ella has started making up games and giving them names:
whowacky (HOO-wack-ee): ella, rudi, and i sit on the floor with our legs apart and feet touching, making a circle. we each have a ball, none of them match. when ella says "whowacky" we all start saying whowacky and start passing the balls around randomly, basically trying to keep from having any ball in our posession. the winner is whoever is playing.
maplie (MAY-pull-eye): this is a sandbox game. i am the maplie boy, she is the maplie girl. i smooth out the sand, then she stands on the smooth sand and starts wiggling until she falls down ("i maplied"). the script is:
ella: hi maplie boy, i'm the maplie girl.
me: hi maplie girl, would you like to maplie?
ella: sure, i'm ready for go!
the winner is always supposedly ella but it is really always me, because i get to watch her laugh with joy.
she has other games but i haven't been able to learn them all yet because she plays them with her new friends grophie, glass, boobah, tootie, and moodle. i'm told they are green, yellow, pink, blue, and red, and they have great eating habits.