Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Elena!!

You are three and again it is another emotional day for me as I think back at our lives with you. I get emotional not because I am sad but because I am so happy that you are in my life. You are a playful, loveable, joyful daughter and we are incredibly blessed to have you in our lives.

Update: These days you are quite active. You love climbing on everything including on your Daddy and myself. You ask often to ride down our legs and say, "down the super slide." You have started to do some pretend play and want me to pretend play with you. This is new for me since you have always wanted to play independently. I am enjoying these imaginitive games with you and love to see how exciting it is for you. Unlike most little girls your age you don't enjoy playing with dolls much and you prefer to play with planes, cars, trains, and soccer balls. But I wouldn't say you seek out "boy" things either. For your birthday you made sure to ask for a pink plane. You also love Dora. Funny thing is you first found out about her through merchandise at the store. You love to hum different tunes and one of your favorite songs is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. You also like "Al Tambor" You like to be helpful and contribute by putting some of your clothes away, putting clothes in the hamper, throwing away diapers, setting the table, putting toys away and feeding Marisa. I have to be so vigilant of this because you want to share what you're eating and it's often a big piece of food. As I take the food away from her you remind me that Marisa only eats small pieces of food. You like to dress up just to practice putting clothes on and when you can't you get frustrated and repeatedly say "ayudame, ayudame." You also like help too. You are learning so much, and I love to watch you learn and discover the world around you. My sweet Elena, I hope you continue to enjoy life the way you do. You have taught me so much and I know I will learn so much more along the way.

Pictures of the day


Rachel said...

Happy birthday, Elena! Thanks for the update, Josie. It's good to hear how she is doing. You guys look great (and cozy in your sweaters). Miss you.

Julia said...

Feliz Cumpleanos Amiga!!!!! :) God bless you on your third birthday, we miss you and pray that you had a WONDERFUL CELEBRATION!!!!!!!

Jamison said...

Oh, so sweet! Time has FLOWN by!! Those are beautiful pictures.

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! I can't believe she is 3 already! You guys look wonderful! What a beautiful family!