I thought this was going to be a Wordless Wednesday, but Baby Ellie deserves some words. When Jon and Jess stayed with us last spring, they brought along their real, live Baby Ellie (who, at 10 months was bigger than Josh at 18, by the way). Well, Ellie's baby doll got left behind, Josh took a liking to her, and named her...Ellie!
Side note: At least we know where Josh's baby name came from.
Owen also has a baby doll, that he inexplicably (and without a doubt) has named "Kay-lay."
Scott and I have debated the spelling... Kaylay? Kahlay? Caelay?,
but we are both clueless as to where he came up with that name.
Any ideas on that one are welcome.
Josh and Ellie were best buddies for a period. Now, she doesn't get a lot of attention on a day to day basis, but she has become an essential traveling companion. Ellie and the bandana that serves as her swaddling blanket. A bandana that I have swaddled and re-swaddled more times than I ever swaddled either of my real babies! Josh and Ellie share some tender moments, well, as tender as a 2-year-old can be. Many nights before Josh heads up for bed, he grabs Ellie, hold her close, whispers "nigh, nigh, E-ee," and then flings open the game cabinet, tosses her inside, slams the door shut, and sprints out of the room.
A boy and his girl.