Now, I know that Ella has an extraordinary-scary high pain tolerance but seriously? I have looked in the back of her throat and it makes my throat hurt, it's bright red with white crusty nastiness on it (where they burned the tonsils off.) While I am of course very happy that Ella is not in pain, this is kind of scary. Ella's danger perception is horrible and it makes sense, if hardly anything hurts why would you be deterred? Her current favorite monkey antics involve her stepping on the bottom drawer of the oven, using the handle on the oven door and pulling herself up. Of course I tell her "NO, danger. It's hot, it will burn you." (as a quick note, she does this when the oven is off, when it is on I have to baby gate her either downstairs in the family room or up in her room.) But if things don't hurt then how will she get it??? Does she feel hot? Of course I don't care to test that but what the heck am I supposed to do?
OK, nuff of that. Ella is really into copying everything that everyone does. For example, after dinner the kids feel the need to have races from the living room into the kitchen. Hunter is always changing it up, he will run, then crawl, then walk backwards etc, and there is little Miss Ella doing exactly what Hunter is doing. If someone is changing clothes Ella will find something and start getting dressed herself, if you take a drink she takes a drink. But the funniest thing happened last night. I had a sudden urge to clean the bath tubs and toilets (I don't think it has ever happened before : ) so of course Miss Ella was in their bathroom with me. Ella had been standing on her stool making faces at herself in the mirror, so I got done cleaning the toilet and had moved on to the bath. Apparently I left both the seats of the toilet up, well I feel Ella standing right behind me so I turn around and there she stands with her shirt pulled up, pushing her hips into the side of the toilet. I pulled her back, pushed her shirt down and said don't touch it's icky. She again pulls up her shirt and pushes her hips to the toilet. It dawned on me what she was doing, she was trying to pee standing up, just like Hunter. I was trying so hard not to crack up, I scooted her back and put the seat down and she started hollering at me. My lovely son almost never shuts the door to the bathroom and also I still bathe the kids together and Hunter always has to pee before he gets in the bath, so obviously she has watched him a time or two. The girl cracks me up!! In more potty news, Ella continues to poop on the potty, most of the time she tells me "poop" and waves her arms in the air, doing the poo poo in the potty dance, other times I smell her tooting and ask her if she needs to go and she will go upstairs into the bathroom and start taking off her pants. A couple of times she has told me she needs to poop and I will sit her on the potty and she will pee and then sign "all done." She is a smarty pants!!!
Here are a few pics, these first 2 from this morning, nevermind the horrible hair, she was wearing a hat when we took Hunter to school because it was SNOWING! Anyhow, she is sitting with my homemade Cabbage Patch Doll that my grandmom made me when I was a kid. The doll is almost as big as her and has tons of hair and Ella finds her quite funny.