Monday, June 27, 2005

Whine and Brag

Three of us here at Ellie's house are all laid low with strep throat. Ellie is handling it far better than Paul and I, which is a wonder considering that she's probably been suffering the longest. Today I decided to teach her the word and sign for "pain" so that if this happens again she can tell us that she's hurting. I thought she just had a rotten cold until my throat somehow became filled with razor blades. Only Lizzi the pug remains unaffected.

On a lighter note:

Don't ask me. Ask her.

And, even sick, Ellie is amazing. She was looking at the pictures on the digital camera today and she came to this shot of herself (please excuse the fact that nothing she's wearing matches. We're sick, OK?):

She grinned, touched her head, and said, "My hat!" Amazing.


Cjara said...

I´m so happy!

Ellie is a true wondergirl! You just have wonder what she´s going to do next! :)

she falters to rise said...

Personally, I love the outfit. She doing great with the language skills. Talking about things as being "mine" or "yours" is a huge step. I can see why you are so proud.

Tara Marie said...

Ellie is truly amazing....and the outfit is just perfect for being sick,,,,enough bright colors to cheer anyone up!

Hope you all are feeling better soon and I so enjoy reading your blog,

Peace, Tara Marie & Emma Sage 4 and blessed with a little extra

trisha said...

Yeah, the pronoun thing is HUGE!

What a sweet outfit!

Sorry you all are sick. Hope you feel better soon!

Zoe said...

Everything she's wearing has blue, therefore, it matches.

Strep is evil. I once had it twice in one month, blah.

PPB said...

She matches...everything is CUTE.
Like her.
But is that you as the princess?

Sarahlynn said...

Beautiful picture, Ciara!

Thank you, Tara Marie! Did you find me through DownSyn? You have an absolutely beautiful family. I look forward to reading more from you. :)

All, that hat is what really clashes, but when a child who wouldn't wear a hat 2 weeks ago puts a hat on her head saying, "Hat! hat! hat!" who could deny her? Beautiful. And I love that two of her favorite words are "Mine!" and "No!" That's so . . . typical. :)

PPB - oh. no! That's my friend Jessica from Daughter of Opinion. She almost shares her birthday with the baby Jesus (ahem) so we threw her a surprise half-birthday party last weekend. It was a blast, even if I was (unknowingly) Strep Sarahlynn, infecting everyone who tasted my baked goods and candies.

Jessica said...

Sarahlynn, Tara Marie posted on my blog recently and when I went to visit hers, I commented and told her to check your blog out.

Jessica said...

Whoops - I stand corrected. Tara Marie just posted on my blog again...apparently, she found you through Postcards from Holland and then found me through you.

Moreena said...

Oooo. Ugh. Strep. So sorry to hear that. We, too, are battling something around here, although Annika seems to be the only truly miserable one (thanks to the miracle of immunosuppression).

My kids frequently do not match, as I'm all for letting them choose their own outfits as soon as possible. I think Ellie looks great! Plus, you are right about never, ever denying a hat urge. Hats are good.

Gosling said...

Are you kidding? I think I have that same outfit! ;)
Hugs to the sick family,