Seeing friends we met through this amazing Down syndrome online community. Knowing that Ellie really can find community anywhere. Knowing we are not at all alone in this journey, which can be a hard journey, but when you're at the beach, is just a hilarious one.
|Miss Fiona is a doll. Look at her. She looks like a doll. So sweet.|
Realizing how much Ellie has grown up since August, when we were last at the beach. She digs. She builds castles. (OK, so she finds abandoned sand castles, whacks them with a shovel, and proclaims, "I build a castle!")
Watching Ellie play with other kids.
Packing in just carry ons to discover a broken washing machine when we arrived. Whoops.
Ellie feeding giraffes at the zoo. The first one scared her. After that, she thought she was the coolest thing around. She woke up the next morning and asked me for a giraffe.