Well, the kiddies have been sick this week. Poor little cuties. Ella has had some kind of cough/cold thingy. She's felt so yucky that when Aunt Annie called earlier this week she didn't talk all that much. Now that's pretty bad. I'm sure she'll talk Aunt Annie's ear off when we go to visit her in a couple weeks. She's very excited about spending the night at Aunt Annie apartment. She even picked out a recipe for cookies that she wants Aunt Annie to help her make (I think she's mostly excited because the cookies are in the shape of a bear and they have m and m eyes and hershey kisses for noses).
Luke has had a different kind of sickness. It's the "I have teeth coming in and it really hurts" blues. Poor little guy. He keeps trying to chew on everything and everyone in sight. He even tried to gnaw on my friend's niece at the library. There's even a little bite mark on my leg from his overzealous need to chew. It's not easy cutting teeth.
Ella is feeling a little better today, though. Granny Lindy and Grandpa Steve are taking her to their bank where they are having a little carnival type thing today. I understand that there will be hotdogs (a long time favorite of Ella's), games (always a good time), and pony rides. That's right, folks. REAL ponies. We've long been able to bribe Ella when we go to Meijer's with a pony ride at the end if she's a good girl. I'm afraid once she rides a real pony, the novelty of the penny pony at Meijer's will be gone. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm kind of hoping the bank gives out free money. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?