2nd Term for Dad Administration
Boy, it's been awhile since we've updated this space. Sorry to those friends and family who have been fruitlessly visiting these last two months. Obviously, a lot's happened. Who knew that when the Dad Administration left office back in early June, a second term was right around the corner?? As it stands right now, I've spent more time at home this year than working for a living. Amazing to think about.
Anyway, there's lots to update ya'll regarding our sweet Ella. She was a real trooper during our drive from Ohio to our new home. Amazingly flexible, Ella found herself eating baby food in all sorts of new and strange places -- a curb in a McDonalds' parking lot, off the back of my vehicle in a dying mall parking lot, outside a Cracker Barrell, and at a desolate gas station just 20 yards from a massive corn field.
Apart from just geography, a lot has changed about Ella as well. If you'll examine the above photo closely, you may just be able to see the two tiny teeth that have revealed themselves in the last month. Ella has progressed to stage 2 foods, and as of this past week, has started eating mashed bananas.
After looking like she'd never quite get crawling and might just skip to walking, Ella got it figured out. Just two days ago, she finally figured out that if she moved her feet and legs less and her hands and arms more, she'd actually get somewhere. Sure enough, this moment of locomotion evolution occured when neither Mom nor Dad was watching. Imagine the surprise when we turned our attention to Ella and saw her six feet away from where she had just been. After two days of practice, she's still not fluid yet, but she's definitely over the hump.