62 Months

Sixty-two months since the girl was born!

[[image:2013-yaya62month-02.jpg:Artsy Yaya in her tent-fort:center:0]]

The hat was a gift from Pak Yope and Wan Yong way back in 2010. 🙂

* Mouse over the pictures for captions

As I mentioned in the sixty-one month entry, I’m continuing with Yaya’s monthly posts but minimizing the chatter.

We have pretty much been maintaining the status quo. No new foods were eaten, steady progress on reading, writing and arithmetic. Lot of artwork done in the house. All good things. Yaya now travels with an entourage of “imaginary friends”, all of whom are cartoon characters from her favorite tv shows. New ones keep popping up. She even made paper teddy bears for imaginary Peep, Chirp and Quack to sleep with and some of her imaginary friends sleep with real stuffed animals.

Yaya is a good big sister and plays with her brother all the time. She can still be a little rough with him but he is getting bigger and stronger and able to hold his own (and sometimes retaliate) so, she’s learning the consequences of not being nice to him too. 🙂

We went to Orange Beach, AL for another beach vacation, but no work excursions. I had to yell at imaginary Quack for trying to swim in the swamp, as he does not believe that there are real gators there. And sternly warn Yaya not to get off the trail to rescue him.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Yaya taken this month:

[[image:2013-yaya62month-01.jpg:Fierce Yaya at Caesar Creek Visitor Center:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-03.jpg:Yaya working on her water drawing of Peep, Chirp and Quack:center:0]]


[[image:2013-yaya62month-08.jpg:Attacked by a giant panda!:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-10.jpg:Examining her upside down reflection in the spoon:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-11.jpg:One cool chick doing artwork to pass the time in the car:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-12.jpg:At a playground during our travels:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-14.jpg:Buttery-faced Yaya with the absurdly sturdy fort she build for her imaginary friends:center:0]]

Next, a section of Yaya and Adik photos:

[[image:2013-yaya62month-04.jpg:Sitting on the lemonade chair together:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-05.jpg:Weather Reporter Yaya confers with Weather Assistant Adik during a weather report on tv:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-09.jpg:Sayang Adik!:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-13.jpg:Pushing Adik on the baby swings:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya62month-15.jpg:Making sure Adik doesn’t fall off on his first ride on Sandy the Meijer horse:center:0]]

Happy 62-month birthday, baby girl! We love you!!

[[image:2013-yaya62month-06.jpg:See you next month!:center:0]]

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