Monday, September 29, 2008
Know Your Birthday Girl
In the spirit of birthday week, we started the festivities yesterday, and we'll be celebrating all week! We're opening gifts and cards as they come, letting the birthday girl indulge in the peanut butter cookies Maya made her, and letting her pick the first book before nap time.
Tomorrow, we're celebrating the official day with a trip to the zoo, a birthday dinner, and a chocolate cake that guarantees timeless photographic classics.
In the meantime, here are some things about Elliot Rose that we've learned over the last year:
Favorite Food: French Toast, rivaled only by frozen peas (not cooked, or even thawed!)
Favorite Dance Move: The Deep Knee Bend with Tongue Stuck Out, though she's starting to learn Maya's trademark Running In Circles
Favorite Toy: Her sister's lil' princess talking cell phone or a stray playroom tea cup
Favorite Word: Uh Oh... particularly after she has hurled a leaky milk cup on the floor
Favorite New Skill: pushing plastic chairs around the play room and using them as a ladder to climb onto the table or day bed
Favorite Cohabitant: Anakin, the big black kitty that lets her lay on his back
Favorite Forbidden Item: The toilet, especially when it is left open for easy hairbrush dunking access
I'll add more if I think of them, but those are the Elliot basics. She is a very entertaining little person, and we're fantastically lucky to have her!
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment