But as mischievous as she is sometimes, it's hard not to laugh when Ellie pulls some of her antics.
It's hard to put all of down on paper (or screen...) but a few examples:
- When Ellie sees that we forgot to put the dog water dish up while she's playing in the downstairs. She can spot that sucker across two rooms and will immediately start heading that direction. Once we realize where she's headed, we'll call out to her. She'll stop briefly, turn around and give a big smile... before resuming her pursuit of the "splash-and-play pool" at a much fast rate of speed.
- Mealtimes are a little less funny and a lot more frustrating. There is no rhyme or reason to her likes and dislikes these days. She'll love something one day and then throw it all on the floor the next. Even her beloved strawberries have fallen to the wayside at times. And tonight she would have nothing to do with sweet potatoes! I think she ate those for every meal for a month at one point when she was younger! Argh...
- I thought her "put everything in her mouth" phase was bad when she was younger. But now that she's covering more ground the things that find a way into her mouth are a bit more worrisome... rocks, hair bands, mulch, dog bones. If only some more of her dinner could find its way in.