She is growing up.
As I went through her backpack this morning, I came across another family portrait.
Her teacher went ahead and labeled each family member. Underneath the name "Henry" she wrote (per Eliza's request), "as a girl." Eliza went onto explain that only girls could have "glitter shirts." A moment passed before she added,
"A Fairy Godmother came and turned Henry into a girl!!"
This morning as her "two sisters" slept, we went through our usual morning routine. I love when I'm unexpectedly given a one on one moment with her. My world used to be full of them, but now that there's more of us to love, I feel it's important that I soak up these simple interactions.
As we talked, she made it clear that she is not boy crazy.
"Boys aren't cute. They are too boy-ee."
A boy recently asked her to be his girlfriend and sadly, he was shot down. Her best friend at preschool LOVES the boys, but Eliza isn't interested. Yet. Based on my childhood experiences, I have to wonder whose child is she!?! Here's hoping this continues into her twenties.
I love girl talk; especially if its with my four year old.
This is where I previously intended to make some lame connection between girl talk and eating Cafe Rio. Let's skip that part and just jump back to Tuesday night when we had the missionaries over for dinner.
On the menu: Cafe Rio! I can't believe it has taken me so long to attempt this. Thank you Jess for pointing me to a recipe that delivered spot on results. When Andrew tasted the cilantro ranch dressing for the first time, he hugged me. I like it when he does that.
Yesterday, we met some friends at Monkey Joes to help a special friend celebrate her fourth birthday.
It's been awhile since I've been able to properly visit with the Mama's from last year's preschool co-op. Yes, I see them at Church each week but the opportunity to have a good chat has been challenging as we've all been busy.
Lottie came first. Kelsey arrived a month later, followed by our good friend Clayton and then finally, our little buddy Logan arrived just in time for Christmas.They are four of the ten babies who were born in our ward in 2010. Nursery's going to be a happening place in 18 months.