So yeah. Ellie's never ending quest for a dog has been going on for FORever now. She wants one so badly. She has a four step plan that we hear about daily.
Step 1: Wait until Kole gets older (since mom won't even THINK about getting a dog until Kole is older)
Step 2: Take Addison to the doctor and find some medicine he can give her so she won't be allergic to dogs (yes - Addison's allergies are another obstacle Ellie is desperately trying to surpass)
Step 3: Make a home for my dog (she has crafted a cardboard home for her stuffed animal dogs -complete with drawings and stickers - and now plans to set aside some time in her busy schedule to construct a home for her new real dog)
Step 4: Get my dog
It's quite a well thought out plan. In fact, her pro-dog arguments have been so compelling lately that she even has her dad convinced that yes -- we do in fact need a dog.
Mom, on the other hand, is NOT buying it. I know all to well who will end up taking care of said dog and quite frankly feel like I am already stretched pretty thin taking care of others' needs around here as it is! I told Ellie to present her four step plan to me again in three years and we'll see how I feel about it then...
Sharing a few pics from Addison's graduation.
Here she is getting ready to "cross the bridge" when they called her name.
And across she goes, with a confident walk and her little tongue out of the side of her mouth in true Addie fashion.
I'm so proud of my sweet girl. I was also so proud of myself for making it through the whole graduation ceremony without tearing up.
I waited until the car ride home to cry, just like I did two years ago after Ellie's pre-school graduation.
My girls are growing up.
They both got their favorite flavor.
You'll never guess--
This week Addison started her pre-Kindergarten camp and she has loved it so far. On the first day of camp she went through several outfits before deciding on "the one". I saw what she was wearing and said "you decided on that outfit huh - well you look cute." She said "Mom! This is Kindergarten camp. I don't want to look cute. I want to look REALLY cute." And then headed back into her room to change her shirt.
Good times ahead.