is now 3.5 years old. She is quite the little character. She looks so much like Tony, that we aren't all that surprised to hear stories of his behavior as a small child that remind us of her. She is, as Tony says, like a ping pong ball. She bounces from one activity to another, from one person to another, rarely pauses to look around, and rarely listens to instructions. We call her the "Ellie alarm" because she wakes up promptly at 6:30 every morning, and once she's awake she pesters everyone in the vicinity until they get up. The Ellie alarm has no snooze button.
Eleanor is also a talented artist and she produces many, many, projects each day. She looks to Sophia for inspiration, and it becomes more difficult all the time for us to tell her drawings from Sophie's. Sophie is nearly 7, by the way.
Here are some of Ellie's recent drawings:
(she even cut this girl out by herself)
(this is a squirrel)
Last night Ellie cut her finger somehow and it was obviously really bothering her. She was tired and whiney already, so it was quite a production. After a bit she came to me and said "Mom, I think I need Jesus to start all over and remake me."
Isn't she cute?