Eliza is so spunky these days. She is making all sorts of connections on her own and loves to tell jokes, ask funny questions, and entertain us with the most ridiculous antics. Here are some of the recent Eliza-isms.
One of her favorite phrases is, "Let's go pump!" She obviously has been overly exposed to me using the breast pump. After all of these weeks, she still thinks nursing is strange and doesn't quite understand why the babies just don't use a bottle all the time. She'll frantically tell me, "She needs milk!" (the babies are she to her). She then runs off, looking for a bottle.
Because of the babies, Eliza has taken a sudden interest in her dolls and enjoys feeding them with their plastic bottles. This newfound interest means she is more aware of her little brothers. When she attempted to pick Ezra up and put him into her stroller, I had to let her know that real babies shouldn't be lifted by her.
Something that is not new is her love for chocolate. She will randomly ask for a "treat" countless times throughout the day. What is new, though, is her tenacity regarding obtaining chocolate. Earlier today, Cheryl caught her climbing up our bedroom dresser to get to her Valentine's Day stash of candy. She had used her potty as a stepping stool and then pulled out the drawers to stand in as she climbed upward. She is quite the Houdini!
My favorite Eliza and chocolate experience involved our little girl dangling a bag of chocolate covered blueberries (Acai berries from Costco that are delicious) in front of Elliott's face. She then said, "Here, kitty kitty!" I mean really, where did she learn that!? We don't have cats, play with cats, or ever say those words. I can only guess she heard it once somewhere and then decided to randomly apply it to her brother. I was thoroughly entertained.
Eliza is also very observant. On Friday morning, I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. She looked at me and then told Nathan, "She's sick. She needs to go to the doctor." I told her I was tired and she said, "Shhhh...she's sleeping!" and wanted me to close my eyes.
Lastly, Eliza has become quite the jokester during prayers. While saying prayers Saturday night, Eliza thanked Heavenly Father for "pink, balloons, princess shoes"... and then "Daddy." I didn't make the list that day.
We love that Eliza is talking so much and developing an adorable sense of humor. I sometimes wonder, though, how long will she incessantly ask, "What are you doing? What are you doing? What are you doing?" She asks that about 40 times a day or so (if not more).
I really hope she starts taking notes, soon. This repeating myself constantly thing is really getting old :)
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
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