She is named after my grandmother
My grandmother was 102 when I first became pregnant with Ella. But unfortunately, she didn’t live to see her namesake. The last time I saw her alive, she caressed my belly and whispered, “I think it’s a girl.”
She was right. 🙂
She has the best sense of humor
She is a comedian at the young age of five.
The teachers love her and she cracks jokes with them all the time.
In our home, she loves to make everyone laugh.
She is silly, giggly, goofy, and fun.
She loves animals of all kinds
She has a pretend dog and cat and even feeds them water and food.
I will come into the kitchen, and there will be two bowls on the floor.
One with water and one with cheese nips because cheese nips are “what doggies like best”.
She is a homebody
Ella would stay in the house indefinitely if she could.
I have to bribe her to go to the grocery store with me or even the mall.
She’s content to stay snuggling on the couch, playing intently with her toys, coloring, and reading her books.
And she isn’t just like this in the winter.
Pool, park, and home.
Those are the only places she wishes to be.
Family is so important to her
She adores her grandparents, cousins, aunts, and can’t stop talking about them.
When will I be able to see Mamie and Papa? When do we go visit them? Can I talk to Mamie on the phone?
This makes me so happy, because our blood family lives so far away.
Despite this, she has a strong bond with all of them, as well as our Illinois/extended family.
Her sister is her world
They argue, hit each other, and yell at each other, but the first thing Ellie asks me when I pick her up from school is, “Is Annie at home/in the car?”
Without a doubt.
And the first thing Annie asks as soon as she walks in the door after school is, “where is Ellie?”
They may be 7.5 years apart, but they are inseparable.
Happy Birthday, sweet Ella Grace! We love you so very much.