Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Our Ellie

Ellie has been so much fun to watch grow.  Her personality just keeps blossoming and she is really such a funny little girl, and unlike I would have thought a year ago, is quite the girly girl.

Last week we went to Target and Ellie stumbled upon a pair of GLORIOUS cinderella-like glass(plastic) slippers. Can you dream up anything less comfortable for a 2 year old to walk around in? I cannot.

She put them on immediately, and there was no turning back.  I don't know if I could have ever been back in her good graces if I had not bought them for her.  She wore them around the store with great pride, and when it was time to check out, she reluctantly held up one shoe for the checker to scan- and then took it back and put it back on.

We bought them in the morning.  She wore them all day. By night time, she was hobbling along, clearly in extreme discomfort.  I'd ask her if her shoes hurt and she refused, "No, it's all better now." When it was time to go to bed, there was no removing them from her feet.  She insisted on sleeping with them. I obliged.

About 3am our princess came into our room crying.  She had lost one glass slipper during her slumber and was quite distraught.  Charles retrieved it and she slept the rest of the night in our bed, with the glass slippers carefully placed on her feet.  She wore them the whole next day, until her sore feet began to bleed, and we convinced her to take a break.

Sunday I was able to convince her that fancy socks were a good pairing with the shoes, and her little feet are healing.

Ellie takes roll playing pretty seriously.  It is sometimes difficult to keep up with her imagination, and who she is pretending to be.  She is always quick to correct us when we call her Ellie and she is pretending to be someone else, most commonly, Snow White, Sofia, or Cinda-lella.

Monday night, Charles was giving the girls blessings before they start the school year.  When he started by saying Ellie's name, she quickly corrected him, "No, I not Ellie, I LUCY." She had us all dying laughing after doing this 3 times before she agreed to be Ellie for the purpose of her blessing.

And just for good measure, here is a super cute video of her playing Mary Poppins :)

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