Being happy doesnt mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If Ellie could talk...

Sometimes I wonder if Ellie could talk, what would she say...

Like when we play 'peek-a-boo' with her, and she LOVES it... Would she say "More, More"

When Luke throws her in the air (very high) would she say "Again Again"

When I pick her up from Bayside and she has a big grin on her face, would she tell me how much fun she has had today with her friends & that they had birthday cake.

When we go in her room in the morning and she giggles when she see's Luke or I, would she say, "Good Morning"

When we try and help Ellie, with anything, she resists, as she likes to do things herself and her own way.. would she say "I can do it Mummy or Daddy"

When she snuggles in at night, after a busy day... would she say "I Love You"

No, Ellie doesnt say these things
But yes oh yes, I believe she thinks them... You see it in her eyes and face...!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Milestones (Not the standard kind)

When Ellie was first born, I was always looking at those developmental milestones charts, 'Willing' Ellie to learn new skills, new skills that she should be able to do for her age.

This was not good for my sanity... It took up until Ellie was 2yo for me to be 'sort of ok' with the fact that Ellie wasnt going to go by the books, according to those bloody developmental charts. Ellie was going to do her thing, when she was ready... and I am now ok with that.

Today we reached a new milestone... No its not one of the standard ones, its not crawling or walking.... But I still got as excited.

Today I took Ellie to the supermarket & on previous visits, Ellie has always had to go in the baby capsule in the trolley, as she was not able to sit unaided (and as Ellie is very long she had definately outgrown the capsule)... Today I thought... 'Why not'... Why dont I try Ellie sitting in the front of the trolley?

Ellie loved it...!!
I loved it...!!

I think everyone in the supermarket thought I was crazy, cause I just kept taking photos of Ellie sitting in the trolley, like it was some mirracle... I was so impressed and proud.

Ellie spent the whole time looking down at her feet and the ground and making lots of noise..

New milestone reached. Check...