Etc Girl Talk

All Ella

I know she’s my own child and thus I am 100% biased, but I think Ella is the most amusing child on the planet.

She makes Bart and me laugh every single day. She is just bursting with personality. So, in the spirit of copying emulating Grace (do you read her blog? you should), here are some of the most amusing things she’s said lately.

We’re sitting down for breakfast, but after the prayer, I jump up to flip some more pancakes. Bart starts to take a bite of his food.
Ella: “DAD! Don’t eat without your wife.”

We usually have Family Home Evening on Sunday afternoons, but one Sunday it was getting late so Bart said we’d just have Family Home Evening at the table while we ate dinner.
Ella: Not a PRETEND Family Home Evening! Real Family Home Evening.

She and I are playing Candyland, and I draw the Princess Frostine card. Ella’s face reveals the internal struggle she’s having not to burst into tears.
Ella: Am I being a good fort?

After jumping up and down wildly in her crib
Ella: Was that VERY impressive?

Ani is babbling on my lap.
Ella: What is Ani saying?
Janssen: She’s saying she loves her sister.
Ella: No, she can’t talk. 

At dinner, after an hour of telling me she doesn’t like beets and won’t be eating any, she takes a bite of one.
Ella: Those are super super yummy. Can I have five more?  
(Editor’s note: she actually did eat the five more and then three more after that). 

I’m stirring a vegetable mix on the stove and my pan is a little too small. Zucchini keeps falling out.
Ella: Are you just a zucchini-droppin’ mama?

Ella stubs her toe. I ask her what she needs to make it feel better.
Ella: I need you to snuggle me. I just don’t get enough snuggling.

Ella wakes up in a seriously grumpy mood and complains about absolutely everything. I’m patient for a while, but finally I tell her that she needs to pull herself together or she’ll will have to go back to bed:
Ella: Why are you saying sad words?

Bart: Would you rather go somewhere without Mama or Daddy?
Ella: I’d rather without Ani.

On a walk, we pass a guy standing on his balcony with no shirt on and tattoos all over his arms and shoulders.
Ella: Does he have stamps EVERYWHERE?

My friend, Meghan, who is much much better at documenting events and outings, took all of these photos

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  • Reply Ash April 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Ha! She's hilarious… Thanks for sharing these! I fell my sister all the time to PLEASE write down the funny things my niece says before she forgets them.

  • Reply Douglas H. April 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Wait. Was it Princess Lollipop or Queen Frostine?

  • Reply Grace Marie April 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Hahahahahahaha can she come homeschool Julia??

  • Reply Katie April 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    She is a little cutie!

  • Reply Rachel April 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    She is hilarious, and so, so cute. So fun to get to spend every day with her!

  • Reply Karen Fairchild April 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I am not feeling well today but reading these just gave me a lift! I recently found your blog and enjoy it very much! I love your toddler book selections and some are now by 2 1/2 year old son's new favorites! Keep on doing what you are doing 🙂

  • Reply Señora H-B April 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Oh man, she is such a doll! Seriously, I love reading absolutely everything you write about her. I have a nephew that is precocious like that and it is so endearing.

  • Reply Packrat April 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Are you just a zucchini-droppin' mama? Too hilarious!

  • Reply Elaine April 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing all of these stories. She really makes me laugh out loud.

  • Reply thisgirlscanon April 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Aww…are you a zucchini dropping Mama. Cute. I've been reading daily for sometime now, but never commented–thanks for a great blog!

  • Reply JoLee April 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    So cute. I love reading stuff like this.

  • Reply heidikins April 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    "Are you just a zucchini-droppin' mama?"

    I die. I absolutely die.


  • Reply Erica April 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    She is too darling. I love her berating Bart to wait for you, haha!

  • Reply Amber April 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    She's awesome

  • Reply Sherry April 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    What I love most about these quotes is that I can here her emulating you in them.

    One of these days my kid will speak in comprehensible sentences. And I'm anticipating much laughter.

  • Reply Jones April 16, 2013 at 1:26 am

    She is truly amazing. It does seem to give you some insight into the workings of her mind. I was wishing you had noted what her age is so I could put it all into a better context. I know the 'about' age but don't know her date of birth.

  • Reply Merrick April 16, 2013 at 1:36 am

    These are so, so good. I need to be better about writing down what B says cause he says some seriously hilarious stuff too! I think we will all die of laughter when they are together this summer!

  • Reply ty April 16, 2013 at 3:29 am

    What a funny little girl!!

  • Reply Laura April 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Awwww…what a cutie-pie! 🙂

  • Reply Amber Henry April 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing – so cute and funny!

  • Reply Mama Bub April 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Am I being a good fort! Love that.

  • Reply Lindsay April 17, 2013 at 5:32 am

    She is SO cute — and hilarious! I started following Grace's blog about a month ago and absolutely look forward to it. I think it's totally cool to copy her and start your own "Conversations with Ella." I'd love to read them! 🙂

  • Reply runtspickins April 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I'm stirring a vegetable mix on the stove and my pan is a little too small. Zucchini keeps falling out.
    Ella: Are you just a zucchini-droppin' mama?

    Bart: Would you rather go somewhere without Mama or Daddy?
    Ella: I'd rather without Ani.

    OH MY GOSH I'm literally in tears laughing!!!!!

  • Reply Jessica Pieper April 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I must say, I have to show my husband all of the cute things Ella says and does (the video of her laughing at the loud book!) so he will think about us having another baby. He says, "We can have one more and she will be a girl and she will be cute and sweet like Ella. The End."

  • Reply Mandy April 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    so precious!

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife April 19, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I loved loved loved this post! She is so adorable and has such a sharp little mind!

  • Reply Meghan May 22, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Just catching up on your blog 🙂 I love the "why are you saying sad words". Love this little girl

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