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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

So Many Beautiful Things

I am happy to report that Ellie seems to be fully recovered from her last seizure. Mama and Dada are trying to catch up with her. We have oxygen in the house now just in case and a suction machine I don't yet know how to use - more phone calls. I have almost made it through the first list of calls though more have been added. It's never ending actually but such is life. We, of course, over this long weekend have been out and about. Among other places we took Ellie to the DeCordova Museum. I love this museum and sculpture park. It has decent wheelchair access and features contemporary art. Their annual exhibit is on now.

Ellie especially liked their pink pig. She also really enjoyed the sculptures inside the museum as well as the paintings. She, in fact, paid special attention to many, many of the paintings. I had to take her slowly through several. I write this with pride because it was one of those moments when I thought, she's definitely my daughter. We are easing back into life as normal - which means no sleep. Clifford is getting evicted from the bedroom as he is way, way too much fun at 3am. My garden is coming along and surprising me with tenacious growth despite somewhat poor soil. Ellie is blossoming too.

This picture is of Dave and Ellie playing "The Great Outdoors" game that emerged from the Signing Time Video. Dave brings Ellie on a fast ride around the house over imaginary forests, streams and mountains with song blasting. She loves this. It's a great work out for Dada. The last pic is of her at home, in the boppy (but only for 10 minutes - Mary Ann!) playing with some toys. Do ya think she has enough? Where would we be without V-tech?


Penny L. Richards said...

V-Tech phones were the center of my son's universe for a few years, probably when he was Ellie's age more or less. Their appeal has since faded, but there are still some other V-Tech toys that he digs. So your last line and photo made me smile a little extra--thanks!

Kathryn said...

Penny - V-Tech Phone - yes - we are on #4. Two got worn out from much love and one was nicked by a crafty 2.5 year old. ;-)

Anonymous said...

am loving elle-belle's chubby cheeks :) though i dunno how much she'll like them when she gets older? :)
Glad you enjoyed the long weekend. Will catch up next weekend
Aunty Sue Sue

Lori said...

Darling photos! What a little ray of sunshine she is!

Jacqui said...

Great photos. Ellie's cheeks are looking definitely chubby. Just wants me want to pinch them.

That's a huge pink pig!

Billie said...

Oooooh! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the cute Ellie pics! Glad to hear that she has recovered from the seizure. Hope you are all back to some semblance of normalcy soon.

msiagirl said...

Glad to read this post! Just got home last night from a really nice trip. I think I'm finally there. Speak soon!