So...Ella has finally seemed to realize that there are ways to get around without needing her arms on the ground (with knees optional!) to hold her up. So, we went from hands and knees crawling to her recent spell of cave-woman walking, and now she has been walking a lot more often the past week. She took off in gymnastics on Saturday morning after a particularly intruiging batch of bubbles from Miss Shellie, and seemed to forget that she was actually walking, and more and more this week she just stands up and starts walking instead of crawling. She's still very cautious and prefers to be holding on to something, but there's been a huge increase in the amount of walking this week. It seems that as long as she's not really thinking about what she's doing, she's good to go.
Here's a video clip I caught tonight in the kitchen -