Monday, December 6, 2010

catching up

it's been a while..yet again.

*Eloise is 5.  She napped 2 hours today.  She's still up (it's 9:30) and I'm pretty sure she'll be up until midnight.

*Do you know how hard it was to wake her from that nap?  It took several trips into our room, me turning on the light and Sam jumping on top of her head.  She wasn't too happy about the head jumping.  But he did start calling her "EZ" for Weezy.  These two are BFF's

*Sam is starting to talk more.  It's weird to have a non-verbal kid following to VERY verbal daughters.  There is alot more whining and tantrum throwing.  I guess that's what you have to do when you don't have any words to use.

*We cut Sam's hair for the first time last night.  I pinned him in my lap, Dave cut and the girls tried to crowd around in our tiny bathroom.  It was like two people trying to wrangle a slippery pig, crying and squealing included.  I should have put a lollipop in his mouth.  Oh well, no he no longer has a baby mullet.

*Eloise needs to get her hair cut too but can't decide between short or long.

*Eloise has preferences...who knew?!  She will only wear skirts with tights (the ones with feet, not he cute ones with leggings) and has an hour long dialogue with me about what type of coat to wear.  It was incredibly frustrating to deal with at first.  She has so many cute pants and really, if it's cold out, wear a coat.  But, I realized that she has preferences. She's becoming her own person and wants to have an opinion about what she wears.  It's going to happen sooner or later, so why not make it an enjoyable process for the both of us instead of a battle. We'll take a trip to a cute store, (my choosing, of course) and let her pick out some cute skirts and tights we both love.  Problem solved.

*I took Lily and Eloise seperately to buy gifts for each other.  They each had $5 to spend and it had to be something the other person liked.  Eloise had so much finding something for Lily and Lily had so much fun finding things for herself.  We had to do some prep work helping Lily learn how to keep a secret.  So far, so good. 

*As for the gifts, Eloise picked out a small doggie for Lily and Lily picked out a pretty bracelet for Eloise.  Cute!

*We made Christmas cookies the other day.  All my sprinkles are gone.  But what's a sugar cookie without a lb of colored sugar on top?


Kate said...

Langley still won't wear pants. The only pants she wears are very soft, loose waisted sweats and that is only if the legging (NO tights) skirt combo she wants to wear is not clean. I still think it's a sensory issue, all about the way it feels. She will buck up for ballet though and wear the tights and leotard...because her only other option it to not dance!

amanda said...

love that oldest and baby are bff's. that's the way it is with me and my baby brother :)

and love that all your sprinkles are gone! sounds like a perfect day :)