Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Popcorn Popping, Soulfully.

Children get sick. All kinds of sick. Some serious, some common. Some brief and some sicknesses that last a lifetime.
Sometimes the sick makes your child a million times cuter so that you will pay more attention to them and give them more care.

I wish I could record Ellie singing "Popcorn Popping in an Apricot Tree" with her hoarse, cough burdened voice. Her voice is several octaves lower and smokey. With a grin on her face and a tomato in her hand she runs around naked, having shed her clothes singing as loud as she can, "but it seems to me!" and "an armful to make a treat."
"Popcorn popping on the apricot treeeee!!!"

When she gets hurt or sad the first thing she asks for is a hug, and during a cuddle she sings, "I am a Child of God."

I love her bright intelligence, her happy personality, and her loving motherliness towards her brother. I love her.

She has whole books memorized. She pushes the button on the phone charger and finds the phones to make sure they are in their place. She enjoys sooo much of life everyday that it is impossible not to be effected.

What an amazing little person we have in our home.


  1. Awesome! I can't wait for those stripped down-run around moments while singing Primary songs.

  2. Random place to put this- lol. Is there a way to message other bloggers on here other than leaving comments....hmmm... anyways.. I just posted on my blog about the laundry soap question you asked. Hope that helps. Also, we have not taken any birthing classes as of yet. Our first is Thursday, and then the following 3 Thursdays. Cutting it super close- I know- but our lovely insurance will only pay for a specific one and they are not held as often as they should be. I am super stoked for L&D though!

  3. I totally cut it close with my daughter. But over the years I have read TONS of books and really refined what works for us and what doesn't. The most remarkable thing that I have seen was when my doula showed us a video of what the baby actually does during birth. They are moving themselves and twisting themselves during the birth, and working as hard as you are. Which is a big part of being careful what drugs you use during birth.

    Good luck with your classes! Insurance is a tricky thing. We live in Canada and I can tell you socialized medicine isn't all that it is cracked up to be. Ohhh so many stories.

    Also, fun blog. :D