Last night, I spent some time with my friend Christina, working on this blog. If you're looking for a great summer vacation, check out Ruth's Retreat in Grand Haven, Michigan. (This is not a paid post. Just in love with the photos of my friend's house!)
Today we had some unseasonably warm weather, so we tried to go for a hike right after running errands. Poor decision with a sleepy Ellie in tow. Since Ellie fell asleep at our last stop, we took a quick break at home, then headed out in the late afternoon to enjoy the day.
|Crossing a creek with Daddy.|
|The walking is improving but still not independent.|
She's at such a fun and challenging age. Earlier in the week, Ellie woke up at 4:30 am demanding "cookie." We said no. Her face would have been heartbreaking, if she was sad about something else. No sympathy for the cookie. Then she tried asking for "crackers," "cheese," "apple," and "eat peeeese!" (please) before she gave up.
I was finishing up this post downstairs while Matt put Ellie in her room alone for one minute. I came up to free her and was surprised that she cried when I came in, because I interrupted her drawer emptying. If you have a toddler, would you please post a comment letting me know we're not alone in this crazy stage?