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March 2015

Wow, March was a busy, busy month for us! Of course the main event was Eliza’s third birthday but we had a lot of fun the rest of the month celebrating other things too.

The month started out with Eliza having sleeping problems. She’s always been a really good sleeper so this was a change for us. She kept coming downstairs multiple times telling she wasn’t ready to go to bed or there were monsters in her room or that she just wanted to cuddle. It went on for a few long weeks but then stopped by the end of the month.

We went to see the movie Cinderella and Eliza actually stayed through the whole movie! It was her first time lasting through an entire movie in the theater. A few times during the movie she said she was ready to go home but we just kept telling her that she would miss Cinderella at the ball and that seemed to change her mind.

My mom came to visit from March 18-25 and we had a nice visit. She has never been able to come visit for Eliza’s birthday or go to her party so it was nice to have her be able to come. We went to Filoli Gardens and took her to the Sacramento Railroad Museum and had a good visit. We did Eliza’s party at Skipolini’s in Walnut Creek on Saturday, March 21. They have a nice outdoor area in the back and a playscape for kids and she and her friends had a great time. My friend Sharon of Lovely Little Cakes made her this amazing allergen-free cake since Eliza wanted the birthday theme to be Frozen and the cake was beautiful AND delicious.

On Eliza’s actual birthday we went to the doctor for her 3 year old check up, went to Little Farm in Berkeley and were going to ride the carousel and steam train, which she loves to do, but they were both closed. So we drove down to Danville and had lunch at Los Panchos (she loves carne asada and rice) and then went to Miglet’s for a birthday cupcake. That night after Andy got home from work we went to dinner at In-N-Out Burger. Then we came home and had a mini birthday celebration and gave her presents from us. It was a fun day.

In March we also did some allergy testing to see if she had outgrown any allergies. The test showed that she had outgrown her egg and banana allergy and that she was also allergic to sesame. The next steps were to go to the office and do an oral food challenge with egg and then follow that up with banana. More on how that went in the April update.

We also attended a fun Easter party at her friend Sophia’s house. It was a fun party with a bounce house, egg hunt and craft project of painting a pot and then putting a marigold in it as a take home gift. It was a really nice day.

On a sad note, one of Eliza’s little friends died this month. Keira turned 3 on February 25 and Eliza attended her birthday party on March 8. Sweet little Keira passed away on Saturday, March 14 of complications from Myocarditis. It was very sudden and unexpected and we are all sad and her parents are devastated. We met Keira and her mom in the newborn moms group at DayOne back in the spring of 2012 when the girls were little so it is really hitting home for a lot of us. We will always remember sweet little Keira.

Eliza saying of the month (apparently I only wrote down one):

Eliza to my mom after she patted Andy on the shoulder: Don’t pet my daddy. He’s not a dog!

I had my first parent/teacher conference for Eliza this month and her teacher can totally see her being involved in drama or acting in some form and said she needs to work on this: “Eliza likes to lead her friends but needs to work on talking to them in a nice tone of voice. Eliza needs to use her words instead of her hands when she is frustrated.”

Some pics from the month:

Potting her plant at the Easter party

Potting her plant at the Easter party

Easter party

Easter party

Enjoying another birthday cupcake.

Enjoying another birthday cupcake.

Enjoying her birthday cupcake

Enjoying her birthday cupcake

Painting at the Easter party

Painting at the Easter party

Easter party

Easter party

Her beautiful birthday cake

Her beautiful birthday cake

Her new dollhouse

Her new dollhouse

Lunch in Half Moon Bay

Lunch in Half Moon Bay

After neighborhood Easter egg hunt

After neighborhood Easter egg hunt

Easter party!

Easter party!

Birthday party with mom and dad

Birthday party with mom and dad

blowing out her candles

blowing out her candles

Silly face

Silly face

Easter party fun!

Easter party fun!

Filoli Gardens wtih mommy

Filoli Gardens wtih mommy

Filoli Gardens with grandma

Filoli Gardens with grandma

Lunch in Sacramento with grandma

Lunch in Sacramento with grandma

At Filoli Gardens

At Filoli Gardens

Eliza wearing an Easter dress that my mom made me when I was about her age.

Eliza wearing an Easter dress that my mom made me when I was about her age.

Eliza with her delicious birthday cake!

Eliza with her delicious birthday cake!

Eliza's birthday party

Eliza’s birthday party

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Grandma is here!

Grandma is here!

Having fun with Sophia

Having fun with Sophia

Playing in the sand with Summer

Playing in the sand with Summer

Rose from Luba at her birthday party

Rose from Luba at her birthday party

Little Farm on her birthday

Little Farm on her birthday

Her back after the allergy test

Her back after the allergy test

Post-allergy test cupcake

Post-allergy test cupcake

Irish dancing at the Walnut Creek First Wednesday

Irish dancing at the Walnut Creek First Wednesday

Pretty girl!

Pretty girl!

Lounging while waiting for her 3 year check up

Lounging while waiting for her 3 year check up

Silly face

Silly face

Talking to Kelsey at her birthday party

Talking to Kelsey at her birthday party

She made a lite brite "cake" for daddy

She made a lite brite “cake” for daddy

Miglet's after her allergy test

Miglet’s after her allergy test

Lunch in Sacramento

Lunch in Sacramento

Again, not sleeping in her bed

Again, not sleeping in her bed

Face paint at the zoo

Face paint at the zoo

Sleeping on the couch when she wouldn't sleep on the bed

Sleeping on the couch when she wouldn’t sleep on the bed

Sweet Keira and her mom  Kristen at her 3rd birthday party.

Sweet Keira and her mom Kristen at her 3rd birthday party.

Sweet, sweet Keira. You will never be forgotten!

Sweet, sweet Keira. You will never be forgotten!

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