"Elephant," said the DVD.
"EH-uh-fuh," came the echo, with totally precise timing and inflection.
I happened to be watching Joy at the moment, actually saw her lips move. JoyDad whipped around, what was Rose doing imitating Baby Einstein?
Looky there, we just had an
[Aside: had a really weird Google search hit on this blog yesterday. The search terms were "does baby einstein cause seizures". Heh. Wonder how that rumor got started.]
What happened later that morning had little to do with Elvis, and much to do with milestones.
As neighbors to Mama Mara, we too had a snow day yesterday. It was beautiful.
And JoyDad got to give his new snowblower a workout...
And today we all went out sledding!
Neither Joy nor Rose much wanted to go sledding last year. Rose was timid, and Joy wouldn't stay in the sled, either for a pull-ride or to go down the hill.
This year, Rose belly-flops without a second thought, and Joy sticks to the sled like a little burr! I sent Joy out into the backyard with a therapist and a sled the other day, and the therapist reported that Joy kept climbing into the sled to be pulled around. "Did she ditch out the side a lot?" I asked. "No, she held on with her hands really well," came the report.
Well, now I've seen it myself.
JoyDad was able to give her a ride all the way from the parking lot to the hill. I was able to tow her UP the hill after a ride. Eventually we got brave and sent her down the hill on her own (I went first on a separate sled to be at the bottom to catch her.)
You should have seen her face on the first run! Sheer delight.
I don't have Redheadmomma's chops at sledding photos but here's a shot that sets the scene:
Joy is the sledder, JoyDad is the dark manly silhouette at the top against the gray clouds, Rose is at the right with a red sled.
Happy winter, everybody!