Over the holidays we took the girls' bowling. Well Megan has never been bowling before. And the only reference to bowling we ever use is when it's thundering and lightening outside. When it thunders we say that Nannie must be bowling in Heaven. So Megan will run around the house as soon as she hears thunder yelling, "Nannie bowling! Nannie bowling!" So we told the girls' we were going bowling one day and Megan looks at me with this confused look on her face and says, "How are we going to get up there?" Poor thing was thinking we were going to Heaven to go bowling with Nannie. :)
Every Friday in school, Ella has what is called bubble gum races. They have their sight words for the week that they have been practicing that they get tested on in game format at school. They compete with the other kids in their class. And every week there is either a bubble gum queen or king. Every Friday I ask Ella if she's going to win the bubble gun race that week. Her response every time is "Mommy, I'm going to try my best." We've had a lot of conversations about just trying our best and Mommy and Daddy will be so happy.
So this past Friday she came home with her certificate naming her the Bubble Gum Queen! I hadn't made it home yet from work so she called me. And in the most excited little voice she yells, "Mommy! I'm the Bubble Gum Queen this week. I tried my best and it worked!!" Melt my heart. So proud of that little girl!