Monday, July 15, 2013


This past weekend, Lola accomplished a *very* big feat.  I wasn't entirely sure she'd EVER be able to swing something like this, due to her tendency to gag/choke on even a slightly more free-flowing bottle nipple or chunks of soft food that isn't squished up tiny enough.

However, our sweet girl managed to DRINK FROM A WATER FOUNTAIN while we were up in Michigan!  She didn't just do this once... she friggin' nailed it TWICE!  

Drink #1:
This pic was awkwardly captured by Yours Truly while I contorted my body to push the "ON" button with my hip, held Lola with my right arm at just the perfect angle, aimed her little mouth toward the water stream, snapped pics with my iPhone with my left hand, and ignored the throngs of people standing around watching this spectacle unfold.

I wonder if anyone understood how HUGE this was for my girl?

Drink #2, in action:

Seeing this makes me wonder how else I might be selling my girls short (pun intended!). Are there other experiences I am shafting them of because I assume they "cannot handle it?"  I am going to make a conscious effort to give them more chances to succeed at even menial things such as this.


Seriously, I am BEAMING right now!

"Treat all men alike.  Give them the same law.
Give them an even chance to live and grow."
~ Chief Joseph


Anonymous said...

Proud moments. Looks like she was enjoying that success. Yay Lola!!!

Anonymous said...

You are one amazing Mommy! you do everything with your girls and include them in your daily lives - there is no way you are selling them short on anything. You should be SO PROUD of yourself :) We all are!

Anonymous said...

I think we all sell our kids short at one time or another. I just hate it when they make us realize it! LoL
~ Melinda

M.G. said...

Hey, just randomly ran into your blog. I was browsing online for random pictures and saw this, then clicked on your blog to read more about it and your story really touched me...

I am sorry to sound ignorant but what exactly is your daughters condition?

You seem like a very proud and supportive mother, and I'm sure whatever the difficulties you can help make the world a better place by being yourself.

Props, and keep at it!

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