March 3 is Girls’ Day in Japan! It’s celebrated with Hina doll displays, silk crepe decorations strung together, and a song. Traditionally, you must take down the decorations right away or your daughter won’t get married.
Well, Eloise’s baby mobile over her crib is actually a Girls’ Day mobile I attached to a music box to spin around at bed time. She loves it year-round…or at least for all five months she’s been out and about.
We celebrated Girls’ Day with weather gorgeous enough for a front porch tea party with all the neighbors who have ~five-month-old baby girls. So much precious!
Eloise can shakily sit up for a few seconds, LOVES her bumbo, adores Isaac and giggles at all his antics, drools and chews constantly, and stuffs everything she finds in her hands into her mouth. She is ok being strapped into strollers without her car seat finally, and even sat up in a shopping cart this weekend. She continues to have the most mesmerizing eyes I’ve ever seen. Isaac always says, “I don’t want Eloise asleep! I want Eloise awake!” when she needs a nap. He also says, “Daddy loves Mom, and I love Eloise!” She is very ticklish, but really just LOVES attention. And generally being in Isaac’s orbit. She wakes up very early.
And if a precious baby girl isn’t enough hope for the future, we happened upon a beautiful crocus this week in the neighbor’s yard, while snow still piled up around our yard. Warm weather is coming! I remember waiting for the crocuses to peak up behind the swing set when I was little. Delight! Happy Girls’ Day!