This has been a month of highs and lows.
Matt’s uncle, a much-loved figure in our lives, died. Uncle Bill made us the Coonley playhouse-inspired stained glass window that hangs in our dining room. Bill loved coming to the farm, and I love the big hugs that he gave me every time I saw him.
We’ve had two birthdays so far this month, and the biggest one (for us) comes tomorrow when Ellie turns 3.
Our girl is so proud of how she’s growing (“I’m going to reach the books on the top of the shelf!”) and learning (“I’m going to write!”).
Ellie is a sensitive, thoughtful, enthusiastic little girl. Though we have our terrible-twos/threenager moments, most of our days are filled with fun, and I’m looking forward to some fun (albeit small) celebrations this week.
Here is an Ellie-inspired round-up for this month:
Cinderella just wants to
go to the play ball
A cute monster movie… that of course made me think of Ellie and Matt
Your real life is with your family
An epic playground in an epic park