Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Elsie Jane

Elsie has become so grown up lately...
its fun that I can talk to her 
in a whole new level...
but a little sad that she isn't my 
little girl anymore!
It is fun and interesting to see her grow and 
watch her personality develop...
she is a very special girl.
So far Elsie has lost 
2 bottom teeth!
And the top ones are loose now too!
She was very worried about the first tooth falling out...
she let it get so loose on its own that 
it came out while she was eating a pickle!
The next tooth was dangling and it was bedtime...
so rather than have risk her swallowing in her sleep,
I pulled it out for her!
{never thought I could do it}
In the end the tooth fairy made Elsie a few
dollars richer...
with glittery money!
In October Elsie started Kindergarten...
she is a good student and a fast learner.
Math is her favorite...
she can now add, read a clock, count by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's
and count money and make some change.
She is very bored in phonics.
She was reading Bob books well before starting 
school, so she is a little frustrated to be going so slow.
She is now reading 4 and 5 letter words,
knows a whole slew of sight words,
punctuation, sentence formation...
but she is ready to move on to harder blends now!
This winter has not been easy on Elsie...
after breaking her nose at Christmas,
she developed a severe concussion and whip lash 
from hitting her head so hard on the frozen side walk...
so she had 2x a week chiropractor visits,
Dr visits, x-rays, massages...
and she hated it all.
The concussion made her have some migraines...
lack of focus, dizzy spells.
Not fun at all.
We had to go in a darkened room with no noise
so she could just focus on school...
even then she could only handle 15min at a time.
She only wanted to lay on the rocker and zone out.
She even stopped caring about her
clothes, which is very odd!
The Chiropractor told us to prepare for a full year 
for a complete recovery.
It was the hardest thing ever to see her like that.
Thankfully, she is now almost back to her normal self!
If she has lots of activity,
her mind cant calm down,
but we are so,so thankful she is well again!
Now that the worst of the concussion is past,
she can join kick-boxing again!
She loves kick-boxing far more than I ever though she would!
Her dream is to have a punch bag in the house 
so she can do lots of practicing!
Every Thursday is her class...
so she looks forward to Thursdays!
Elsie is still my very crafty girl...
Give this girl a box of coloured pencils and 
a note book,
and you probably wont hear from her for hours!
This winter Elsie has expanded her crafting to
sewing too...
and knitting on the loom and pom-pom making.
This girl never has idle hands!
Elsie has suddenly become so mature and helpful...
She is getting to be so big!
Elsie loves, loves, loves being a big sister...
and she is so amazing at...
she has so much patients with them.
Every morning its Elsie's job to pick out clothes and 
get Angelina dressed...
then she helps James pick out his clothes.
She takes her job very seriously.
I love watching how tender and gentle she is.
I don't know how we got so lucky to have 
such an amazing girl...

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