Time for my favorite blog posts of the year -- the birthday interviews! As always, Ellie had lots of interesting things to say. As always, I think she is the most fabulous little girl a mom could ask for. Happy 7th Birthday to you, Ellie!
Cereal: Three Sister's Graham Cereal
Toy: American Girl Dolls
TV Show: Wild Kratts
Book: "The Puppy Place Series. My favorite so far is Buddy. It's like the best one ever."
Dinner: "I have three: Mommy's homemade mac and cheese; Dad's steak with Bernaise sauce and the skirt steak with that butter sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans."
Lunch: Mac and cheese
Holiday: "Is your birthday a holiday? No. Actually Christmas."
Animal: Puppy Dog!
Doll: "I need to pick three. Kit, Ruthie and Bitty Baby -- I call her Lulu. I have two babies named Lulu. I am reading a book with a character named Lulu in it . She likes horses."
Color: blue and green
Thing to do at school: "Recess and there is some subjects that I like as well. Art, dance, technology, library, and I think that's it. Oh, and music."
Sport: ice skating
What do you want for your birthday? "American Girl Dolls stuff, Pet Shop Stuff, Critters for my doll house and maybe some new clothe."s
If you could change your name, what would you choose? "Ava. Because then I would be one of the first people in line."
What do you love about each person in our family?
- I love Dad because he takes us on trips.
- I love my Mom because she signs us up for good things that we like.
- Brendan: He is funny!
- Colin – That he is also funny.
What are some of your wishes for this year? "Well, I hope that Alex and me have lots of playdates and we start that Puppy Place town we are going to do. I started the idea and Alex added things into it. He decided to buy this area of property and I thought it would be good to buy this whole street. Then I decided that this should be near Disneyland so that people would be like, 'This is a great area. It is so close to Disneyland.' So I decided that is where the area should be. This might happen when we are a little bit older or maybe an adult will help us. I think we are going to call it Puppy Place Street, but I don't know yet."
What makes you happy? "My family, My friends, my teachers."
What makes you sad? "When someone is mean to me or I do something wrong."
How old is your Mom? 34
How tall is your Mom? "Pretty tall, but not as tall as Dad."
What is her favorite thing to do? "Play with our family."
What does Dad do for a job? "He works at the Sear's Tower."
What is your mom's favorite food? "I don't know."
What is Dad’s favorite food? Fish.
What does our family like to do together? "Play outside and have fun together."
What going to be when you grow up? "A mommy. I am also going to be a teacher, ballet teacher, and I think that's it."
Who are you going to marry? "Joey. I don't know."
Anything else you want to talk about? "Well, that I hope that Lily* is able to come to my birthday party and celebrate it with me and that everyone has a good time and that I have a good birthday."
* Those of you who know Ellie probably know that this is the name of her imaginary friend who lives in California. But she also has a real friend named Lily and that is who she is talking about here.
If you are interested in what she had to say in years past, you can find it here.