Monday, November 28, 2011

The Entertainer

The other day we had Ben and Cathy and their two daughters over for dinner. Eliana found that dropping things made baby Ruby laugh, so she spent a good part of her evening doing this.... Entertaining Ruby and entertaining us all!
From Nov 28, 2011

Deck the Halls....

Our halls have been decked. Woohoo!
From Deck the Halls
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Fa la la la la.... la la la la!!

Monday, November 07, 2011


Eliana: "Ow! I bit my tongue."
Me: "You did?"
Eliana: "Yeah. I bit it while I was cackling." Exit living room left skipping merrily

Sunday, November 06, 2011

First Snow!

Yesterday Bozeman received its first sticking snow of the year. Eliana was jazzed. First we put on her skis and slid down the steepest part of our yard, which is flat enough that she needs a push to get started. We had just picked up her skis and helmet the night before, so the snow was perfectly timed. Then we went to a park which has a good sized hill. We sledded for quite a while and then decided to try some more skiing.

We had the hill to ourselves, which I thought was weird, since normally a sunny weekend day with fresh snow results in hoards of families throwing themselves down the slopes. It all made more sense when I found out that yesterday was the annual ski swap which is a giant magnet for snow-crazed, child-raising Bozemanites. Imagine a Black-Friday-like event for warehouses full of used ski gear, with an emphasis on gear for kids.

When we went skiing at the same place today, the hill was a madhouse. We struggled to find a place Eliana could practice without getting run over by the teenagers on a giant innertube and without smooshing a toddler at the bottom. Eventually we found a particularly weedy spot that the sledders had scorned. From there she happily made runs down until she was worn out.

Friday, November 04, 2011

They're different

Elizabeth left dark and early this morning to drive to a Mary Kay shindig in Seattle. She left the following note on the table. Eliana read it nearly by herself while eating breakfast this morning. Her biggest struggle was recognizing the uppercase cursive letter "I". They haven't gotten to that in kindergarten yet.

After she finished reading the note and the meaning had sunk in, Eliana sniffed a little bit and said something like, "She said she loves me twice. She loves me so much. That's so sad."

I don't think I'll ever understand girls.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Eliana made the news!!

Eliana made the evening news last night!! (So did Cheryl Sheedy, my Mary Kay Director... you can see her in this clip, too.)