Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Sisters sharing some love. They are doing so well together these days. What a blessing!

I do have to share one quick story about Ellie which is perfect for a Valentine's Day post. I have been teaching Ellie to say "I love you", and she has been repeating that phrase back to me for weeks or even months now. However, on Wednesday, as I was carrying her to brush her teeth, Ellie laid her head on my shoulder then lifted her head and said "I love you". She said it all on her own without any prompting at all. Oh, she melted my heart! What a wonderful early Valentine's gift!

Our 2nd annual Valentine's at Chuck E. Cheese. Rather than buying something for each child, we go to Chucky E. Cheese's where there is something fun for all of our children. This year was another wonderful night of family fun. At first, Ellie was a little scared. She never would ride on any of the toys, but she did have great fun with the toy phone and did manage to sit by Barney long enough for a picture. Lilly and Ethan went right up to Chucky as Ellie hid behind David's legs. I tried to get a picture of that, but as I got close to her, she ran over to hide by me. It was so cute! Eventually she said "hello" when she was secure in my arms.

Ellie's first Valentine's Party. This was with our homeschool group. All the children made crafts and then ate lots of goodies. Ellie had a great time as did all of her siblings.


Rebecca Sibley said...

What a joy to see the pictures and read the story of what is going on with the children now! We love you,

Sharon said...

So, so sweet! Ellie has come such a long way! I hope we'll be able to attend the Valentine party next year!

Hope you are all doing well! Let's get together soon!

Cousin Sheri said...

Such brave parents to take 6 children to Chuckie "Crazy" Cheese's!
I know you just cried over Ellie Jean saying I love you!