Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I'm really behind in my posting. As I catch up, I'll probably post things as it is convenient rather than in order. 8 )

Guess who recently turned three (in May)? In case you don't know - that is this many:

Our bright EasternStar turned three around Memorial Day. Around here, birthdays are a big deal! The birthday girl (or boy in Stranger's case) gets to pick their favorite foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner AND the type of cake that they get. They also get to pick (within reason) what they want to do on their special day.

EasternStar chose waffles and sausage for breakfast, hot dogs and mac and cheese for lunch and "cheese hamburgers", baked beans, and salad for dinner. Cheeseburgers are her new favorite food. Sometimes she'll come to me during the day and say "Mommy. I need cheese hamburgers". So cute!

As for how to spend the day, she chose to spend it at the zoo. Isn't that what we call our house?? 8 )

Here's a shot of the birthday girl at the zoo:

Look at how excited her sisters were to be there!


In the afternoon she wanted to help make her birthday cake. She chose a yellow cake with chocolate icing. Yum!

What's a birthday without getting to lick the spoon full of batter?

Sprinkles were courtesy of TinyDancer.

I can't believe that our baby is three! She is getting so big. Her physical therapy is going great. She can jump up and down - and loves to on our neighbors trampoline -and is working on jumping forward. She can also ride a tricycle - which she has been doing at therapy for months but only just started doing at home. We are still working on her balance and her core strength. I didn't think that she would like it - but she loves to do her "homework" and wheelbarrow walk on her hands.

Speech is going well. Her big sister has taught her all kinds of useful phrases like "Oh, come on, really Mommy?" and "I'm going I'm going I'm going". Nice, huh? 8 )

Potty training is a work in progress. She stays dry most days and we are working on her pulling her pants up and down by herself.

I don't want to wish the summer away because we are having a blast - but I'm excited for her to start preschool in the fall. I know that she is going to love being around kids that can do the same stuff that she can and I hope that she'll gain some confidence in her abilities.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I found your blog a few months ago when I was searching blogs on international adoptions. I just want to tell you that I love reading about your sweet family. I hope to have a family like yours one day too. I have two sisters, so when I read about Eastern Star, I feel like I'm reading about myself, except for the being adopted thing. Anyways, I just wanted to say hi!