While riding in the car playing Christmas trivia:
Mom: What did the three wise men bring as a gift for Jesus?
Ellery: A pony!
While jumping on Mom and Dad's bed after opening her stocking:
"This is the best Christmas ever!"
After returning home on Christmas day:
Ellery: This is going to change my life forever!
Ellery: This! (patting the Dora hopping ball that Corin and Josh gave her) Forever.
While cuddling on the couch with Mom:
Mom: Will you sit on my lap?
Mom: Because I'm cold.
Ellery: (in a longsuffering tone) Okay. Just this once.