Ella has shown some huge leaps in her ability to be mobile in the last week. She loves the fact that we have hardwood floors and tile throughout most of our home because she plants herself firmly on her bottom and...scoots. It isn't crawling. But she is quick. And while I'm in the kitchen getting a meal ready, she squeals and scoots. And her favorite thing - and don't call me a bad mommy - is for me to ask her, "Where's the baby?" She looks feverishly for the stainless steel trash can, scoots like mad and plants a big kiss on her own reflection. Sans the finger and lip prints, I've got one of the cleanest trash cans in the Midwest because of her new found affection.
Tomorrow we head to the Probate Court with family and friends for her re-adoption hearing to secure a birth certificate from our state. Yet another big milestone for EML. Pictures of her big day will come!
H, L & E