Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


the day has come, my friends.

well, it came yesterday.

yesterday, ellie took her first steps.


we were at delana's for most of the day. landon was helping david install the trim (have you seen their beautiful new floors?!) and i was helping (well, at least offering moral support) put up christmas decorations.

ellie was standing up in the kitchen, holding delana's fingers after eating some cream of wheat, which she loved. i held my hands out to her, and said, "come on." i think i've been doing that every day since she stood on her own on halloween.

and she came on! she took two little steps to my hands! it was incredible.

after that we got her to take just one step two or three more times. then she started getting annoyed with us so we took a break.

later in the evening, she took three steps from landon to delana.

10 months and 4 days. goodness.

now it really won't be long before i start chasing her. i was thinking crawling was bad. i can only imagine.

maybe i'll lose some weight...

i'm so proud of you, ellie belle. you're perfect.


ree said...

YAY Ellie!!!

Scruggs Family said...

Wow! Go Ellie!! It's ya birthday! Well, not really, but you know what I mean! :-)