It’s the little things

23 Sep

Yesterday I mentioned that Jade has been spending a lot of time on a friend’s trampoline this summer.  I figured it was therapeutic, so we went and bounced on the giant trampoline as often as possible.

Halia really enjoyed the trampoline, too, and walking down the trail through the neighbourhood greenspace to get to our friend’s house became excitingly familiar.  She’d hurry along saying, “Boing, boing, boing!” as we went.

But for all her time on the trampoline, she was always getting bounced, not doing any true jumping of her own.  She’d squat down and straighten up as fast as she could, even rising up on her toes, but couldn’t quite get the momentum to leave the ground.

Last night, in our kitchen, she finally figured it out.  She squatted down, straightened up, pointed her toes, and, hurrah!  She really jumped!  The excitement!

She was so delighted with herself that she jumped again.  And again and again.  And ran over to show Papa what she could do.  And demanded that we jump, too.  What a triumph!

In that moment, life just couldn’t be any better.

Here's Halia picking strawberries out of our front garden in July. She wasn't supposed to do this, but, true to form, she did it anyway.

All dressed up... for playing in the sink. I've since removed the tall stool because I'd often find the tap running, and goodness knows how long it had been left on.

 And, oh yes, Halia is now about 70% potty-trained, too.  She liked the excitement and stickers that went along with Jade’s potty successes.  How’s that for fun for the whole family?!

11 Responses to “It’s the little things”

  1. Kara September 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    Wow! That is one heck of an outfit she is wearing in the bottom picture… Did she pick those out herself?

    • fawnahareo September 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

      I think so. It’s all stuff from the “dress-up baskets”, though, so it looks “good” no matter what.🙂

  2. Nai-Nai September 24, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    That hat remind me of the first time I saw the snow on the montain in Taiwan.

    • fawnahareo September 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

      Yep, it’s the very same hat!🙂

  3. Adventures In Babywearing September 24, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    That’s awesome!🙂

    Steph

  4. allmycke September 24, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    THose pictures of Halia just made a perfect day totally perfect. Love her outfit and her determination in picking strawberries. Go girl!

  5. Marian September 24, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    It’s the little things that mean so much……

  6. Laurie September 24, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    I love little things like that, like the trips down the path to use the trampoline, and figuring out how to jump and picking strawberries even though she’s not supposed to. Little moments. So sweet.

  7. Barbara September 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Beautiful!

    I was thinking she takes after her sister in style, too – from what you said in the previous post.

    One more day to submit your post in my Angel Blog Carnival – this year’s theme – music. MUSIC.

  8. Scientific Chick September 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Love the first picture! Halia is just so adorable. And it’s twice as adorable to know that beneath that angel face is a mischievous little one.

  9. Captain Momma September 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Wonderful Halia!!!

    Love the outfit as well🙂

    Kel

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