Monday, July 18, 2011


I could go many different routes with this picture.  I guess the saying is true, "A picture is worth a thousand words".  There are a few that come to mind with this one, lol.  The fact of the matter is, though, she was out of my site for mere minutes, and I walked in the room with my phone in my hand and captured one of those moments in life that can take your breath away...literally.  Thankfully, her guardian angle was working overtime today and I got in there just in time before anything could happen.  This child is going to keep me on my toes, no doubt.  Rachel was a cautious baby, she got into things like any curious toddler, but all in all, she was not much of a daredevil.  Jordan was a bit more of an explorer but still didn't like to get her hands dirty, so to speak.  Ellie is... well... Eliana.  If she can get into it, she will.  If it's not a toy, she will play with it.  If it's not edible, she will try to eat it.  If it's dead, she'll pick it up.  Ever heard of kids who will get a new toy, throw it to the side and play with the box instead?  Yeah... Ellie.  She also wants to be right in the middle of whatever is going on around her, especially with her sisters.  Bedtime prayers are her FAVORITE time of the day as she becomes the family's center of attention on the bottom bunk bed.  I could tell this one was going to be quite a different character when I watched her eat her first birthday cake and ice cream.  Rachel and Jordan daintily poked their fingers in, carefully tasted, and had to be encouraged to even do that much.  Ellie dug in with both hands and even got vocal with "nom-nom!" noises.  She had green frosting literally from her head to her toes by the time it was over.  I sincerely anticipate the coming years with my precious family.  I'm so thankful for today's avoidance of catastrophe, and will try to learn to be more cautious with my mini Columbus/Captain Jack Sparrow.

1 comment:

  1. YIKES! I've heard people talk about where they "cut their teeth," but this is extreme! Belive me, Papa and Nana will guard the dishwasher at our house when Ellie comes to visit.