Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What She Had to Say on Her Fifth Birthday

Kids change so fast. I am always trying to capture them the way that they are right now. So I photograph them. And I videotape them. I save their artwork. And I have decided that I am going to start "interviewing" them on their birthdays to find out what is going on in those little heads (I want to fess up and say that I stole this idea from Farrah's blog).

My plan is to ask them the same questions each year so we can look back and see how the answers changed (and laugh at all of the funny things they said).

Here is a little snapshot of what Ms. Eleanor is thinking right now.

Cereal- Mighty Bites
Vegetable- broccoli
Drink- water and juice
Toy- Belle doll and my knuffle bunny
TV Show- Dragon Tales and Caillou
Game- Old Maid
Book- Kit Kittredge
Dinner – noodles
Lunch – grilled cheese
Breakfast - cereal
Holiday- summer, Easter and spring
Animal – cat and dog
Doll – Kit Kittredge
Color – red, purple and pink
Toy at school – art area
Sport – baseball

What do you want for your birthday? A rocking chair that rocks so I can rock babies to sleep, more baby clothes.

If you could change your name, what would you choose? Ella

What do you love about each person in our family?
Daddy – building a snowman with us
Mommy – because you always take us fun places
Brendan – because he is so silly with me all of the time
Colin – he is always so smiley and happy

Where would you like to go on vacation this year? Pittsburgh

What are some of your wishes for this year? I will get bigger every day.

What makes you happy? That everybody in my family teaches me new things

What makes you sad? When people push me (Me: "Who pushes you?" Her: "Nobody. I am just saying that.").

How old is Mom? 41

How tall is Mom? 28

What is Mom's favorite thing to do? Play with us.

What does Dad do for a job? Works with lots and lots of phone calls and documents

What is Mom's favorite food? trout

Dad’s favorite food? trout

What does our family like to do together? Play a lot together.

What going to be when you grow up? A mommy and I am also going to be a doctor and ballet teacher and I am going to dance in Swan Lake.

Who are you going to marry? My cousin Finn.

Check back next week to find out what is on Brendan's three year-old mind.


Megan Murray said...

this is so cute. go kitt kittredge!

Serena said...

She is absolutely gorgeous and I've been meaning to tell you this but she said "hi" to Nik one day in the hallway at school and he just about melted--and turned bright red.

Happy Birthday Ellie from another April birthday! (aka Nik in 102's mom)

Molly said...

Too funny! I love that she said your favorite food was trout! That is such a great idea.

Meghan Murray said...

I love it. Can't wait to do this with Finn this summer. You don't look 41 at all....

Cassie said...

41 and 28! hilarious.

Bethany said...

She is adorable. I love that she used the word "documents." Such a great idea!

Jenn said...

I love it! What a great way to record a birthday. I'm going to have to steal this from you, I'm afraid.

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!