The 100 / #7: Caaz Peila

#7 Caaz Peila Royal City, WA, USA

Caaz's images

    • Oops -- Michelle Jabbora
    • These are Strawberry Plant Blossoms. We have a strawberry patch called Z Berry Patch. We sell strawberries at farmers market and to Cloudview Community Supported Agriculture. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Loopy the dog and lilac bush in my yard. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Bob the Chicken in our coop -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Chicken in hen box laying eggs -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Eggs! -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Water Ballons in our yard. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Izzi holding Robins egg's we found in the yard. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • This is my family, Mommy, Izzi, Daddy and Me. We went hiking. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • the sky during hike -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Where we hiked near our home. Frenchman Coulee. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Self Portrait of my body drawings. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Mommy holding my crystal next to my name with fields in the background. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Izzi my sister setting a tube with my mommy. It's how mommy waters our hay field. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Izzi setting a tube by herself. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • my friend Isha from school -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Buzz lightyear pinata at cloudview birthday party. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Izzi and Buzz -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • People that work at Cloudview Ecofarm. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • it's Mr West! One of my teachers. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Me and the tractors! -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • my Daddy helping me steer my car. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • This is Me! Caaz Peila -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Daddy, me, izzi, mommy shadows. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Cloudview's Greenhouse -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Pigs at Cloudview Ecofarm -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Izzi and my Daddy at Cloudview Potato planting party -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Izzi and my Mommy at Cloudview Potato planting party -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Cherry Blossoms in our Cherry Orchard. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • my all so favorite tree -- miriam
    • Izzi in the Cherry Orchard. -- Caaz Peila w/Mom's Help
    • Daddy's Truck and Izzi on the ridge over looking the Columbia Basin where we live. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • ridge over looking the Columbia Basin where we live. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • We live in the clump of trees on the right in the middle -- Caaz Peila
    • ridge over looking the Columbia Basin where we live. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • front of house and yard -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • the back of our house with side. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • our bike riding area, behind our home. -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • JayJay and Loopy our Dogs -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help
    • Izzi my little sister -- Caaz Peila w/Dad's Help

About Caaz

Tell us a little bit about Caaz

Caaz is a 7 year old girl living in rural central washington state, her mom and dad are farmers. They used to work and live in the city where her mom was accountant and dad was photographer-artist –graphic designer. Caaz lives with Apraxia, a speech disorder, she sometimes struggles with words and communication, but is a positive little girl. She goes to a amazing small private school in a town of Quincy, 30 miles from home, in which her parents drive her and her sister too everyday. She loves princesses, her dog JayJay the iPad, art and her sister.

Tell us a little bit about Michelle (Caaz’s Mom):
We are now farmers, but before we became farmers, and before Caaz, we lived in Burlington Vermont for 7 years. Caaz was born in Vermont, I worked as a senior accountant at a CPA firm. Caaz’s dad was a freelance creative and worked for companies in the Northeast. We decided in 2006 when Caaz was one
to move back to the Northwest where both my husband and I are from. We first moved back to Seattle area where my husband did some freelance art directing and I was pregnant with our second child (Izzi) while I took care of Caaz. We decided to move back to the farm, where I am from in November of 2006. We started off as farm workers for my dad, has a 50 acre cherry orchard and alfalfa fields. Over the years we are now running the Alfalfa on our own. I also run a organic strawberry patch. My husband concentrates on the running and maintenance of the equipment, and we also volunteer with a small sustainable organic farm down the road. With the kids in school we have a bunch more free time, I read a ton in the winter and my husband cooks and does his photography and art work.

What does Caaz get excited about, and what is she likely to take photos of?
She loves her grandparents, and her sister. She loves school and her teachers too.
She likes to take photos of her dogs, chickens, cats, and other animals, and her sister.
She loves doing self portraits and dressing up.

What do you think will be the biggest adventure/challenge for Caaz as she grows towards 100 years old?
Caaz’s Apraxia has been her biggest challenge, her language skills are that of about a 4 year old, but her emotional and cognitive skills are equal or above a 7-9 year old.
Communication and learning will be her adventure and her ability to find ways to communicate that are creative may be a challenge but she loves to learn
and travel with her parents, and do new things.

What one thing have you learned from Caaz?
That I can’t have 5 minutes of quiet, ha ha, the trials of kids..
No, Caaz’s positive attitude is infectious. Even with her challenges with communication, she is a positive fun little girl.

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