Selena sings from elichris on Vimeo.
Easter was a lot of fun. The Easter bunny hid tons of eggs and the girls went nuts from sheer excitement and from too much candy. You can see in the image above how they destroyed the kitchen in literally two minutes.
As the weather gets nicer, we’re spending lots of time hiking, playing in the yard, planting, bike riding and running and just burning energy.
Selena is using her imagination more and more. She loves painting, expressing herself, reading and doing dramatic play. She dances and sings often and loves her new CD player from the Easter bunny. She’s often heard singing, “Let it go, let it go…” the songs from Frozen and never gets sick of hearing it. Daddy and I now moan when that song comes on.
The other day she had pink mittens on her hands and I told her they were nice and she told me, “thanks I was born with them.”
She’s very inquisitive and I have a lot of fun observing and interacting with her.
Phoenix is testing us more and more and has figured out how to climb onto the dining room table. The other day Peter wouldn’t let her have markers (her favorite art tool that she draws all over herself with) so she climbed onto the table and got them, and that about sums up her personality as I’ve seen it evolve. She now yells, “mom, mom, mom,” when I turn and look, she is usually doing something she’s not suppose to do, like dancing on the table.
Phoenix also loves Frozen and often sings along with her sister with her limited vocabulary. She has also become interested in the potty at 18 months and has used the tiny potty twice. I was very excited until I saw her stand in the potty and put her hands in her mess. She has part of the concept, so we’ll keep encouraging her.
Peter and Eli Update
We just had our 5 year wedding anniversary. We’ve been together for 13 years and friends for 16. It was nice to celebrate and enjoy each other. It’s hard with kids, so we’re trying to make sure we get our time in and lately it’s making a big difference. I’m so lucky to have such a great family here and in New Orleans.
We saw the passing of a great woman, Mary Kerr, and I wish I could have been home to hug everyone. I’m not able to fly in to celebrate her life with our family, but I’ll celebrate her in other ways. I’m so glad to have known her and am thankful she had a full 92 years of life and it was indeed a life well lived. I can only hope to be so lucky.