The minion just had a meltdown because a cockroach wouldn’t stay put so she can look at it.

In other news, we’ve gone two nights in a row with no diaper and no accidents. Yay!

Also, I can give her a series of instructions to complete a task, and not only does she complete the task successfully, she actually comes back and ask questions if she’s not sure what to do. She’s already more advanced than most highschoolers I’d ever taught, and a disturbing number of adults I know…

Growing up

And just like that, the minion no longer needs her step stool and training seat to use the toilet. (She’s fallen in a couple times, but thinks it’s very funny when that happens.)

This morning she also selected her own outfit for the day and dressed herself, and brushed her teeth, all without any assistance from us.

I’ll be teaching her how to drive one of these days (don’t tell anyone, but I’ve already started…)

The Wild Hunt

Today’s Elwica’s birthday (I won’t reveal her age, as that will also be revealing my age), so as a birthday treat we again headed for the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park for a day of nature.

We timed our arrival perfectly, right as the gates opened, and were the first car to enter the park that day. This time around we headed for the iMfolozi side of the park and were greeted by a red African sunrise over valleys covered in fog…

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