Saturday, May 20, 2006

And She's Off!

Just try and guess who took her first steps today!

After celebrating her first birthday a few days ago, she's been growing more confident in pushing her trolley around (click here to see the video!) and standing on her own. Now she's done it! Two steps...from standing still on her own...multiple times...falling into daddy's and mummy's arms!

We had been debating for awhile what the definitive definition of "walking" should be, but I guess it's like many things: you know it when you see it. (And yes, we know we're a bit weird for discussing such things).

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Whose Birthday?

One of the great things about having Crystal's and Ellie's birthdays just one day apart is that you can combine presents. Who do you think asked for the sand box?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Career Options

We are finally really experiencing spring around here. And it is glorious. We've turned off the heat, thrown open the windows and enjoyed a half dozen meals out on our new patio during the last week. But today really topped it all. Even at 7:30 this morning it was obvious that it going to be a warm and wonderful day. So over morning coffee we began to envision what kind of outdoor fun might be in store for Ellie.

A couple of hours later as I prepared a little make-shift wading pool for her (meticulously scrubbing clean a cement mixing tray) she found her own way to enjoy the warm morning (click on the above picture to see the video). You can see for yourself what sort of adventure she discovered. So much for creating a sterile play environment. On the bright side, Ellie had so much fun that she's considering a future in mud wrestling. We're trying to talk her into settling for it as just a hobby on the side.