As the weather cleared up and Ellie completed her fifth trip around the sun, her personality just keeps coming out more and more.
These photos help to show how much she’s coming out of her shell and that she isn’t afraid to be her, which I love. I don’t want her to ever apologise for being who she is.
She upgraded from her balance bike to her first real bike at Christmas and once the weather cleared up, she was able to start riding around and she’s getting pretty good at operating the bike by herself. She’s still got training wheels / stabilisers on for now, but those’ll come off soon enough with how well she’s progressing.
We also went back to the tulip festival and made friends with a couple of vintners recently, so Ellie got a personal tour of the winery, including getting in the driver’s seat of a forklift.
A really proud moment for Ellie was when she mastered the monkey bars. I love this video of her 1) nailing the monkey bars and 2) being funny about how exhausting it was.