"I have been having fun laughing, doing gymnastics, swimming, playing with friends, talking."
Some news in Eila's world includes an appliance that sparkles and is half pink, half blue. She wears this expander all the time and will do so for the next 9 months or so. She also has been working on feeling better and healing from her allergies. So, this summer she has been getting allergy shots at least once per week and also taking a bit of medicine to help her stomach and digestive track get on track. And, the hardest part of all, she has not been eating wheat or corn, which has helped her immensely.
Her highlights of the summer were vacations up north with her cousins. Going across the Mackinaw Bridge was pretty cool as was riding on the wave runner. The lowlights were the end of these vacations; she even cried when we left to head back home.
The Olympics in London was great for Eila to watch and inspired her to work even harder in gymnastics, so that one day (in 12 years) she can compete and win gold, just like the American girls' team this year. Her coaches are super impressed with her hard work and dedication during her practices. (And so are her parents!)