Sick Day

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IMG_7452.JPG Originally uploaded by griffey Eliza’s sickness continues. With her, a sick day is one long rollercoaster. She feels ok, then plays, gets tired, gets grumpy, then wants to rest. You hold her for awhile, then she’s rested, and feels ok, and wants to play. Rinse, repeat. Since we’re not taking her out this weekend, […]

Attack of RSV

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IMG_0778, originally uploaded by griffey. Eliza was having a banner week at daycare, practicing for her transition (Monday) to the toddler room. She loves it over with the “big kids,” and seemed to be extremely happy with the idea of moving up. Then, bam! Sick yet again. I think she had three healthy days? Maybe […]

Eliza profile: fourteen months!

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Eliza on playground, aquarium in distance, originally uploaded by griffey. Hobbies: pretending to feed people, pets, stuffed animals, dolls, even pictures of people in books; pretending to cook; playing on playgrounds; looking at books and magazines; pretending to write; putting stickers on paper; learning new words; looking at photos of people she knows; talking to […]

Go away cat!

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IMG_7382.JPG Originally uploaded by griffey Best story of the week: Betsy was in Eliza’s room with her, reading books. Our two cats, Cola and Hootie, came in to see what was going on, but we don’t usually let them in Ellie’s room. So Betsy says “Get out, cats!” and chases them out. Eliza takes a […]

Eliza's words

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IMG_7307.JPG, originally uploaded by griffey. For posterity’s sake, and because I love lists, and because I’m procrastinating my work…here is a list of Eliza’s current vocabulary. I think we’re up to around 40 or 50 “words.” And these are just the ones she uses consistently and with real meaning. There are other words she has […]

Daddy Play

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IMG_7303.JPG Originally uploaded by griffey I must admit, I didn’t necessarily want to fall into the “daddy” stereotypes, but one where I fall firmly is in the sort of play that Eliza and I enjoy. Lots more physical, more rolling around, flipping, hanging upside down than Bets would ever try. The good news for me […]