Want to know something funny that I’ve observed since Ella’s been going to school every morning?? My drive to school in the morning with BOTH kids is filled with conversation (“Katie, will I ever take a school bus to school?”, “Katie, how old do I have to be to get married”, “TeeTee, wu doh FASSSSTER! Wu beat dat tar!!!”), and singing (recently Christmas songs are a favorite. Ella told me that she’s a really good singer and she’s going to be a star), and silly noises (sometimes I swear Ella and Max silently agree to have “who can make the most annoying/loudest sound” contests) and overall lots of noise.
Then. I drop Ella off. And literally the entire car ride home is in silence (unless I’m asking him questions. or if we see a train). So cleeeeaaarly Ella is the conversation instigator. And while I do miss her when she’s gone… it’s really so pleasant to not have 400 questions to answer.
That said. While Max definitely doesn’t feel the need to talk all the time (apparently this is a guy thing from even the youngest age), when he DOES talk it’s usually hilarious and he can be SUPER loud. He’s a strange mix of quiet/reserved and loud/talkative. You just have to get him interested. :)
Meanwhile Ella is discuss literally ANYTHING that comes to her mind. Recently it’s been really lovely things like “Katie you’re really old. And you’re not even married yet.” But she did redeem herself by telling me I was really good at coloring and should probably be in the coloring olympics. And she’s absolutely right. I can color inside the lines like Michael Phelps can swim laps.
Anyway! Here’s some fun from the last few weeks!
Ella writing the names of ALLLLLLL her favorite people
Birthday boy!! Complete with cake face and mater and lightning mcqueen cake toppers!
In case you’re wondering what it looks like to go potty in a public bathroom with a 3 year old….
Ella and Max stopped by on Thanksgiving (Jaq and I were hosting!) to watch a little bit of the Packer game!
Packer game/Thanksgiving selfie with El!
This kid is SO snuggly after his naps!
Hanukkah babies waiting for presents!
I tried to get these fools to take a nice picture together in their pjs. Instead I got some weird John Lennon and Yoko Ono imitation pose and silly faces.
This kid has been getting increasingly more annoyed with the sun in his eyes so I finally let him borrow my sunglasses the other day and he was SO happy! (ps: I was stopped at a light taking this. don’t worry!)
This. hahahahaha it’s just so great.
Happy Friday!! -Katie