't wait to be grown up. Love seeing all their little quirks come out ( Gabbi's love of animals and Ellie's fashion & tricks. Truly blessings placed in your lives and hearts. Hope Ellie realizes how great her own bed is and give you back your portion of your bed soon. I know how hard it is sleeping with a little who's not so little anymore and spreads out and kicks. Hang in there.
She's such a little doll! My sister and I kind of mirrored Ellie and Gabs. I was always a big ole Mama's girl, and my sister a great kid but a real corker! Just curious if you and Staci were similiar or very different as kids?
Have a great day filled with exploration!
Holly & JakeDog
Holly, you gave me an idea. I think I'll let JinJin guest blog on the subject. I'd be interested to hear her perspective!
in years to come it is going to be interesting to see what Ellie & Gabs have to say about their lives - I wish I had details of my life growing up
I just love love Ellie's personality! I can't wait to read about her in years to come. And of course sweet Gabbi also, she's so precious.
Awww, poor Ellie is going to have to get out of Mom and dad's bed :(
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