This week, Grandma Karen let Eila borrow a 30-piece puzzle. She has been working on it each day and is getting really good at puzzles. She has had a Dora 24-piece puzzle that she's can't really put together without help, but after all of her practice and hints at how to do puzzles, she is getting the hang of it. She still needs help and gets frustrated easily, but putting together such a big puzzle is a pretty big task.
The only problem is that Josiah thinks the puzzle pieces are supposed to be in a big pile or thrown around rather than in an orderly and connected picture, which really makes Eila mad.
As I type, Eila is playing a game with her father, "Papa, guess which hand!" "Try Again." In this game, Papa hides a necklace in one hand and Eila guesses where it is. When Papa got distracted with cleaning up, Eila proceeded to play the game herself. She "hid" the necklace in her hand, as best she could. Then, she came up to Papa and said "Which hand?" When Papa guessed it right, she let it fall out of her hand, just like he did for her! "Try Again, Papa!"
She is quickly becoming more of a Daddy's girl. Yesterday when she saw her Papa coming home from work, she ran to him and hugged him so tight for several minutes and repeated over and over "I love you, Daddy!"
It was a real tear-jerker!