Thursday, February 25, 2010
"Ellie doesn't believe in God," Ellery reported sadly.
"Oh, that's too bad," I replied, "Maybe nobody has ever taught her about God."
"We tried and tried to tell her but it didn't work!" she said.
"What did you say?" I asked curiously.
"We said, 'Why do you think we celebrate Christmas, then?'"
We were going to stop by Jason and Liz's house. "Oh, good! Maybe Jason will play with us!" Ellery said, excitedly.
"I bet he will--he's a good player," I agreed.
"It's always so fun to play with Jason," Ellery commented, "and painful."
(Jason does play with the kids very wildly but they all love it so much.)
Monday, February 15, 2010
We were driving in the car and I turned off the heat. "Do you wonder why it's so warm in here?" Ellery asked with a little mischief in her voice.
"Did you turn on your heat?" I asked, referring to the control in the middle seat.
"Yes, but not today. It was the day we went to Andy's parents' house for Fourth of July." (eight months earlier) "'Cause I was so cold."
"Would you rather be too hot or too cold?" I asked her.
"You call it hot but I call it WARM," was her reply.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I was sitting on the couch and Ellery was walking by on her way to the bathroom. She suddenly stopped and did an odd caper while spouting nonsense syllables. She resumed her normal walking and explained, "I was just practicing being silly for when Joey is born."