Ellen means a bright shining light and Joy means joy in the Lord. We are just under two months away from her due date and look forward to welcoming her into our family.
I also want to update you on my older two while I am actually sitting down and writing a post, because that rarely happens these days ;) First, Emerson. This boy has been mostly a delight lately. I feel like when he turned 4, he really started mellowing out and not being so wild constantly (though he's learned to be quite the whiner these days too)! He spends a lot of his time playing outside with our neighborhood kids going on adventures, creating "campsites", exploring, and just getting dirty and sweaty in general. These boys are pretty creative and have a lot of fun together. He is also playing soccer again this fall and is quite the "beast" as one mother called him, haha! He tends to be a high scorer and I think enjoys himself. I'm proud of the boy he's becoming.
Lyla girl is very much a girly girl lately, dressing up as either a princess, ballerina, or Minnie Mouse most days. When I pick out her outfit in the morning, she must confirm that it twirls before I put it on her. But she also knows how to get dirty and sweaty with big brother as well. As I shared recently, I love a little tomboy with my princess ;)
The girl is STILL obsessed with books and particularly likes them in a stack. She picks out books, stacks them up and then asks you to read them to her. If I'm not at a place to stop what I'm doing and read, she will read them to herself. It's quite a different experience having a girl toddler than a boy. I secretly love it.
Hopefully I can post again before Ellen Joy comes with one last life update, because I think there might be more "news" to share by that point! Until then, goodbye!