Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Happy Birthday, Little One

Today, Ellie is two years old. Already!

She felt yucky Monday afternoon and wanted to be held like a baby. It felt so good to hold her like that again, even though her legs dangled way down where they used to fit snugly in my arms. Sometimes I just stand across the room and watch her. I love to see the wonderful little girl she has become, and is becoming more each day.

I have two cute Ellie anecdotes to mark the occasion.

First: We bought Ellie a little table and stool. I've started sitting her on the bench and serving her afternoon snack to her there. She loves it, and happily stays put while she's eating. After she finished her snack, she looked around for the best way to get out (she was pinned behind the little table). First she took her plate, cup, and toy off the table and gently set them on the floor. Then she shoved the table over. Very direct exit strategy! And, oh! The complex reasoning skills! She removed everything from the table before tipping it over. Amazing.

Second: Lizzi totally snitched on Ellie yesterday. Ellie said that she wanted me to read her a story, but then she got distracted by a reorganized toy box. I told her to come find me when she was ready for a story and went to the computer room to order a present for a friend. I heard Ellie coming down the hall and started to finish up my shopping. Then Lizzi came to the doorway and barked at me. She ran down the hall and barked again, then back to the doorway barking at me again. Lizzi barks at passersby from the front window, but she does not bark at the bedrooms.

"What is it, girl? Did Ellie fall down the well?"

I hustled off to see what Ellie had gotten herself into. Sure enough, I found that I hadn't latched a bathroom door securely, and all the toilet paper was in a huge mound on the floor, surrounding a perfectly happy Eleanor. Precious.

10 comments:

Krupskaya said...

Happy birthday, big girl! And many happy returns! Keep knocking those tables over! :)

Angela said...

Have a wonderful second birthday, Ellie!

ccw said...

Happy birthday, Ellie!

Those stories are adorable.

Gosling said...

Happy second birthday (no -- that has to be a typo) Ellie! Sweet Ellie stories.

PPB said...

Happy birthday big girl!

Psycho Kitty said...

Happy birthday to Ellie!

trisha said...

Awww! Happy Day!

Love to you, Ellie, in this new year!

Moreena said...

Happy Birthday! I had no idea that Ellie and Frankie were only 2 days apart in age. I was reading about Ellie's toilet paper antics while rocking Frankie to sleep tonight, and I covered her eyes really quickly, just in case there was a picture. Don't want her getting any ideas, you know? Ellie is hilarious and beautiful.

karla said...

DAMNIT! I get so jealous when I read things like this! My dog does nothing cute or endearing or helpful--she just lays there like a big lump and quietly sheds black hair in radiating waves in a 50 foot radius all around her. I mean, sure, she's cute and sweet as can be, but I would be money that if the house went up in flames, she wouldn't save a single one of us. She probably wouldn't even make the effort to save herself, but would just sleep and shed through the whole thing.

Yael - Ein Shem said...

Happy Birthday!