|This is Evita’s “Portrait-of-the-Week” for Jodi’s Project. My favorite portrait from last week was baby Lola enjoying the Cali life. You can find all the portraits here.|
I keep forgetting to write about this in my blog, but Eva seems to be picking up a bit of a British/Swahili-style accent here. It’s only on words that I always speak to her in Spanish. Water, for example. Even if I’m speaking to her in English, I’ll still call water “agua.” So now whenever Eva does say water, she pronounces it, “Woo-tah” or something like that. It’s adorable. I have a video of it somewhere I’ll dig up eventually.
This week Eva went down the pool slide at the Yacht Club all by herself. This was a huge deal for her, and she wanted to go again and again and again.
And here’s what else Eva has been up to:
As many pictures as I take of Eva, I’m SO bad at getting video. That’s why this year I’ve decided to share at least one video a week. I think that will hold me accountable and encourage me to film more instead of just snapping pictures. Here are a couple from our week:
Practicing with Letters and Counting to Ten:
The blocks she’s using in the first part of the video come from this toy. The toy is pretty cool because the kid can put the block in the machine and the machine will tell the kid the letter so they can practice when you’re not available to play. My mom bought it for Eva last time we were in Texas. She’s really been into letters lately.
According to my pregnancy app, I’ll be 2/3 through my pregnancy this week. I feel like Damian is reaching the peak of his fetal movement abilities. He’s constantly turning and kicking and punching to the point where it’s almost painful. Soon he’ll be too big for all that commotion, I think. I love it, though. It leads me to daydream about his tiny newborn body wriggling around in real life.
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