It seems Eliana turned into a little girl over night and she is such a happy girl. She’s always giggling, talking in her cheery voice, and wanting to play and have fun. I am so thankful she has such a happy, outgoing, and confident personality. We have our moments when I think – Oh boy, here come the terrible two’s but those phases pass very quickly and they are usually because she has something else stressful going on; like a cold, or upset Mommy has to go to work, or that Daddy is STILL gone. Whenever these moments come, I keep my patience - ”kind and firm” and hope they pass quickly and they do. I got really sick last week and I realized that she’s definitely growing up, because instead of mirroring my mood and being grumpy with me, she was very happy and did her best to cheer me up. It was so sweet and it did cheer me up, inspite of the fact that I was so exhausted I could feel anger bubbling up from wanting to sleep so badly, but being the only one home with her so I couldn’t. She woke me up the next morning with kisses and asked me if I was ok. Of course I was then. Her kisses are Angel kisses and can make the dreariest day bright and sunny. Whenever she asks for anything, like chocolate, she always asks for two so that she can give one to me. Such a caring little girl, she’s always looking out for her Mommy. If Daddy or anyone else is with us, she makes sure to take care of them too. She’s so generous and helpful for only being nearly 3 years old.
Eliana now picks out all of her clothes. It takes a lot of convincing to get her in pants, so she lives in dresses and tights. She is very matchy – tights for the dress, the right shoes, and of course the hair ties and clips have to match too. If you tell her she’s so cute, she says “I AM so cute!” Such a cutie! The day these pictures were taken was the day we took her to see a movie in the theatre for the first time. We stopped for blue ice cream first – to match her blue dress, then headed to the movie. She did so well and seeing her sit in her seat, munching on popcorn, and watching the movie like a big girl made me realize she’s not a baby anymore! It brought tears to my eyes seeing her there all grown up. It really does go by so quickly. I am so proud of the little girl she has grown into and every day I am thankful she is here, sharing her youth and delight with me. I am a very happy Momma!