In Family on May 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm
A few months ago, Elly had informed me that she wanted a pet horse. As stubborn as my “little mule” is, she was not dissuaded by my excuses of why we couldn’t have a pet horse. Thus, it came as no surprise that the first animal Elly wanted to ride at the Philadelphia Zoo was a pony.
It didn’t matter that she couldn’t reach the stirrups. It didn’t matter that the staff woman held the reins for her. It didn’t even matter that she only got to walk slowly around in a big circle.
She was thrilled.
I held my breath after thinking she would ask again for a horse of her own. Thankfully, the zoo was filled with so many other animals to look at and places to run around that I was saved.
Of course, she did ask to ride the ponies again. As I’m sure she will ask every time we visit the zoo now.
In Family on May 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there, including my dear MIL!
Elly surprised me with a handmade foam ‘Mom’, a beetle pin and a Flinstone card. The best present though was when she ran to me in the morning and wished me a Happy Mother’s Day followed by a big hug. Melted my heart, it did.
Pictures this week are from the May Fair we attended last weekend at our local Pottsgrove Manor.
Elly’s favorite activities included petting the animals, particularly Tuppence the sheep,
Elly’s favorite thing about Tuppence was how she would say “Baah”. It never failed to send Elly into a fit of giggles.
watching an acrobatic show by the lovely Signora Bella,
and pumping water from their well.
OK. So playing in the water that poured out of the spigot was also a huge hit.
In Family on May 11, 2013 at 7:54 am
The Pottstown Library has a reading program during the summer. The goal is to read at least 20 minutes a day for a total of 20 days. As a reward, Elly gets a free slice of pizza this afternoon.
Meeting that requirement was super easy. Elly is a voracious reader. Which is to say that I am a voracious reader and Elly is an avid listener, since Elly is only 3 and can’t read. Although she is starting to recognize some words.
This is a typical stack of books that we read on a daily basis.
Her favorites are anything by Dr. Seuss, almost anything by the Berenstains (though I donated the one about the moon because I hated it) and Fancy Nancy.
Gone are the days I can change the story up so I don’t end up reading the same text over and over and over again. Even a slip of the tongue draws a correction from Elly now.