Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eliza's 3rd Birthday

Oh my sweet Eliza. She woke up to a few presents and she was OVER THE MOON! Eliza wears her emotions on her sleeve and today was no exception! She was in heaven all day long! Girlfriend LOVES attention!

Her shirt is perfect for her... "WILD"...
 Trying to do "3" with her fingers...
 Oh I love her laugh...
 Stoked about her very own candy and Swimming Barbie. Eliza loves to give her Barbie's baths, so it was the perfect gift for her...
 Excited about new jammies and a new church dress too...
 So happy...
 Janie green with envy...
 Eliza's very favorite Disney character is Moana!...
 Hooray!
 She is just so cute. She loved being sung too...





 Eliza got a date with Mom and Dad too! She picked to go see "Moana" again...
 With her very own drink this time...


It's my party, I can cry if I want to...

Eliza. So much to say. So little time. Eliza is my little spitfire and she is LOUD! She yells when she's happy, she screams when she's mad. She walks loudly and makes her presence known! She has more attitude than a squad of rich cheerleaders and more zest than ripe sour lemon. She's sweeter than a chocolate doughnut and smarter than any 3 year old I've ever known. She keeps me on my toes and when I'm lazy and get off my toes, I pay for it every. single. time. You can find Eliza doing any of the following things at any given moment- trying to paint her nails, running to the neighbors house to beg for Popsicle, climbing in the pantry looking for snacks, climbing on the sink playing with soap and water and toys, trying to use the plunger in the toilet, filling the bathtub full of towels and turning the water on until it overflows and starts dripping from the ceiling below, putting lotion all over herself, putting my expensive makeup all over herself, making herself a piece of toast, climbing on a bar stool to open the garage to ride her wiggle car anywhere she can get away with, coloring on the couch, walls, carpet, bedding, toilet, house, etc.... As I type this, I just heard the van horn honk. She is in the van doing who knows what. I'll be right back...

She was in the van eating an entire pack of gum that I hid in there from the kids to try to keep for myself. See what I mean?! And what am I to do? She's 3! She might sit down for 3 minutes at a time. I guess we'll see what the next mess is that I'll have to clean up after her. With Eliza, I mostly put out fires. I'm laughing out loud as I type this because she causes me so much grief and exhausts every ounce of patience I have! BUT she fills my heart with so much joy and love and pride! I'm proud to have a child that knows what she wants and does what it takes to get it! She is ambitious and relentless, unapologetic and independent. She's also very caring and tender and when she does get in trouble, she doesn't forget it. She will tell you, "Mom, you hurt my feelings." And then you somehow quickly forget that you just spent the last 2 hours shampooing the couches that she dumped a container of yogurt on and spread around because it was fun. What I really want to say is, "NO! YOU HURT MY FEELINGS!" Hahaha! But instead, she climbs up into my forgiving lap while I smell her sweet curly hair and adore and admire her beautiful soft cherub face. Liza is the first one to greet me in the morning. She'll be the first to jump into a fun family dance party and although she likes to make messes, she's pretty good about helping me clean up. She loves to run on stage during the Primary Programs and she's not even in Primary yet. She just wiggles her way right to the front and stands there and smiles and waves. She is fearless and fun and I couldn't imagine my life without the beautiful bright exciting rainbow of light that she is! 

Happiest 3rd Birthday beautiful Eliza Faye!

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