Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I can't believe how long it has been since I last wrote a blog! I have, of course, thought about it a million times and then simply run out of time (and energy) to do any writing. I really want to get a short blurb in today. I think it's one of the times/milestones in Ella's life that is so exciting. I don't want to forget it!

All in all, things are going really well. Ella is well into her year in the pre-k classroom. She has really bounced back nicely after her tonsil surgery. It was a long recovery, but we are certainly glad we made the decision now. She is sleeping better and her speech is really coming along.

Ella working hard on her letters!
Her new obsession is spelling. She is hooked on letters. She especially loves the letter "E". Any time she spots an E she is sure to point it out. At breakfast, in the car, in the tub and getting ready for bed we practice spelling her name E-L-E-A-N-O-R. She prefers her formal name and will actually answer to it over Ella. Who knew??  It's pretty fun...and she is getting really good at spelling it. We've even begun branching out to other names too. "A" for Avery and "T" for Tucker are starting to make their way into the name spelling rotation. She is also practicing writing her name. She has letter workbooks that she actually begs to use. She concentrates so hard and spends a long time working on her letters over and over again. It is really fun to watch!