when asked why she kept waking up last night, ella replied, "there were crocodiles in my bedroom."
last week, while descending the stairs, ella said, "listen to me, mommy. you need to stop whining." and then followed that with, "you don't need to go to the gym."
while getting ella out of her carseat, i asked, "can i have you?" and ella said, "yes, you may." :-)