October 4, 2011

Ella at 3

We had Ella's three-year-old visit last week. Here's some tidbits about Ella these days:

  • She is very precise. Today she told me that she wanted to go to Bajio. I told her it was Sunday and we don't go on Sunday. She told me, "Mom. We don't go to stores on Sunday. This is a restaurant." 
  • Still no luck on the potty front. She can hold it but cannot for the life of her figure out how to go while sitting down. We're trying to be patient.
  • Loves her imaginary friends. Has conversations and playdates with them on a daily basis.
  • Leveled out height and weight. Sadly, I can't remember what her percentages are. around 50th. 
  • Loves Anna. My favorite thing lately is she will recount their encounters. "Mom. I went and saw Anna and she made her face go like this [smiles goofily]." Or, "Mom. I tink Anna is twy-ing to say, 'I don't want any more food, I want my binky.'" Or, "Mom. Anna was yike dis, 'Aaahhhhh.'"
  • She is from Utah. She has started to say "like." It pains me, but it's my own darn fault.
  • She can add and subtract, using her fingers, most single digits. This morning she asked me, "Mom, what's 3+4?" "I don't know, Ella, what is it?" "Come on, mom. You can do it. You know. This is an easy one!" "7?" "Right! Good job." (honestly, I am not pushing this on her...as I write this I realize it looks like I am being a little bit of a Tiger mom). She also wants to know how to spell things. 
  • She has given up the nap. Sad, sad, day. She can be quite the grump come 4 o'clock. Not my favorite stage.
  • Conversation last night: "Mom. Do you know what Daddy yikes more than oranges? Peaches. Do you know what Daddy yikes more than peaches? Ellas." (she and Ryan must have had this conversation a few weeks ago). 10 minutes later: "I yike this slice of pear." 1 minute later: "Mommy. Guess what I yike better than pears? Daddy." melt. his. heart.


Lauren said...

She is one cute girl. And she looks just like you in this picture.

alisha said...

She is one very sweet little girl. Wow, she is already adding and subtacting at 3! That little girl is just so smart.

Jamie Wride said...

I miss her! Can't wait to see you all over Thanksgiving.

packermom said...

I love Ella's more than peaches, too!