Ellen is 3. She is very quirky. My older kids are now growing out of their shyness, but Ellen is the only one who was never shy. She enjoys chatting with people and doesn't take several hours to warm up, like my other kids. Or 7 years. I find her very interesting.
Here she is raking leaves with Ben.
Please adopt her. Ellen likes to pretend to be a baby Oakley.
The other day she was asking me if food goes into brains, like how food goes into stomachs. I told her no. But she kept insisting on it. Then she told me that Sponge Bob has Top Ramen in his brain. I'm sure she got that idea from the Halloween episode of Sponge Bob where he says, "Shave me down, make me round!" so he can dress up as a ghost. Underneath his ghost costume you see that his head is shaved down to his brain and it does look like Top Ramen. It's interesting to see how Ellen thinks, no?
She's also very boy-crazy. We have this Christmas card from Jason Chaffetz--I don't know why since I'm not a huge fan. In the family picture he has a teenage son who Ellen decided she "loves." This bothers me but maybe she'll grow out of it.