Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

Another one in the books. No one was sick this year. Hooray!

Niall was a shadow. Eleri was Sally the mouse. Rowan was a fox.
We carved pumpkins after school, but Niall pooped out on doing his. He chose a complicated design. Oh well.
I carved Eleri's after she chose the design, and Rowan carved his own.
Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Now she is five

It's hard to believe, isn't it?
Eleri has had a great birthday. She got lots of presents, had a party with her friends, and in general feels like a special little person. What more can we ask for? Birthday photo set located here: Eleri's 5th Birthday

We also got the news from the endocrine doctor. Everything looks the same as it did before, so we can keep on as we're keeping on, and they'll see her again in April. :)

It's hard to believe that next year she'll be in kindergarten. Crazy. What am I going to do without my little shadow?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The birthday starts early

Eleri got a bit of her birthday fun early this week. We had to take the van to the shop for the scary noise it was making (no big deal, heat shield is now tightened, yay!) and I had taken her car seat out just in case we needed to put it in the green car to get somewhere.
I'd been planning to turn her forward facing for her birthday but I didn't want to install her car seat rearfacing only to turn it forward in less than a week, so we turned it early.
She loves it. She keeps saying "weeee!" and says that she loves looking forward. She looks so BIG to me now!
Putting her forward facing meant that we needed to drag the other seat out of the shed to put it in the van, so she could be behind the driver. More convenient for me during the day - especially since that door is the one that works well. The one on the passenger side is stupid and takes an act of congress to get open, and we all know how well that's been working lately...
But to get the seat out of the shed, John had to take a bunch of the outside toys out to get to it. One of those things was the bike I'd been saving for Eleri's birthday. She saw it and there was no going back. So, another birthday present early. She loves her new bike, too!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

For your enjoyment

This weekend I got purple hair!
No, it won't wash out. Yes, I meant for it to be like that.
I've wanted purple hair for years!
And Loki got bat ears
Hers will come off. That dog will do ANYTHING for jerky.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Enjoy the little things!

We saw the endocrine people today. I found that shirt about a month ago. Isn't it perfect for her?
The good news - Eleri has grown 2cm in the last 5 months. We no longer have to cuff the legs of the jeans that we had to cuff twice last year. Hooray!
But her growth velocity is still only at 4.8cm a year. They really want it to be at least 5cm, but since it's almost there we can do a little more watchful waiting, maybe. They took 3 tubes of blood today to run some more growth hormone tests. If she's at the same level as she was last time, or has gone up, we'll continue to wait and watch. If her level is lower, they want to go ahead with the full growth hormone stim test. They'll call with results in a couple of weeks and we'll go from there.

Official Stats

Height: 92.9cm or 3 feet and 0.58 inches
Weight: 13.1kg or 28lbs 14.1oz

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Happy girl

Someone was really happy that dance class is starting back up again.