Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

Believe it or not, this is Ellie's third Easter.

The first was in the Yale NICU. Apparently Easter happened on 4/16/2006 even though I don't remember it happening:
The second was last year in Wellesley:

and now this year:

As we approach her second birthday it really seems like it all happened yesterday but then again we really have to think hard to remember what it was like before Ellie came along. Looking at her these days you would never know what she has been through or the number of scary days that went along with the pictures. The bright and shiny little girl that we have now makes us forget it all most of the time.

Today we took Ellie to the postponed Wayland Easter Egg hunt that was supposed to happen last week but was mercifully postponed when it was 30 and raining/snowing. Today was a beautiful blue sky day and other than it being chilly and windy, we had a great time as Ellie picked up some eggs with the rest of the under-2 kids in town:It took a total of 11 minutes which was just right considering the age of the kids and the temperature.

Ellie thought that the whole thing was lots of fun and really didn't mind recycling eggs to 'find' them again. she is such a good sport.

She even was brave enough to meet the Easter bunny and give him a high five.
And we even remembered to bring the video camera:

Happy Easter.


Anonymous said...

Longtime reader of your blog. Beautiful pictures and LOVED the video. What a spunky girl she is. Congratulations on your 3 years of hard work, sweat and tears and Ellie's immense bravery in getting through all that was in front of you.

Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

The pictures and video brought a huge smile to those working on Easter at the Aquarium. Thanks so much!

Happy Easter,

Barbara Krause said...

Dear Gib, Abby, and Ellie,

It has been way too long since I posted (I'm sorry for that) - but I have followed the story both on the blog and through the Freeport crowd. Just an amazing story. I LOVE this soccer-Easter-egg-girl!

Love and hugs,

Anonymous said...

I love it! She's come up with her own version of kick the can egg. Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

hi..stumbled across your blog reading up on short gut (i'm a music therapist in children's hospital). just wanted to comment, what a lovely family you seem to be, and how much i enjoyed peeking in on your blog. Ellie is a cutie!

Anonymous said...

p.s. oops, should be clearer, i'm out on the west coast, not boston children's. hope you have a music therapist there!