Eliza wants to wish everyone a happy start to the new year!
Our preschool hipster loves listening to indie rock. After making us play this Decemberists song repeatedly in the car, we sat her down afterwards and asked sing the chorus in front of the camera. She was rather annoyed, which only added to her aloof hipster attitude.
All this kid could talk about for WEEKS was how she wanted a pair of Stompeez slippers. We were counting down the days until Christmas Day, so that we didn't have to hear her constant cute (and somewhat annoying) pleading, "I really want some Stompeez!"
Now that she's four, Eliza needed to visit the doctor for her annual check-up.
Eliza's now 41 pounds and 42 inches tall. Yes, she's tall! She's in the 90th percentile for height.
As usual, Eliza was a good patient. She enjoyed reading the eye chart during her vision check and listening for the little beeps during the hearing test. She also enjoyed answering some personal questions.
Doctor: What is your favorite vegetable? Eliza: Broccoli.
Doctor: What is your favorite fruit? Eliza: Pineapple.
Doctor: Do you like to drink milk? Eliza: Yes.
Doctor: Do you brush your teeth? Eliza: Yes. Doctor: At morning AND at night? Eliza: Yes.
Doctor: What did you tell Santa you want for Christmas? Eliza: A reindeer.
And the best part about her visit to the Doctor was NO SHOTS!
Look at this happy kid this morning! She jumped out of bed and did a little dance, then we went to breakfast at McDonalds, and had an early morning birthday party with her classmates. Tonight, we're off to Disney for the weekend!
On the eve of her 4th birthday, her and "chocolate blankie" were at long last reunited.
Eliza tried a little bit of everything on her plate, but particularly enjoyed drinking a fresh squeezed cranberry-orange sparkly drink out of a fancy grown-up glass. Notice the lovely centerpiece she made for our table! She was very proud of it.
Mommy does the cooking on Thanksgiving, but Eliza and Daddy are in charge of the baking. This Thanksgiving, they made and decorated cookies. Look at the level of concentration involved in this project!
We did a little souvenir shopping in Mexico. Eliza snagged herself a tiny, pink guitar.
Ever since she's been composing silly songs about things like chocolate milk, her family, vampire kitties and she even made up a little ditty called "I don't want to go to bed".
Future rock star? Maybe. Cute kid? Absolutely!