This summer in particular, Ellie has really dived in to reading. Most mornings, I can expect to find her on the hallway floor, in front of her bookcase reading to herself, or if it’s a really good day, reading to Ellie.Continue reading “This Hawaiian princess can’t get enough of reading”
We have a little bookworm on our hands
With our move to Portland coming up very quickly, we’ve had little time to update the site of late. So, rather than neglect to provide an update, I figured I’d do a quick compilation of the best pictures of Ellie that we have from the past month.
The Goodnight Train [VIDEO]
Ellie’s ability to memorise books is ridiculously good. And as each month passes, she gets better at pronouncing her words.
The Goodnight Train gets set to roll
It’s being shined and filled with coal
Wash the cars off with a hose
Scrub the engine’s dirty nose
Srcub-a-dub, scrub-a-dub, toot toot!
All aboard, the sun is down
The Goodnight Train is leaving town
Find your sleepers, grab your teddy
Climb right up, your bed is ready!
The best big sister ever [VIDEO]
When Jack came along, Oma got Ellie a special book which we’ve all grown quite fond of. It’s called I am a Big Sister! by Caroline Jayne Church and it talks about how Ellie is now a big sister, is such a big help around the house and how we’re one big family now. I love the illustrations, but even more than that, I love that Ellie reads the book by herself and is adorable while doing so! Continue reading “The best big sister ever [VIDEO]”
Best sister award
And the award for best sister ever goes to Ellie Grace.
Jack was fussy, so Mama was wondering how she was going to deal with a waking Ellie and a fussy Jack. Cue Ellie’s amazing role as a big sister. Mama laid Jack in Ellie’s crib/cot and Ellie proceeded to tend to Jack and read to him which completely calmed him down. Continue reading “Best sister award”
Reading by herself
We left Ellie to roam this morning while we got a few things done, only to find that she’d crawled into the glider in her room with a book.
Snuggles with Daddy
There are moments when Ellie gets quite snuggly and we have to jump on them, because they’re few and far between.
Today was full of lovely snuggles with Ellie, including this cosy moment while reading a book.
Why yes, Ellie. Mrs. Butcher did kill her family and is now selling their meat as pork chops, bacon, sausage, hot dogs and ham…
Independent reading [VIDEO]
Ellie has always loved to read, but the other day, it fell silent in the house for a while as Ellie did something that she hadn’t done before. She managed to open up her Biggest Word Book Ever and start reading it, pointing to it, talking to it and waving at the characters. Adorable! Continue reading “Independent reading [VIDEO]”
Choosing to read
We’ve been very intentional about placing lots of books around Ellie and she has now started choosing books from among her toys to start reading, which makes us very happy of course. She flicks her way through the pages and touches all the pages and looks with interest at everything on the page.