Wednesday, November 11, 2015

When Elle is not Elle

Isn't it funny how you have things in your head about the way things should be, or how you expect them to be anyway?

When we named our first daughter we planned on calling her Ali, and we sometimes do, although when we do it's typically Ali-pants. Don't ask, I'm not sure I could explain, but mostly we call her by her full name and she frequently corrects anyone who shortens it.

When we named our second daughter, we had the expectation of calling her Elle, but as she grew, that never really fit. We call her by her full name too. Now that she's been in school for a while and talking forever(!) she has managed to develop her own nickname. Whether or not it sticks through into grade school I guess we'll see, but right now all her friends at school call her Lizzy, and some how that seems to suit her so much better.

Elle is a calm, sweet, sophisticated name, in my head. Not that my baby isn't sweet, but, not by a long shot. She is a pistol. Fully loaded. Smart, sassy and full of personality. I guess to me that seems to fit a Lizzy better.

So, my dreams of an Ali and Elle sister partnership is likely not going to happen, but whatever does happen these two red headed little crazies of mine will do it thoroughly, because they are their father's daughters. :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rough Morning

Today was one of those days that I just have no idea where the time went.

I got up early and did a work out, thought my day was starting right and managed to be 20 minutes late.

The worst is having to run back into the house to get what it was I forgot.


The first was Elle's antibiotics which thankfully only has two doses left.

The second, we were already driving away and I had to turn around and go back to the house for my coffee.

We're finally on the road to school and I say "Ali I don't think I"m going to have a very good day today!"

She responds "Yes you will, mama, it's ok."

The best reassurances come from big hearts in little bodies.