Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Shy Little Girl

Ella Grace is VERY shy. She will even tell strangers she is shy when they try to talk to her and she isn't interested. With children, she wants to play so bad but sometimes is too shy to ask others to play. She wants ME to ask them. I'm trying to help her come out of it a little. She did so good today!

We have the sweetest little girls that live next door. They have been over to swim a couple of times, we shot fireworks together and have played in our yards together. We haven't seen them in a while, but tonight we were playing out in the backyard and so were our neighbors. I told EG to invite them over to play. She told me to. Ha! I told her if she wanted to play, she had to invite them. For a while, she was fine talking to Alexandra through the fence, passing leaves and sticks back and forth and even trading silly bands.

Finally, she got up the courage. The girls came over and they jumped on the trampoline, played on the swing set and played hopscotch. EG had such a good time and almost cried when they had to go home.

Such sweet times. Such a sweet girl.

I can't believe she is going to be FOUR in 21 days!!!

Oh, and right before she drifted off to sleep tonight, with eyes closed she said, "You're my best friend." My heart is full!


The Garners said...

So sweet of her peeking through the fence!!

Tara G. said...

So sweet! My kids have always been cautious and as they've matured, the more they initiate. Sometimes I think it's harder for a parent (especially an outgoing one like me!) when they won't talk or greet someone and it's a delicate balance for my us personally to teach them about rudeness and just accept them as they are at the moment.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Ahhh love that age! My daughter is in the bossy, snotty, rude age!

Melissa Kennedy said...

Such a precious girl!