Eliza is officially a road runner! This past weekend Eliza "ran" in the Central Park Challenge, a fund raiser for YAI, the organization that has provided Eliza with Early Intervention services, CPSE services and which runs her school, Gramercy.
Eliza ran on the team 2011 Best Friends Forever. Much like nailing Jello to a wall, it was not quite possible to get all of the team members in one photo.
Thanks to cousin Peter, we had some pretty spiffy shirts made up and a very nice banner. This of course maybe be the only moment in time when the banner was actually carried by the under 30 crowd. The team raised close to $2,000 for YAI. Not too shabby.
Eliza graduates from preschool in the coming weeks. Her graduation comes just a few weeks shy of her five year anniversary of leaving the NICU. Who knew that this little one pound baby would be able to run and play with the "big" kids, debate whether her favorite dinosaur is a Barosaurus, a Saltosaurus or an Apatosaurus and explain the difference between Reef, Tiger, Hammerhead and Lemon sharks.
Oh, and to the gentleman from the Department of Education who insisted Eliza was in the 3d percentile for gross motor function and intellectual function, kiss my backside.