Monday, June 28, 2010

Elisabeth's Day

Elisabeth has attended friends' birthday parties in the past, but they've always been invitations extended to our whole family, or to her and her siblings. Saturday she was invited to a preschool classmate's party and only Elisabeth was invited. It ended up that Joe took her to the party, but she was positively aglow from all the "tea" (juice), cake and party games by the time Joe brought her home.

Madeleine and Hank grew out of the baby and toddler stages gradually, or so it seemed to Joe and me at the time. Elisabeth has seemingly sprouted overnight, both physically and emotionally, and it's taken some time for Joe and me to realize that she wants the same things the other kids get: activities, time alone with a parent, special things that only they get to do.

We forget these things because, to us, Elisabeth is still a baby. But the excitement about this party and that look on her face that is very little-almost-big -girl-esque tell me that Joe and I need to do a better job of remembering.


Elephantschild said...

I want your chair.

Just saying.

(And your daughter is ADORABLE.)

Anonymous said...

So true.

Cate said...

IKEA is kind enough to update their slipcover selection every few years or more and I am kind enough to buy new ones every few years or so. These red slipcovers, however, have been around for awhile and I am exceptionally partial to them and haven't had the desire to change them. :-)