I seem to be falling further behind in my posts. For now I'll try to send more pictures, since that is quicker. Saturday was a beautiful day and we went for a great drive that ended at the park feeding the ducks again. Sunday she got to meet Zak, Mandy, and Zeza for the first time (they had been in Minnesota last week) . She loved Zeza, but it took her awhile to get near her. Before long she wanted to hold her. Zeb and Dana came over also and it was wonderful to have ALL our kids together. Elli, of course, loved all the attention. She also got to meet her cousin Mandy and see Curtis, Nancy, and Sarah again. It was a full day for her. They all left at the same time(Emily did too) and Elli was so upset. Virgil got to see how heartbroken she is when either he or Em leave the house. It took a while to get her occupied with something else. Elli helped Em watch Allysa for a little bit yesterday and even rocked Allysa asleep. Elli is picking up a few words and does well at repeating back words you say. She was given a gift bag full of books from some children at ECA - a school where Virgil teaches DARE. She loved the books - especially the ones that you push the button and it makes sounds or says letters. She carried that bag around all afternoon and looked at those books over and over. Everyone has been so very kind - calling to check on her, sending cards, emails, and- most of all- saying prayers - we can never thank you all enough. Our family is truly blessed to have such a wonderful support group of friends and family who care so much for Elli.