Ella is 6!

What’s your favorite…

color? Um, pink and purple.

sport? Um, doing cheerleading. (Which she has never done.)

shirt? Um….this one. (silver sweater)

restaurant? Um, Hickory Park.

food? Uuuum (Fent:  Pasta!) Pasta.

treat? Uh. Cake an ice cream.

drink? Uuuum, punch.

weather? Uhhhh snow. And summer.

book? Uhh. Little Red Riding Hood.

toy? Uhhh. I’m thinking. The fairy toy that I got at McDonalds.

animal? Um, my favorite animal is pony.

story from the Bible? Uum, David and Goliath.

letter? Um, E. (Why?) Because it’s the first letter of my name.

Who are your friends? Um, Taliya, Reagan, Nora, PayPay, Livi, Sophie, Sophia, Maverick and Elena.

plant:  Um, flowers.

Are you going to get married when you’re older? No. (Why?) Because…I don’t wanna talk about it.

If you did get married, how old? Uuuuh….as old as you were when you got married.

Who do you think you will marry? If I did get married? (yeah) Uuuum. Well. I don’t know.

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? Uh, work with oils.

What was the best part of your life so far? Uuum. Turning 6. (Why?) Because I was so excited for it!

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 6? Um. Smell different flowers? Hehe!

What will you be able to do when you turn 7? Pick a different favorite food!

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Uhhhhh (Fent:  Ki-Ki. I mean me!) MOM.

What do you want to teach Ki while you’re 6? Tuh obey.

What do you want to teach Fenty while you’re 6? Tuh obey.

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 6? Tuh grow up faster. (Me:  noooo!) What! You grow when you sleep. So I’m gonna make her sleep so she grows.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Mmmm teenager. Because Aunt Tina can drive and she’s a teenager.

What field trips do you want to go on this year? Uuuuum. I wanna go to….California! To see Uncle Jeffrey.

Anything else you want to add? Uh, no I was getting tired of this anyway.

Elle Belle the 5-year-old!

What’s your favorite…

color? pin and purple, green and blue

sport? Uhh, Ki’s basketball. It’s my favorite sport cuz there’s a restaurant there that has so much candy, an Grampa let me have some candy.

shirt? My one with the star.

restaurant? Cafe. Uh, Mom, can you delete Cafe? Cuz I actually have a new favorite. It’s Hickory Park.

food? I like cheeseballs.

treat? Uhh, that thing we got at The Cafe when I went there with you that had chocolate and white on it…? {An éclaire?} Yeah!

drink? I don’t remember what it’s called. OH! Kids’ wine. {Ki:  Martinelli’s?} Oh yeah! Martinelli’s.

weather? snow

book? uhhhhhm I’ll go get it. A book about how alligators grow. “Crocodiles and Alligators”

toy? It is Little People.

animal? It iiiiis, um, birds.

story from the Bible? Jonah and the whale.

letter? E cuz it’s in my name.

Who are your friends? Elena and Taliya and Sophie and Reagan and Anya (neighbor).

plant (by request):  My favorite plant it flowers.

Are you going to get married when you’re older? shook her head no {Why?} I don’t wanna explain it.

If you did get married, how old? Uh, 13. {Ki’s eyes got huge. “13??”}

“Uh, my favorite dress up thing is a necklace.”

Who do you think you will marry? I’m not marrying anyone when I’m older!

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? I want to, um, like, um, be a store lady. Actually, delete that. I wanna be a doctor. I mean a nurse like Gramma. Nurse nurse nurse. Nurse nurse nurse.

What was the best part of your life so far? Turning on the hose in the rocks cuz I was trying to make flowers for you.

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 5? Yes. Be good at quiet time and be quiet when you tell me to read books.

What will you be able to do when you turn 6? Plant flowers for you.

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Uhh, Mom.

What do you want to teach Ki while you’re 5? I can’t be 5 to teach my big brother. *giggles* I have to be, like, 13.

What do you want to teach Fenty while you’re 5? to be good and nice

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 5? Teach her to nor hurt people.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Um, 20

What field trips do you want to go on this year? Um,California

 

Ella’s Quiz – 4 years (5mo)

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I asked Ki these questions when he was 4. Here’s Elle’s turn (a bit late).

What’s your favorite…

color? Every color in the whole world.

sport? I like dancing. Danciiiiiing!

shirt? My favorite shirt is my big Hello Kitty shirt that has a lot of skirts around it. And it’s colorful.

restaurant? Hickory Park

food? tomatoes

treat? Bomb Pop

drink? milk

weather? Winter and Summer.

book? My music book that got broken that has princess music.

toy? My horse cuz it has a pink heart nose.

animal? Hmmm. Zebra.

story from the Bible? lambs

letter? E-L-L-A

part of school? I don’t know about school yet.

Who are your friends? Elena, Taliya, Reagan

Are you going to get married when you’re older? I don’t sink kisses are fun. [asked again] I’m not gonna get married.

How old? [if you did] How much you are. Cuz you got married and you are big. [30]

Who do you think you will marry? [if you did] Viggo if he would be my own size. He is 5… [He’s 4.] Oh. So I’ll do Viggo. Viggo Viggo Viggo Viggo… I’m a pretty cute giiiirl

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? Hmmmm… I’m gonna be a doctor and a princess.

What was the best part of your life so far? My birthday.

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 4? I don’t know.

What will you be able to do when you turn 5? I don’t know what I’ll do when I’m 5 cuz I’m 4. Mommy, I don’t sink turning 5 is bigger. I sink it’s shrinking cuz Roman looks small and he told me he’s 5 and I’m bigger and he’s smaller.

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Mom

What do you want to teach Fenton while you’re 4? To learn good stuff and not be mean.

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 4? Same as Fenton.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Same number as you. [how old do you think?] 21!

What field trips do you want to go on this year? I wanna go to Africa! An see all the animals like giraffes, hippos, alligators, monkeys….

Ok, that was the end of our questions. “Good! I’m tired.”

Elle-isms (28th ed.)

Ella has been so funny lately! I love it. I need to get better at writing her things down so she can have a book one day too.

“Boys like cool sings and geals like pretty sings.”

Ella: Mom, I don’t want pizza for dinner!
Mom: Really? What sounds good to you?
Ella: I want a lah-tay.
Mom: A girl after my own heart. I know what you mean, Ella.
Ella: Can I have a lah-tay for dinner, Mom? That’s what I really want.
(She is talking about a puppy latte – a dixie cup of whipped cream. Yum!)

My baby girl is 3!!!

My dear sweet Ella Novelia,

You are so adorable. You don’t let me call you Muffin anymore (so sad!), but you do answer to Spanky. Other than that, it’s mostly Ella, Elle, Elle Belle, Ella Bella (Troy), etc. If we call you anything else, we get corrected. You know what you want are are miffed if you don’t get it. You have the best little pout. I love it. Your very favorite thing is your ni-night, Daddy’s baby blanket. I’ve had to sew holes and re-sew all around the edge. You like the “string” that hangs off the end.

You are getting into all things girly. It’s glorious. You like to wear your dress up and are enjoying playing with your new girl presents. You served everyone cake (out of duplos) and tea this morning. You love pink and purple and sparkles.

You enjoy doing puzzles, duplos, coloring, painting and playing with Ki. You are particular about how things are and like it just so.

You talk in a high little squeaky voice and use your fingers when you are excited. Like here, the day before your birthday, when you described the cake you wanted.

Ella’s birthday talk from thosewandlings on Vimeo.

You get sad if Ki isn’t around and talk about how you miss him. You two are so sweet together (most of the time). He teaches you things and you listen intently and participate in his little classes.

Ki teaches Ella counting from thosewandlings on Vimeo.

Here’s a little example of your cute pout. You two are great at apologizing and forgiving.

Reconciliation from thosewandlings on Vimeo.

You are my sweet pea. When you are really happy or feeling sweet, you make the best sappy sweet face.

Your imagination has really taken off lately. It is so fun to watch. A few times I’ve found you sitting quietly playing and making up stories for a while. You even make up stories with your food. They’re all people.

You are getting a little better at sitting still to get your nails painted. Your fingernails still end up smudged though. And we can’t paint your left middle fingernail because you still suck it.

You are becoming a great big sister. You can make Fenton giggle and are pretty cute with him when you want to be.

You love to clean and cook, but you snitch as you go.

You are a joy, even when you’re being adorably pouty and we love you SO much. :)