Elle just gave me my iPhone telling me “Let_Go” … So I put it on “Let It Go”. Someone is obsessed with the Frozen soundtrack like her two older sisters. I love how she sings songs from Frozen along with her sisters. She knows how to sing some words so she sings when her part comes on. We gave her the title “songbird” the week she was born. She’s completely living up to it. 🙂 One of the things she loves to do is sing. PS. These days, whenever I tell her to do something or when I get mad and correct her, she always responds “okay”. I love how my girls, even at an early age is so responsive to everything. Elle doesn’t seem like a 16 month old because I can talk to her normally and she’ll understand.
Emma came home so I asked her to spend some time with me before her sisters consumed all her attention. She cuddled in front of me as I hugged her and we talked about school and her subjects, hoping to get time to ask about her hardships, but everything was seemingly ok. Then we got into the topic of Martin Luther King Jr., how her teacher’s grandfather had the opportunity to march in DC during MLK’s time. We both agreed how amazing that must have been, taking part of history and how his dream, one man’s dream and courage was able to reverberate even til today, with Emma and her classmates being able to live out that dream. Thinking about it was actually very moving and I was glad I was able to really have a thoughtful conversation with her about its significance. Then she said something that stopped me from seeing her just as my little innocent eight year old girl. She said, “Mamam…one day, I want to be like Martin Luther King, Jr. and be able to do something great and stand in front of everyone to tell them how much Jesus loves them.” Her voice became thin […]
I think it’s now safe to say a few things about Elleonai and give some updates. It’s now 2014 and this new year brought some big girl convictions to Elle. Now being 16 months, she is officially weaned from nursing (wooot to the wooot for me!!), drinks strictly from her sippy cups (yay, no more bottles or heating milk!), gets ready for bed and stays in bed until she falls asleep without being soothed, and wait for it… yes, folks, she sleeps through the night (insert dougie). This makes me emotional because the last great sleep I had was when I was 24. She comes to me and says “poo poo” when she needs a diaper change and says “rice” when she wants to eat something. Her communication makes it so much easier for me to know what she needs and her understanding of what I want from her through language really eases and lessens any possibility for tantrum. She’s also the most social baby of all three. She is so friendly to people who take care of her, esp. when I need someone to babysit. Her Kuyas and Ates, Ninongs and Ninangs are usually very accommodating to watch her […]