Sunday, May 8, 2011

Eli ♥s Reggaeton

For Mother’s Day we decided to take Eliana to the Splash Pad after her nap.  Whoa baby!  We didn’t expect to see the masses of people there! There was a family with a boom box blaring Reggaeton music and tons of children!! 

Even Eliana felt sheepish initially.

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Big Mama, Little Mama.

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Then Eli started to make friends. This little girl was so cute!! However, Eli was not pleased when Little Miss Cutie walked off to play elsewhere.  So what did Eli do?  Chase her down to inform her she had to return and play with her.  Of course, she was flatly ignored!

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And then the Reggaeton music took Eliana over. This girl got jiggy with some never before seen dance moves! 

This is the Marilyn Monroe.

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This one looks a little Michael Jackson-esque…??

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JW and I were laughing hysterically at this point! 

This is the Karate Kid.

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This little mama can move!!!

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Mother’s Day is hard work!

Thanks to the Kemp School of Glue Stick Mastery, Eliana was thoroughly equipped to create beautiful Mother’s Day cards for her tia and grannies! 

I had previously been unsuccessful at coaxing Eli to wield the glue stick, mainly because she didn’t like being “sticky”.

But after a few hours under Coco Mama’s tutelage, Eli is now a glue stick pro! I have never seen anyone work a stick of glue more diligently! Smile She glued up the back of the pics…

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Then she placed each picture on the “family tree”…

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Just right!

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The glitter phase.  It is redundant to say Eli loved “working” with glue.  Her fingers became covered with blue glitter!   Thanks to my previous Kinder kiddos my tolerance for glitter is higher than your average mama.  However, by the time she was shaking them out in the air, I knew it was time to end the glitter phase!!  

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The finished result!  Sorry if your cards were stuck to the envelopes Mamas!  Next year we will make these much earlier.  We were so late making them that we had to stuff them with wet glue! 

Eliana even put them in the mailbox herself. She was so proud of herself.  This little mama got spoiled all afternoon long for her diligence and hard work!

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