Growing Up

Elly has really become quite an individual. I love that about her. As much of a girlie girl as she is there are some things that are the opposite.

For example, Elly can catch flies. Not in mid air...yet. But she can when they are planted on the window or chilling on the ground. She has caught three in two days! That may not seem like a skill to others, but really, that's cool.

Elly digs around in the mud with the best of them, creating castles, pies, homes for bugs, and making her own compost tea.

She waters her very own garden, which she has maintained and planted under Daddy's supervision.

She catches worms, beetles, fireflies at night and other interesting bugs and puts them in grass filled jars to observe.

She has inspected the birds and knows the names and what Robins, Cardinals and Gray Catbirds look like. They hang out in our backyard..a lot!

She lives outside during this season of summer, running around, swinging, doing flips on the rings, jumping on the trampoline, discovering life, and being happy and it is the BEST! And I'll admit it certainly makes me feel like I'm doing something right!


Susan Staus said…
I love that picture of her, with the butterfly painted on her face! Cute!!!
And I love what you wrote about her!!!!! How fun to go back and read that years from now!!!!! She'll cherish that!!!!!!
That's why I like to keep up with our blog. I know people don't read it much anymore, but I keep it because it's a journal with pictures for my family! And one day the kids will love to back and read it!!!!
Do you print your blog into a book? I use blurb. If you haven't and would like me to show you how I will. we should get together some day!!!!!
email me... the same email address I had ever since I got an email address back in high school!!! :)
Danielle said…
wow, yeah, I didnt think anyone read my blog anymore either. It has become a journal. I do print mine up. It's about time I print one up again. They are cure girls. I've been meaning to write a post for Brinley as well.

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