Ella’s had a slight fever since yesterday morning. She doesn’t have any other noticeable symptoms or an illness, but this morning she said, “My ears are going ‘ding dong’.”

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Trish bought Ella an Easter basket and was hoping to surprise Ella with it as a gift. Ella found it.

Ella: What’s this, Mama?

Trish: That’s an Easter happy.

Ella: How ’bout a now happy?

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Ella to Trish’s doctor at the end of an office visit:  “Goodbye, lady.”

Sometimes she acts like Carol Burnett, sometimes like Jerry Lewis.

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You know how much Ella likes snowmen.

Remember, she tried throwing the big stuffed snowdude over our second-story landing?

Yesterday she identified a different kind of snowman.  A brown one. After surveying her deposit in the toilet bowl. She looks down and says, “Snowman.”

Trish said, “After she got up I looked in, and there was a round one kind of pinched on one end, so, you know, it looked like a snowman.”

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Several months ago, during our pre-bedtime routine, I made up a little impromptu song for Ella to pass the time. We only sung it once. I’d forgotten about it. Last week, I heard her sing it. You can make up your own tune, but it’s supposed to sound like a chant in alternating low and high voices, followed by a gospel-like flourish.

“Ella poops Ella poops Ella poops Ella poops ella poops ella poops Ella Poops Ella Poops Elllllla Poops every mornin,’ and it stinnnnnnnks.”

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