Thursday, July 14, 2005

Just Playing Around

It's so interesting and fun to watch Ellie grow each day in her abilities. I've heard parents talk about this, but you really need to see it one day at a time with the little girl you love so much to appreciate it. Ellie has just started playing with her toys over the past few days. She lays on her purple elephant (thanks Ruth!) and has her animals hovering over her. She still only has limited control over her limbs, but she seems amazed at her ability to bat and kick her stuffed animals and watch them move. Of course, sometimes she still bats herself in the head -- we think that's unintentional. :-) Click on the picture above to see the exciting video!

You can even see her little outbursts of frustration (or is it joy?). One of our development books tells us that the (small) increase in crying that we see with Ellie is partially due to the growing mismatch between her mental growth and her inability to interact with the world the way she wants. It certainly seems like there are times she is "talking" rather than crying in some of her sounds.

But even when she's busy playing, she's never too occupied to smile for her daddy. Watch the (short) video.

The picture to the right is for Aunt Doyla so she can see Ellie in the adorable jellies she got for her. (She likes 'em, Doyla! Thanks!) She's all gussied up in her Sunday dress for church last week. As you can imagine, it's hard for services to get going as the whole congregation gathers around to admire Ellie. She usually does really well in church, paying attention to the sermon and everything!

Of course, like all of us, sometimes she nods off...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby.

2:37 AM  

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