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.