Saturday, April 2, 2011

Laughing It Up

Last Saturday, Ewa hit another one of the many milestones that are achieved while growing up. This one was probably my favourite thus far; laughing. At just over 3 months old she surprised me with the heartiest of laughs at the strangest of times.

After a wonderful day of exercise and outdoor activity at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area—where I happily ate the biggest homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookie I've ever seen and drank syrup like water—Ewa and I found ourselves comfortably lying on the couch at home.

I'd talk, she'd smile, she'd squawk, and then cry a little; demanding I put her into a sitting position so that she could see all but 180 degrees of the same living room she's been observing for the past 3 months. Nonetheless, dady's little girl got what she wanted.

We were enjoying ourselves. Content with the way things were going and happy to be at home just hanging out. My neck was getting tired from the position I was in on the couch so I put my head back and rested it softly on the pillow that lay behind me. A second or two later, as I lifted my head back up to see what Ewa was up to and what she might be observing, I startled her slightly and triggered what would be one of the happiest moments we've shared to date; a laugh.

Fortunately, Basia and my iPhone were nearby. Both were ready to capture one of the happiest times…of my life at least. Here's what it was like:

It's been about a week now and I still haven't been able to get her to laugh like that again. I tried the same technique in a variety of ways, but I guess she just doesn't find it as funny as she did that day. Maybe it's because she's getting older? Maybe it's because she hasn't been in as good a mood? Who knows. I'm just looking forward to the next time she surprises me with another glimpse of her beautiful personality.

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