Friday, February 24, 2012

Birthday Girl

Monday Eliana turned three.  Seriously can't believe that my baby is three already!

Last week when we asked her what she would like to do for her birthday she started naming off the college students - she wanted them to come over.  So we had a little celebration for her Sunday night during our college group meeting.  It was complete with a dining table covered in paper for coloring . . .

 . . . and a pin-the-tail-on-the-monkey game.  

This is Gaber.  He is a pre-med student and is a really great guy.  And he is also a good sport.  See the look that Eliana is doing?  Well, she has been going through a phase of trying to figure out what is "funny." So a while back Matt taught her a couple of faces she could make that will almost always get a laugh.  

And Gaber was willing to join in.

. . . with both of the funny faces. . .

Ok so this last face is how Eliana tries to make herself go cross-eyed.  Every now and then we'll be at the grocery store and she'll try it out on a kid in a nearby shopping cart.  Makes me laugh every time!  (Though the other kids usually look pretty confused.)  Sheesh what are we doing to our kids?!  Hmmm. . .helping them develop a good sense of humor, that's what I tell myself.

Man I love this kid!  And I love being her mom!  
Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!


matt & cheryl said...

oh my goodness, she is a crack-up! hmm, i wonder where she gets THAT from!?! :) what a cutie and i can't believe she's 3!!

Anna Beth said...'s so, so good to see you and your little girl, Sharon. you are both so beautiful. what a treasure.