Instead, Melissa and I thought you'd like to see something truly amazing, some footage of Elijah scooting across the room. This was also taken in Shreveport, the day before surgery in the hospital's big playroom filled with toys. Watch for the moment when his Grammie and Grandpa Ayers arrive at the hospital to surprise Eli. He still isn't talking, but just watch how much he understands. Elijah is a minute-by-minute miracle. (Yes, I know it's a Barbie car, but with Clifford behind the wheel, it comes across as tough. You should have seen it when Elijah put the tyrannasaurus rex in there. Way to go, little dude.)
And speaking of miracles... My family members are still amazed I "allowed" Sophia to join a cheerleading squad this spring. As though anyone could say no to Sophia. She's inhereted her mother's gift of making me do things I otherwise wouldn't do. As for the gift of kicking her leg almost over her head and doing the splits, she didn't get it from me.