Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lucky Elliot, Lucky Us

A while back, Kelly started taking pictures during her days here with Elliot.  It started becoming a really special part of my and Andrea's evening when we'd settle in, find the camera, and get little surprise snapshots of Elliot's day with Kelly.  It's one thing to hear from her what she and Elliot did each day.  And another thing to hear it from him (which is a new and incredible part of his development).  But to see little moments captured and hidden away in the camera... it's like a treasure hunt!  And it only reinforces what we already know: Kelly is a-w-e-s-o-m-e! 

Sometimes she's captured moments of Elliot at the park or in the yard or doing activities.  And sometimes it's just that the two of them are hanging out and she gets a great picture of him.  Like this one from awhile back.  Isn't it amazing!?  And it inspired a whole series after it.

On this day I came home and she said to me, "we did colors today!"  All on her own, that's just what she decided to do with Elliot on this day.  Which is awesome, right?!  I mean, I don't think I'd put a bunch of glasses of water in front of him, but she's willing.  Which means he totally lucks out 

And today I came home and found this project she had made (a background drawn on a piece of cardboard from the recycling with cutouts from Elliot's little National Geographic kid's magazine).  She didn't take this picture, I did.  But I couldn't resist another opportunity to capture some of their day together.  It is just such a gift to know this is how Elliot gets to spend his days while we're at work.  Lucky, lucky, lucky us.  

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