The life and times of the little Miss...
Hey all, we thought it was time to update you on Eleni. I know some of you are missing her so we thought we'd let you know what she is up to, growth, social etc etc.
So firstly let me say Eleni is growing like a weed, all of 101cm (3' 3.5") tall the girl knows no bounds and weighs 17kg. She's now 3 1/2 yrs old and the growth things isn't slowing down. She onto a size 9 (Canadian) shoe and we've started the parental lament of, not another pair of shoes. I think that makes 3 sizes in 6 months????
Strangely enough Eleni has developed a thing for the phone. It becomes a competition on who can answer first. I am trying to teach her to answer with "hello who is it?", I've gone for the simpler route as her normal answer is, "Hello Daddy". Yes very cute but I've had many people confused and the occasional French local hangup!
Eleni loves to be read to and has even started making up her own stories. If things are a little fraught I ask Eleni to read to me, she has a fantastic memory for the story and will also make up stories related to the pictures.
Miss E's great loves at the moment are pirates and princesses. Closely followed by her knights and 'babies'. Oh there are also her cars and rubber ducks and should I mention her colouring, beads, photography and painting and digging at the park. Ok she loves lots of things but we love the fact that it's all still very broad, nothing is excluded because it's a girl or boy thing (though a little boy of 5 did try to tell her today that she is a girl and shouldn't play monsters or she'll get hurt, I squashed that one pretty quick). She loves to 'sword' fight with Daddy, look after her baby dolls and race her cars to the finish line, did I also mention her love of running from the monster or pretending to be a monster depending on her mood. No fear just lots of fun for her and anyone she is with. Oh yes and we are back into swimming (even when it's 0 outside!)
Eleni can count to 10 in 3 languages and i have to admit I think her French is developing much faster than mine, I think those books Daddy reads at bedtime help.
She loves to cook with me especially if it something yummy because she's already learnt the art of licking the bowl cleaning. We are presently trying to tell Eleni her birthday only happens once a year but it's ok because we can make chocolate cake without a birthday. We're calling it an "I love you cake!"
Eleni is also learning to write her name. She can spell it aloud and recognises her alphabet and now we are starting on letter writing. It's fun especially when she insists on writing an 'E' with at least 5 (someimes 7) horizontal stripes instead of 3!
Eleni is a chatter in case you didn't know, she draws lots of attention in the street with many people stopping to chat to her, it's just a pity that often it is in French. we love her to pieces and though she loves to push the boudaries she is growing into a pretty polite, happy and special little girl and we thank God for her ever single day.