Eliza didn't want to be fed tonight. She wanted to feed herself, and kept grabbing the spoon from Daddy. He decided to let her have a try at it, and everything went well at first.
But, it got much messier after this video...
We went on a little shopping excursion in downtown Portland the day before leaving, and Eliza loved riding the light rail and street cars. To our surprise, she even knew the proper safety procedures and grabbed the hand loops each time we boarded. She didn't want to let go when we reached each of our stops.
After a few days of endless snow and a constantly changing weather system, we decided to chang-up our plans and go to Eugene early. Eliza has been having a swell time with her cousins, and has loved ripping open her many presents.
Eliza liked meeting Santa Claus, but she didn't really show it. Not even so much as a smile, but she did talk to him a little bit. Luckily, Santa is fluent in baby talk. Mommy did her best to try and get E to smile, but it just didn't work.
Today Eliza is wearing her princess outfit from Grandma Cathy, along with her tiara. And what does such a fashionable baby like to do in her free time? Go shopping, of course!
Eliza loves playing with all her new presents, and had been having a great time walking around, pretending to shop with her baby grocery cart.
For her birthday Eliza got her own set of strawberry cupcakes (with pink vanilla frosting and pink sprinkles). We had a taste-testing session a week ago, so we knew that she liked them. But when it came time for her own cupcake...she DEVOURED it. I kinda felt bad for the cupcake. Poor guy.
Eliza loved ripping open the presents, but her momentum kept being interrupted. Whenever she'd unwrap a new book, or come across one she opened a few minutes ago, she'd take a little reading break. She got a lot of cute books for her birthday, so opening the gifts took a while.
It was "free admission day" at the zoo this past Friday, so we buckled Eliza into her seat and headed straight there. I didn't get any great shots of E with the animals (as they're kept far away in cages), but we did capture this wonderful shot of her out in the wild.