Last weekend Ela and I were supposed to fly down to Florida to Ashley's wedding and Ela was also going to meet her Poppy (Thom's dad) for the first time ever. Well, that trip didn't turn out because Ela got sick. So Poppy sent her a package with gifts he had intended to give her in Florida. It was packed full of all kinds of goodies like clothes and some bowls, spoons & sippy cups. All very practical things. Ela's favorite thing was this teether shaped like an ear of corn.
As you watch the video notice the corn toy caught between her feet. In a little bit it will fall on the table, making a loud sound. When this happens look at her surprised eyebrows. It's so funny how expressive she is:
Look at the first picture and notice what side of her head the purple bow is on. Now scroll down to the next picture...
I turned away for a minute to put new batteries in the camera and when I turned back the bow was on the other side! I think possibly it rotated from her wiggling so much. Or maybe she just likes the bow better on the right. Who knows.
On another note. I was looking through some old posts and ran across this post
on Thom's blog. It's from when Ela was sick in the hospital. If you scroll down to the very last comment on the page you'll find a comment by someone else named Ela. This person googled "Ela" and thus ran across the post. I had never read it (or any of the other comments) since I was kind of preoccupied at the time. I was reminded of everything we went through and how fortunate we are to have this precious child with us today. Thanks everyone for your prayers back then. They made a difference, I know it.
Labels: hat, hospital, Poppy, sick, Tia Meg, toy