Coordinating dresses from Lollee!
Certainly my favorite part about three and a half year old Ellee is her love for her baby doll. She takes such gentle care of her little dolly, who has been named a whole string of names. I'm not clear on her current name. Oh well, I just call her Dolly anyway. Ellee dresses her every morning and changes her cloth diaper. Sometimes she breastfeeds her and other times she bottle feeds her. I like her no-nonsense, relaxed style. Baby is hungry - just get the job done. Wherever Ellee goes, Dolly goes along with her. Occasionally Ellee will forget to take her along and come back to get her before continuing to play at the neighbors'. She tucks Dolly in for her naps; she teaches her school while I teach Kyle; she has even been known to set her a place at the table. Before bed every night, Ellee changes her doll into the one outfit she's dubbed the pajamas. While Daddy or I fix her silky blonde locks, she carefully dresses Dolly for bed and then slips her into the tiny sleep sack my mom made for her. More doll clothes are on order from Lollee for Christmas. Ellee is going to be so excited!
The very night I found out Ellee was a girl, I began dreaming of what kind of little friend I would have in her. She's far exceeded my dreams. I look forward to growing with her and being a friend to her like my mom has been to me. Sure, sometimes I have to assert my mom status and keep her in line. But a lot of the time, we just get to get along and have fun together. For that I am so thankful. It's obvious that she is beautiful on the outside. I am blessed to be able to witness her inner beauty as well. My prayers for her cover a wide range of things, but mostly I pray that she grows up to be a strong woman who loves the Lord. I adore this girl!
I hope she never loses her spunk!