All the Sillyness

 Feels like we were running around like mad for awhile, but, thankfully, life has slowed down a little. Elliot on the other hand is no closer to slowing down than an avalanche! Here is what our cute girl has been up to:

Up until this last weekend we had blue skies and warm weather like it was mid-July. So we took ourselves outside as much as possible. Elliot is starting to love our park adventures and tells us so all the time!

One of Elli's favorite things to do lately is climb up on our cat-scratch box. Sometimes she brings toys up there and just sits, for long stretches, and plays. Other times she stands and smacks the wall while yelling, which is what we captured a photo of here.

 Even though sweet Elli has been able to get to standing from sitting down since late March, this is the first picture we've taken of the feat. Look how proud she is to show off her skills!

Something else Elliot loves to do, whether she has pants on or not, is "walk." Of course she has to have her toy that Billy, Katie and the McNuggets gave her, but with this contraption Elli can maneuver all over our house. Usually, as when this photo was taken, she is giggling the whole time.

 The other day Elliot climbed into her toy drum. Surprising she could get her long legs in there, but she did!

 When in the kitchen Elliot finds ways of getting around. What a mischievous little monkey!

 On mother's day we went to a park with Matt's parents, Billy, Katie and the kiddos. Elliot was a little pooped from church, so we sheltered her from the cold, ( went from like 90 degrees to 40 in a day; crazy weather!), in a mound o'blankets. The rest of us enjoyed a tasty meal though!
Back inside at Billy and Katie's we celebrated Grandma's birthday, which also fell on Mother's day. Elliot wasn't too crazy about the party-wear...
 ...but everyone liked the cake!
 Something Elliot did like on Mother's Day was a beach ball that she found at BK's. Never have we seen our girl so fearless...she threw herself on this thing, rolled off of it, bounced over it, and....WALKED with it! She went a whole three steps at one point, holding this ball up in front of her! Seems all she needed was a fun diversion to show her that she can in fact put one foot in front of the other!
 Happy Mother's Day to Melissa, who loves being a mommy everyday, anyway. But she's thankful to her husband and Elli for her gifts and hugs!

Since Mother's Day Elliot has just been up to all the usual, including adding slime to our cupboard doors, (which are Plexiglas and for good reason). Yesterday she took around five steps, with no diversion, two different times! Looks like walking is in the near future. Some days it is hard to believe how fast Elliot is growing, but we just love her!