If you click on the picture, you can see her growing locks in the back.
GramE, Kallie, and Eliana to the left
August has been a blur of events. I had a baby shower in the middle of the month. I didn't bring my camera, but I'll get some pictures of the shower from my sister some time in the future. If I haven't had the baby by then, I just might put them up on the blog. I'm not promising a whole lot of blogging once our newest wee one comes. We had a lot of family come up from our hometown. It was great for Eliana to see them, especially her cousin Kallie who she played very well with.
Eliana and Kallie
Eliana's memory is cracking us up. In July, she saw Thomas. Thomas showed her a giant stuffed animal tiger which happened to terrify her. If you mention Thomas, she says, "Thomas. Tiger." After the baby shower, which was nearly two weeks ago, Taylor was holding Eliana when she had an accident (which hasn't happened to anyone else while they were holding her). Here and there she brings up, "Pee Pee on Taylor." She is very sorry that she did so.
Things Eliana reads or is read to are very important to her. She regularly goes looking for the moon outside since in one of her books a bear and the moon play hide and go seek. She can tell you just about all of the words for Kitten for a Day as you turn the pages. Dr. Seuss's ABC An Amazing Alphabet Book cracks her up on the "c" page because the camel is on the ceiling. "Silly camel" is her response. Her new favorite series is the Little Bear series. We picked up another story today at the library. It amazes me how she can sit and listen for such a long time. It is such a blessing, because she isn't whining due to her teeth if she is sitting and listening.
We've reached the 35+ week mark in pregnancy! Eliana often says, "The baby is growing!" One night a week or so ago she said, "Baby sister. Baby sister come out and play!" I told her baby sister needs to keep growing for a few more weeks. We love at night when after giving me a hug and a kiss, she kisses baby sister by kissing my belly. We've been getting some of the baby gear out, and she loves playing with it all. Her dollies have gone in the stroller, the car seat, and had their clothes changed multiple times thanks to Aunt Marcie's handy sewing work.