This post doesn't have any pictures to go along with it, but I wanted to document a couple things so we'll always remember this stage in Elli's life. Lately, it has become apparent to us that this little lady needs watched pretty much at all times because she moves quick and is really starting to put things together to figure them out....on.her.own. So, here are some things that have been happening recently.
* Elli has been able to open doors in our house for quite some time. We realized she could when all of the sudden we saw Bella running around outside and neither Scott or I opened the door. Well, the other day Scott watched Elli as she pulled the kitchen chair over to the back door, moved the rug out of the way, climbed up on the chair and unlocked the deadbolt. She then proceeded to move the chair back and open the door. Yes, we had a nice long conversation with her after that happened!!
* Today we went for a walk as a family to see the horses. While getting ready to walk back, (we literally turned our back for a second to start walking), we turned around to find that Elli had climbed the entire fence and was starting to go over the fence. It was a tall fence.
*While cooking dinner today, I turned around to put something in the sink and when I turned back around I found garlic salt all over the top of the meatloaf I had just made. Elli had taken the cap off the seasoning and poured it all over the meatloaf within seconds. I turned to find her with her face in the chair and hands covering her head-she new she was in trouble!
3 weeks ago