I’m taking a photograph of Eleanor each day until the new baby arrives, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of three.
Eleanor, it is such a pleasure to watch you grow into the person you are becoming. You are sweet, inquisitive, funny, and bright. Every day you make mama and daddy so happy, and so very proud of you.
Your hair is getting really long in the back and you’ve been sporting a baby mullet for a while now. You haven’t had a haircut yet, and it’s starting to bother you when your hair gets in your eyes. You do love to have your hair done though, often in pigtails or with the front held back by a barrette.
Today was one of the coldest days of the year so far. The high temperature was 4˚ but the windchill brought it down to -20˚. Brrrr! You weren’t outside for long, which is good because you don’t seem to enjoy the cold and snow very much.
Mama and daddy are having the basement finished so that we can make room for your new ‘big girl’ bedroom. You love running around down there and checking out the progress. Hopefully the basement will be done before your little brother arrives!
The Bears played the Packers today to see who would be going to the Super Bowl (the Packers won). Everyone on daddy’s side of the family gathered at Aunt Portia’s house to watch the game and cheer for Chicago, but you were more interested in the dogs than the Bears.
You were a bit out of it this morning. You probably weren’t feeling well. Lots of rest and some chicken soup for lunch seemed to help though, and you were back to your usual sunny self later in the day.
You’re getting better and better at drawing. You used to just make dots, hitting the crayons against the paper, but now you scribble and draw lines. You also like to have other people draw things for you that you can name. Cats, dogs, birds, hearts, and stars are all popular choices.