Picture of the Day

Ten Years Old
Today's POD has (0) comments.


May 2017
March 2016
November 2015
April 2015
January 2015
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
January 2014
April 2013
March 2013
January 2013
August 2012
May 2012
April 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005

Recent Entries

Laisser Tomber
Easter list
Christmas List
Summer Recap!
One Decade Old
Book Worm
Woods in Ohio!
Happy 9th Birthday, Eila

Birth Announcement

Click to view
Big Kid

Eila is getting to be a big girl and to prove it she recently (Saturday, July 18) had two very big kid accomplishments.

First, for Easter Eila got a My Moeba toy after months of playing the games and earning the hearts to make her moeba grow, she did it. The top of her toy opened and she got out a smallish, blue strange looking plush toy. She could not be more proud, and immediately wanted to show Kaitrin, a true big kid, her success.

Second, Eila had her first go at riding a bike with no training wheels. We went to the empty parking lot behind a nearby school and took off her training wheels, gave her a quick talk about balance and then gave her a running push and she was off. She did amazing and was able to ride a bit on her own. However, she was terrified of falling and if the bike started to lean at all, she would jump off completely. With a little more practice and a lot more confidence, she'll be riding a two-wheeler all the time, like a big kid.

Posted by shannon at 12:34 PM | Comments (0)

Tea Party

Earlier this week, Eila made elaborate invitations with glitter glue and markers. She decorated her table and chairs with stickers and assigned a spot to each of her guests. She picked out bouquets and mirrors and wands for her friends. Eila thought about what food should be served and what games should be played.

This morning, Eila helped get ready for her very first tea party by cleaning her room, making chocolate chip cookies, taking a nap, finding the teapot and tea cups, selecting the plates and tablecloth. All was in order, she changed her clothes 4 times until she had just the right dress.

Lindsay, Lucie and Genevieve joined her in their fancy dresses to enjoy some peach tea, cookies, sandwiches and banana slices. They played Kiss The Frog (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey), which was Eila's favorite part. They played with princess figurines and some make-up and jewelry. Then the girls danced and sang "I'm a Little Tea Pot." They posed and smiled for pictures and were very sophisticated. It was a lovely party.

Posted by shannon at 7:34 PM | Comments (0)

Little Update

When things aren't going Eila's way, she might let out a guttural grunt (which we just realized she has been doing since before she was speaking) to make it clear that this is unacceptable. Eila might also writhe about throwing her body into terribly contortions - when well or not. Eila has been sick several times in the past two weeks. She has had three different fevers, two of them with violent vomiting, but yet she has not lost her appetite or her ability to get what she wants, even if she is too weak to speak coherently (except to ask for dinner).

She is also a loving big sister for Thaddeus. She will often try to console him if he starts to cry and loves to make him laugh. Eila will try to tickle and play with him singing him songs and talking to him in excellent Mom-ese. Sometimes, she is a loving big sister to Josiah too, but not always. She will often tell Josiah what he can and cannot do (usually suggesting that he do it her way or let her show him). Eila will let Josiah play with her things if he dresses like a girl since they are girl things - she helps him pick out her clothes and put them on.

Posted by shannon at 4:22 PM | Comments (0)

All text and photographs © 2005-2013 Brian Yee except where noted. All Rights Reserved.