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76 Months

Posted by sila
Saturday 22 November 2014 at 12:00 am.
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76 months of Yaya!

Bloooooooooooood
 

* Mouse over the pictures for captions

OK since it is almost January as I sit to write this entry, I feel like I can barely remember what November was like. It was busy. We spent two weeks in Tampa, Florida (including another quick Clearwater Beach getaway), then it was Thanksgiving and we had a houseguest and went to Elkhart, Indiana. So it was a busy busy month.

Reading status: no change. Still the same. We are still trying to gently encourage her. She does like it when we read to her. It will come together for her, inshallah.

Food status: Yaya tried a few more things in November. This includes:
* croissants (she'd tried this before but for breakfast at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, she ate them like crazy, dipped in butter)
* fresh juiced orange juice (Becky has a juicer and Yaya helped prepare the juice and then actually drank it! She refused to drink self-juiced orange juice when we did it at home)
* cracker (Yaya tried a different kind of cracker - I believe it was a parmesan cracker)
* popcorn (Yaya tried popcorn when we went to the Nutcracker with her cousins and her Aunt Becky - she did not like it but she tried it)

Since this entry is being written so late, let's go straight to the pictures. First, some Clearwater Beach action shots. It was colder this time (in November), but we still enjoyed our weekend at the beach. We still swam in the sea and the pool, although more time was spent on the beach rather than in the water.

Playing in the sand with her brother
 

Being a seagull, I think
 

Running in the waves
 

Wave jumping
 

The hole that they are digging keeps getting filled with water
 

Attacked by waves!

Here are some hotel shots:

Yaya and Adik at breakfast
 

The breakfast lady at our hotel in Tampa made this lovely hair ornament for Yaya!

At Thanksgiving, Becky took us to a local production of the Nutcracker:

Yaya and the girls
 

Cousin Gabby braided Yaya's hair

We had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend at Becky and Phil's. Thanks for the lovely time! :-)

Becky reads to Yaya and Adik
 

Here are some of my favorite solo shots of the girl from this month:

Proudly showing off her "paper mini" Pocoyo
 

Yaya made me go through the blog looking at all the paper minis that her Pak Yope has made, as she wanted a Pocoyo paper mini. Since Pak Yope had not made any, she decided to make one herself! And she wanted me to take pictures to send to her Pak Yope. :-)

With a blue elephant at the art museum in Elkhart. Yaya went to her first art museum!
Creating her Nutcracker masterpiece based on the nutcracker that Becky gave to her
 

New Hello Kitty knock-off footed 'jamas!

Happy 76-month birthday, baby girl!! We love you!!!

Raccoon-hatted smiley girl

six comments

Hisham

Oh yay! That’s a great looking Pocoyo paper miniature!

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 02-01-’15 10:19
sila

yaya says “thank you pak yope!” :-)

sila - 04-01-’15 05:44
Lil

Miss Yaya the Artist! And hey, we just saw Nutcracker over the NYE! How did Yaya enjoy it? Has she try to score some dancing lessons yet? ;)

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 04-01-’15 21:31
sila

yes, miss yaya the artist :). she loved the nutcracker – it was a local production and modern interpretation of the ballet, but it was cool. yaya was very into it! she claims she knows ballet from watching peppa pig though ;) did you enjoy the nutcracker, lil?

sila - 06-01-’15 15:09
Lil

Hehe… we were at a more professional production and it was superb. So elegant, and I’m not sure how they pull off some of the feat they did!

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 07-01-’15 14:14
sila

i thought about taking Y to the cincinnati ballet’s production of the Nutcracker (the professional version) but we ran out of time during the busy holiday season. but the local production and modern interpretation was still very very good! :-)

sila - 09-01-’15 14:32


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