Likes: Emilia loves LOVES her prschool... new fave people (besides Ms. Phyllis and "otro Ms. Phyllis - really Ms. Susan, the assistant) are Ray, Jackson, and Natalie - three of her buddies from class. (There are 8 boys and 4 girls in the class)... likes to carry her schoolbag around... branching out from her one show, Curious George, and is now interested in "Max Ruty" (Max & Ruby - another kids show on TV)... repeated choruses of "I do it", "it mine", "yo solita (by myself), "I love you Mama/Papa/Cholita", "no Cholita", "Cholita, ven a cama" (come to bed because now, Cholita has to sleep in Emi's room to keep her in her big girl bed)...playing soccer with Papa in the backyard (more recently, playing Cornhole/Baggo as well)... riding the sheep (see picture)...stalking the "bike gang" in the neighborhood (the dozen or so school-age kids who ride their bikes through the hood all afternoon long... emi SOOOOo wants to be one of them... Calli and Mari (two neighborhood friends, but Emi calls them CalliMali - like it's one word and like they're "calamari" - hilarious)... helping me cook... singing (pretty much at the top of her lungs - everything from "Kinkle Kinkle ittle tar" ("Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:) with "Blancanieves in the ty" (for "like a diamond in the sky) to the ABCs to Alee Galoo and the Hello song from MT classes...her bedroom nightlight...Friday Dessert Day (inspired by friends Anne and Kate, even if it meant I lost my cell phone - totally worth it!)... falafel patties...playing with her babies... coloring (a bit more than before)... playgrounds (terrifying)...broccoli (still), spring rolls (both Vietnamese and Thai forms - loves them - easily can eat an entire roll by herself)... waffles with "mielt" (miel/syrup)and of course, catsup (on pretty much everything).
Dislikes: diaper changes... putting on her face cream (I think because it's sticky feeling)... riding her trike (prefers to push it from behind)... the stroller (still - even with bribery won't stay in it past 2 minutes)... not being able to run...dark places (they give her "susto"/scare her).... brushing her teeth... wearing a hair bow... my taking her picture (sometimes she's just over it)... the rental car we're riding around in (carro yucky - this car is yucky! agreed!)... waking from her nap (is in the WORST mood post nap - crank city!)