Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Six Years Old

Today our Ellie is six years old. We've been teasing her the way my parents used to tease me (and, at the time, I swore I'd never do to my own children).

Us: Ellie, your birthday is coming up! How exciting!
Ellie: Yep! I'll be six!
Us: Sick? Oh, I hope you're not sick on your 5th birthday. That would be sad!
Ellie: No, I'll be SIX!
Us: I sure hope not! It would be so awful to be sick on such an important day. You only turn 5 once...

She only thinks its funny for a little while.

I can't believe my girl is so big!

This is how I want to remember her at this age: giggling over one of her favorite knock-knock jokes (the one she's told me for the 1000th time, but it's still hilarious to her).

She's growing unto a beautiful, helpful, loving, silly, smart (and learning to be more patient) girl.


Her list of favorites, as of today:
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite thing to do: color
Favorite book: Magic Tree House
Favorite move: Matilda
Favorite treat: Popsicle
Favorite toy: doll house
Favorite snack: cookie
Favorite subject in school: math
What do you want to be when you grow up: "Just a Mom"
Favorite restaurant: Sweet Tomatoes
Favorite thing to do outside: Play in the sandbox/ Ride bike
Coziest thing you can think of: my bed
Happiest thing you can think of: cousins
Fanciest thing you can think of: fancy scarves
Favorite thing to do with mom: read
Favorite thing to do with dad: go on hikes
Favorite thing to do with Ethan: color
Favorite food: egg salad sandwiches

We love you, Ellie!

2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Ellie!!! I loved reading all about you and think you are one very interesting and delightful individual!

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  2. Happy Birthday Ellie!!! Brooklynn has been counting down the days to your birthday since you told her. She has a little something for you. We will have to bring it down in the next day or so. Hope you have a very special day. (and week since you guys get to have birthday weeks.)

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