|Our sweet, fun Elyse!|
Elyse has an imagination like no other. In addition to her real life friends, she also has a slew of imaginary friends. They have very interesting names like Mena and Kalenda. Her favorite imaginary friend is "grandpa". Grandpa often disagrees with mommy and daddy's rules for Elyse. A common excuse we hear around here is, "Well, my grandpa said I don't have to (go to bed, take a bath, come inside, etc.)!" She also has friends already set up in Mexico. Speaking of Mexico, Elyse is ready to go! Almost daily she asks when we are moving to Mexico. We are so thankful that she enjoyed her time there last fall and desires to go back.
|Our pretty ballerina|
Even though Elyse pretends to be shy at times, she is our fearless child who throws caution to the wind! When we experienced our first tornado evacuation at the beginning of April, Elyse wasn’t scared at all. She told Kieran, “Don’t worry, this will be fun!” Even though her fearlessness has led to some bumps, bruises, and two trips to the doctor, we trust that God is preparing her for a life full of adventures. Our prayer for Elyse is that she will continue to grow and learn and that we will have wisdom in parenting her strong-will!
|That's our girl!|