Thursday, February 26, 2009

Go Ahead, Jump!

Ellie is 5 years old and has recently learned to jump. We are all thrilled by this development - a result of increased strength, balance, and coordination achieved by 5 years of physical therapy and 2 years of gymnastics. She bounces around all the time, lately, our own little Tigger.

Despite being only 42 inches tall (and 46 pounds) Ellie manages to have a significant impact on the people around her, whether it's the hundreds of people at church who are touched by her excitement at being there every Sunday, or the handful of people who were less pleasantly touched by her contribution to the community pool tonight, ending open swim early. (Sorry, folks) (I'll note here for the record that Ellie still says "boyana" for banana and "shoo-kick" for music, and I hope she never stops. Potty accidents, she can grow out of any time now.)

Lizzi has become a dignified old lady. She doesn't jump except for a prime position on top of a cushion on the couch. But she doesn't have potty accidents, either, and that's something to appreciate.

Ada is 25 months old, 35 inches tall, and 26 pounds. She's enthusiastic about jumping, but doesn't achieve much air. The doctor diagnosed her as white (not really, that was a bad reference to an old movie) and is unconcerned but suggested that Ada might enjoy doing gymnastics, too. Alas! Saturday morning just got even shorter. Ada would like you to know that her favorite color is orange, and she's moved along from liking "spots" (polka dots) to rainbows.

Also, she's begun trying out knock knock jokes. In fact, she has a whole stable of them. I'll give you a couple and see if you can catch onto the pattern:

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Pig who?
Oink oink oink!

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Cow who?

Because you sat through all that, here are a couple courtesy of a Quiznos kids meal:

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Repeat who?
Who who who!

(I bet you're looking around for someone to do that to, right?)

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Nobel who?
Nobel, that's why I knocked.

HAH! Have a great weekend.


RobMonroe said...

Way too cute. (The jumping, not the "not in my pool" moment, though I could tell you stories about those experiences at camp!)

I'm sorry the doctor had to be the one to tell you that Ada is white. :o)

Have a great weekend!!

Kathy G said...

Thanks for the jokes...I LOVE cheesy ones!

Shawna said...

I just about shouted through the apartment to tell that repeat joke! I resisted the urge, but can't wait until I get in the living room! I love the "making up jokes" stage. The problem is when you laugh too hard and get to hear it over and over!