Ella is 6!

What’s your favorite…

color? Um, pink and purple.

sport? Um, doing cheerleading. (Which she has never done.)

shirt? Um….this one. (silver sweater)

restaurant? Um, Hickory Park.

food? Uuuum (Fent:  Pasta!) Pasta.

treat? Uh. Cake an ice cream.

drink? Uuuum, punch.

weather? Uhhhh snow. And summer.

book? Uhh. Little Red Riding Hood.

toy? Uhhh. I’m thinking. The fairy toy that I got at McDonalds.

animal? Um, my favorite animal is pony.

story from the Bible? Uum, David and Goliath.

letter? Um, E. (Why?) Because it’s the first letter of my name.

Who are your friends? Um, Taliya, Reagan, Nora, PayPay, Livi, Sophie, Sophia, Maverick and Elena.

plant:  Um, flowers.

Are you going to get married when you’re older? No. (Why?) Because…I don’t wanna talk about it.

If you did get married, how old? Uuuuh….as old as you were when you got married.

Who do you think you will marry? If I did get married? (yeah) Uuuum. Well. I don’t know.

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? Uh, work with oils.

What was the best part of your life so far? Uuum. Turning 6. (Why?) Because I was so excited for it!

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 6? Um. Smell different flowers? Hehe!

What will you be able to do when you turn 7? Pick a different favorite food!

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Uhhhhh (Fent:  Ki-Ki. I mean me!) MOM.

What do you want to teach Ki while you’re 6? Tuh obey.

What do you want to teach Fenty while you’re 6? Tuh obey.

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 6? Tuh grow up faster. (Me:  noooo!) What! You grow when you sleep. So I’m gonna make her sleep so she grows.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Mmmm teenager. Because Aunt Tina can drive and she’s a teenager.

What field trips do you want to go on this year? Uuuuum. I wanna go to….California! To see Uncle Jeffrey.

Anything else you want to add? Uh, no I was getting tired of this anyway.

Elle Belle the 5-year-old!

What’s your favorite…

color? pin and purple, green and blue

sport? Uhh, Ki’s basketball. It’s my favorite sport cuz there’s a restaurant there that has so much candy, an Grampa let me have some candy.

shirt? My one with the star.

restaurant? Cafe. Uh, Mom, can you delete Cafe? Cuz I actually have a new favorite. It’s Hickory Park.

food? I like cheeseballs.

treat? Uhh, that thing we got at The Cafe when I went there with you that had chocolate and white on it…? {An éclaire?} Yeah!

drink? I don’t remember what it’s called. OH! Kids’ wine. {Ki:  Martinelli’s?} Oh yeah! Martinelli’s.

weather? snow

book? uhhhhhm I’ll go get it. A book about how alligators grow. “Crocodiles and Alligators”

toy? It is Little People.

animal? It iiiiis, um, birds.

story from the Bible? Jonah and the whale.

letter? E cuz it’s in my name.

Who are your friends? Elena and Taliya and Sophie and Reagan and Anya (neighbor).

plant (by request):  My favorite plant it flowers.

Are you going to get married when you’re older? shook her head no {Why?} I don’t wanna explain it.

If you did get married, how old? Uh, 13. {Ki’s eyes got huge. “13??”}

“Uh, my favorite dress up thing is a necklace.”

Who do you think you will marry? I’m not marrying anyone when I’m older!

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? I want to, um, like, um, be a store lady. Actually, delete that. I wanna be a doctor. I mean a nurse like Gramma. Nurse nurse nurse. Nurse nurse nurse.

What was the best part of your life so far? Turning on the hose in the rocks cuz I was trying to make flowers for you.

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 5? Yes. Be good at quiet time and be quiet when you tell me to read books.

What will you be able to do when you turn 6? Plant flowers for you.

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Uhh, Mom.

What do you want to teach Ki while you’re 5? I can’t be 5 to teach my big brother. *giggles* I have to be, like, 13.

What do you want to teach Fenty while you’re 5? to be good and nice

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 5? Teach her to nor hurt people.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Um, 20

What field trips do you want to go on this year? Um,California

 

Ki is 8!

What’s your favorite…

color? red, blue and yellow

sport? Ooo! I know. Basketball.

shirt? I dunno, cuz like…wait. My new basketball shirt.

restaurant? Pizza Ranch

food? cherries

treat? Uhh, chocolate.

drink? strawberry milk

weather? Uhhhhmmmmmuuuuuhhh snowin’

book? The Bible!

toy? My wood dagger.

animal? cheetah

story from the Bible? David & Goliath

letter? K

part of school? Math-U-See

Who are your friends? Payton, Zach, Julia, Joelle, Cody, Tanner, Ian, Evan, Eli, Troy, Reid, Paisley, Fenton, Taliya, Ella… I hang out with her all the time. I can’t think of anyone else.

Are you going to get married when you’re older? no

If you did get married, how old? 27

Who do you think you will marry? Um, no one.

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? web design

What was the best part of your life so far? Paisely being born.

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 8? I dunno

What will you be able to do when you turn 9? I dunno

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Mom

What do you want to teach Ella while you’re 8? to ride a bike without training wheels

What do you want to teach Fenton while you’re 8? to chew with his mouth closed!

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 8? tuh talk

How old will you be when you start driving a car? How old do you have to be to start driving a car? That’s my question. [You have to be 14.] 14.

What field trips do you want to go on this year? Hmmm. To Minnesota. [Why?] Because Cody and Tanner live there.

 

Ella’s Quiz – 4 years (5mo)

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I asked Ki these questions when he was 4. Here’s Elle’s turn (a bit late).

What’s your favorite…

color? Every color in the whole world.

sport? I like dancing. Danciiiiiing!

shirt? My favorite shirt is my big Hello Kitty shirt that has a lot of skirts around it. And it’s colorful.

restaurant? Hickory Park

food? tomatoes

treat? Bomb Pop

drink? milk

weather? Winter and Summer.

book? My music book that got broken that has princess music.

toy? My horse cuz it has a pink heart nose.

animal? Hmmm. Zebra.

story from the Bible? lambs

letter? E-L-L-A

part of school? I don’t know about school yet.

Who are your friends? Elena, Taliya, Reagan

Are you going to get married when you’re older? I don’t sink kisses are fun. [asked again] I’m not gonna get married.

How old? [if you did] How much you are. Cuz you got married and you are big. [30]

Who do you think you will marry? [if you did] Viggo if he would be my own size. He is 5… [He’s 4.] Oh. So I’ll do Viggo. Viggo Viggo Viggo Viggo… I’m a pretty cute giiiirl

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? Hmmmm… I’m gonna be a doctor and a princess.

What was the best part of your life so far? My birthday.

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 4? I don’t know.

What will you be able to do when you turn 5? I don’t know what I’ll do when I’m 5 cuz I’m 4. Mommy, I don’t sink turning 5 is bigger. I sink it’s shrinking cuz Roman looks small and he told me he’s 5 and I’m bigger and he’s smaller.

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Mom

What do you want to teach Fenton while you’re 4? To learn good stuff and not be mean.

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 4? Same as Fenton.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Same number as you. [how old do you think?] 21!

What field trips do you want to go on this year? I wanna go to Africa! An see all the animals like giraffes, hippos, alligators, monkeys….

Ok, that was the end of our questions. “Good! I’m tired.”

Paisley is 6 weeks!

Dear little Paisley,

You’re 6 weeks old! You are SUCH an easy baby. This picture sums you up pretty perfectly.

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Ella put a headband on you, it fell in your face, and you’re still smiling. The only time you really cry is when someone lands on you or knees you in the head. You know. Crazy older sibling stuff. You’re going to be a tough girlie! You weigh 9lbs, which is pretty awesome when you started at 5lbs 14oz. You’re getting too tall for your newborn clothes, which is kind of sad because you have some cute outfits!

You love snuggles and kisses. Don’t worry, you get a lot of both. You bat at your toys and try to put your plug back in your mouth. You’re pretty much amazing. You still have pretty blue eyes.

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You seem to sleep better during the day upstairs in the light and noise. You do get woken up frequently though. Someone bumps your seat or thinks snuggling, kissing or holding you is more important than you getting to sleep. You are neediest in the evening. You like your snuggles. At night you usually do two 4-5 hour chunks of sleep. Really. You are awesome.

We can’t wait for your personality to develop. Maybe you’ll be our calm kid. That’s possible for a Wandling…right? Either way, we love you so much!