Growing Old Together

You thought this was going to be a sappy love post about Nik and me, didn’t you?

Instead, today we’ll feature Ellie and her little friend, P!

P is just three months older than Ellie.  It’s been fascinating to watch how differently they are hitting their developmental milestones.  For example, P is amazing verbal (vast vocabulary, really well-developed grammar, etc.) yet doesn’t seem to care much yet about dressing herself.  Ellie, on the other hand, is insistent on doing almost everything for herself but still uses relatively limited vocabulary and the rare two-word sentence here and there.  They are the perfect example of how children develop so differently and yet both so well, each in their own way!

In May 2011, both of them well under one year

in August 2012, P already two and Ellie getting close!

P’s family lives very close to us and we’re blessed by having someone close by who we can call up and play with on a moment’s notice if we’re bored or need some companionship.

Today, I had the fun of watching P, Ellie, and another friend, A (seen here) play Ring Around The Rosy in the nursery at our church’s moms’ group.  I’m so glad that Ellie is growing old together with these great friends!

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7 Responses to Growing Old Together

  1. Indeeds says:

    🙂 I love that our girls are such good friends. Nothing makes me smile more than little friends playing together!

  2. Valerie says:

    Very true that children grow at amazingly different rates and it’s healthy and normal! That’s why we should throw out almost all of the parenting books, if you ask me! (And I have!!) 😉

    • Laura says:

      I definitely stopped reading all the parenting books that told me what Ellie should be doing and when. They definitely weren’t helpful to me. So yes, I’ve stopped reading/thrown out most of them too!

      • Valerie says:

        It certainly is freeing, isn’t it? 🙂 Have you ever read the book, Baby Brains? It’s a picture book for kids by Simon James but parents can benefit from the moral of the story too!! I love it; it reminds us to let babies be babies. 😀

      • Laura says:

        I haven’t read it but I’ll look for it!

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