|Eleanor loves flan.|
Her nickname is Boo.
Most kids are eager for their next birthday milestone. It’s clear because they will state their ages in terms of how close they are to the next milestone, “I’m almost 10.” Eleanor doesn’t seem to care about the milestone as much as just being older. She yearns to be older. She carries a strong sense that there is a mysterious adult world that is beyond her age. She wants to penetrate that world today, to know it now, everything. Since she could speak, she has been attuned, hyper attuned to anything that might serve as a clue. She asks a lot of questions.
|Eleanor loves flan so much, she|
asked at a local restaurant if they
would teach her how to make it.
Here she is at her cooking class.
I love that since we started our journey as a family in May, Eleanor has bonded with her sister in a way that was unimaginable one year ago. The two girls are yin and yang, night and day. I’m heartened to have learned recently that Eleanor appreciates the value of this more than anyone.
I’m eager and excited to begin my ninth year with her, spending more time in her company than ever before.
Happy birthday Boo.
|Eleanor loves key lime pie too. You can't really tell from this picture, but Tami from|
s/v Andiamo III made Eleanor a key lime pie in her favorite color tonight, blue.
Fortunately it still tasted really good.