63 Months

Sixty-three months now!

[[image:2013-yaya63month-03.jpg:Trying on her Bollywood Princess costume:center:0]]

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So this month, Yaya had some adventures in trying new foods! First, there was the disastrous attempt at eating an apple. Yaya suggested it herself and then welched out of it, and after two hours of holding on to the apple, we placed it in her mouth and she purposely threw up to get away from it.

[[image:2013-yaya63month-02.jpg:Crying because she doesn’t want to eat the apple nor does she want to let us take it away from her:center:0]]

But after that debacle, she felt really really badly (it was her own idea to begin with, after all). So she made up for it by eating miniscule slices of strawberry for two days in a row. And then she also ate a tiny bit of the white part of a hard boiled egg (which she proclaimed did not taste like anything!).

[[image:2013-yaya63month-05.jpg:Eating a hard boiled egg with a spoon:center:0]]

So food-wise, some losses and some wins. It was a pretty action packed month. Yaya is progressing well with her reading and math skills, had fun painting plates, went to the dentist, and then there was Halloween. We also went to Pennsylvania for work for a week and everyone did well there. New imaginary friends keep popping up, but we just roll with it. Yaya and Adik have a lot of fun together. It’s all good!

Anyway, let’s get to my favorite photos of the month.

[[image:2013-yaya63month-01.jpg:Yaya loves to paint!:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya63month-10.jpg:Happily doing artwork:center:0]]

Here’s Yaya pitching a fit at the dentist, not wanting to get her teeth painted with orange-flavored fluoride:

[[image:2013-yaya63month-07.jpg:No! No!:center:0]]

This was an issue at her last dentist checkup and she had made a deal with Barbara the hygienist, that when she was five years old, she would get the fluoride painted on her teeth. This is the last procedure, she had had her teeth cleaned, flossed, photographed and everything. After about a half hour of convincing (and some trickery on my part), she finally consented.

[[image:2013-yaya63month-08.jpg:Paint that fluoride on her teeth:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya63month-09.jpg:Primal scream of success!!:center:0]]

Next, here’s some fun with Adik:

[[image:2013-yaya63month-04.jpg:Sayaaaang Adik!:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya63month-11.jpg:In their make-shift tent for stargazing:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya63month-12.jpg:Fun in a box!:center:0]]

Here’s some fun photos of Yaya with our friends in Pennsylvania:

[[image:2013-yaya63month-15.jpg:Lorna and Yaya at Plaza Azteca:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya63month-16.jpg:Funny faces with Melissa at happy hour:center:0]]

And now here are some of my favorite photos of the girl:

[[image:2013-yaya63month-13.jpg:Happily trying on her halloween costume:center:0]]

[[image:2013-yaya63month-14.jpg:Owl hat to help her not miss her owl plate:center:0]]

Happy 63-month birthday, baby girl!! We love you!

[[image:2013-yaya63month-06.jpg:Love this shot!:center:0]]

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