Today, Ellie turned four! This morning she told me, “Mama, I can’t pick up Mark today, even though I’m four!” Clearly she didn’t grow new muscles overnight but she has grown an immense amount in the past year.
Here’s the proof!
at her 3rd birthday party, early October 2013
racing duckies with Grandpa, late October 2013
showing off her fashion sense, November 2013
Ready to nap with Puffin and Baby Jesus Puffin (not kidding), December 2013
Eating pepperoni pizza (her favorite food) at Mark’s first birthday party, January 2014
very proud of the snowman she built with Yiayia, February 2014
with Bear as her Baby finally got some hair, March 2014
during the family picture photo shoot, April 2014
“A purse makes a cute hat, Mama!”, May 2014
on the train at the zoo, June 2014 (while her brother clutches me in terror)
wearing doll clothes knitted by Yiayia and doll booties sewn by her great grandmother (my father’s mother), July 2014
intently absorbed in an art project, her favorite thing to do, August 2014
drawing with sidewalk chalk, September 2014
Look at that grown-up girl with the long hair! We love you, Ellie! You delight us every day with your zest for life and your love for your family. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings for you!