Monday, December 20, 2010

A Post About Ellen

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.
And here she is after she jumped off the stairs to impress her brothers.
Some of this is blood and swelling. Some of it is Popsicle. She severed her frenulum. Don't Google that. It has a genital counterpart.
Once I found Woody here. Ellen put him there. He has a doily blanket.
She considers herself a "dog trainer." Little does she know, she causes most of the chaos and confusion that has turned my dog crazy. "Sit! No! Here's a piece of bread! Get away!" Look at Frannie's eyes. Yikes.
I find hundreds of pictures that Ellen has taken of herself, of carpet, of dogs, etc. on my phone.
Here she is riding our foster dog, Oakley. Do you want Oakley? She's great--and house trained! I think she's part Pit Bull but, obviously, that's nothing to be afraid of. Please adopt her. Ellen likes to pretend to be a baby Oakley.
Yesterday Ellen grabbed the cat's face and said, "I can smell the cat's nose and it stinks." I asked her what it smelled like. She quickly replied, "Poop cookies."

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.


  1. I love Ellen. But then again, I love all of your kids. I would like to believe that Ellen got some of her personality from me through summer osmosis.

  2. This one is another reason why, when I bring up my rss feed after a long day, and I see you've written, I leave it until last. You make my day.
    Ellen sounds awesome. I would love to spend some time with her.

  3. Ellen is Jooj. Be very afraid.

  4. I'm intrigued by Ellen as well. She is talkative, and I really like that. We always have so much to talk about! I heart her so much!

  5. I have a 2 1/2 year old who sounds just like this. Recently, she had a potty training accident and I told her that pooping in your pants is naughty and she looked at me with her most serious face and said, "No, Mommy, it's funny."

    She also likes to jump off of the top bunk and scream "more bread!" when they pass the sacrament.

    Naughty, quirky, fearless and funny is a dangerous combination in a toddler.

  6. She's already practicing to pucker?

    Be afraid.

    Be very afraid.

  7. Jason Chaffetz has a teenager? I thought he WAS a teenager.

  8. Smelling something's nose... that shouldn't seem so strange. I mean, we see eyes, touch hands... tasting tongues is less common but hearing ears is next to impossible.


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