We've had a pretty uneventful week. All the girls have cold... again. It seems to be never ending this winter. We mostly stayed home and tried to stay warm since it's freezing cold outside.
Monday morning Lydia decided it was time to start wearing those Elmo panties that have been sitting in her dresser drawer for the past month. (Thanks Grandma Borneman). So, I let her. She walked around the house in a dress all day showing anyone or anything that she thought might care about her new wardrobe addition. She showed Grace, Ella, Diesel and all her Elmo toys (they were Elmo panties after all). She kept saying "Elmo, look it's you!" That went well until Monday afternoon, when she pooped everywhere. The week got a little bit better. I also decided it was going to be the week that we did away with all those pacifiers for Lydia.
On Monday, I cut a little hole in the end of one. By Tuesday night she found a new one. I hid the new found one and made the hole in the other a little bigger. Friday morning she gave it to Ella. (I'm pretty sure she'll take it back). It helps that she has a cold and can't breathe much through her nose.
Grace is still all princess. She wakes up in the morning and immediately dresses as her role of princess. Usually it's Cinderella. She will request that you call her by her appropriate name. So if I want to ask her to eat breakfast, she will respond, "Can you please ask Cinderella if she's hungry" She's not the only princess of the house though. She insists that Lydia is Snow White or Sleeping Beauty and I am Belle (since I have dark hair). Grace "teaches" Lydia about princesses daily. At one point I overheard her telling Lydia about her dwarfs. "There is Grumpy, Doc (he has glasses), Shy, Happy, Sneezy (achoo!), Dopey (his clothes are too big) and Tired."
Grace thinks everything through and applies it to what she knows. She was explaining the potty training process to Lydia late last week. "A couple weeks ago, you were a baby like Ella, then you pooped in your diaper. Now you can poop on the floor because you are learning. When you are taller like me, then you can poop on the toilet and watch 'Snow White.'"
Ella is getting so big! I can't believe she's already 4 months old! She chatters away all day long. She doesn't seem to have a lot of ambition to roll over or lift her head up yet. But she definitely focuses on Grace and Lydia all the time. (editor's note: Ella is terrified Lydia or Grace will squeeze her hand too tight, hug her tightly, or try to carry her. Of course she's keeping a watchful eye on them!) She is an amazing sleeper as well. She goes to sleep late every night but then usually sleeps through the night and frequently needs to be woke up if we have anywhere to go during the day.
Ella had her 4 month checkup on Friday. She's 25.25 inches long (70% percentile) and 13.2 ounces (25% percentile). She had 5 shots. With so little fat, she felt every prick. :( She also has thrush and an ear infection. Poor cutie.
(Editor's note: if you're been paying attention, you've learned that Grace has a cold, Lydia has a cold, Ella has thrush and an ear infection. Christy also has a cold and cough and Paul has a cold an cough. Seemed like the perfect week to potty train Lydia and take away her pacifier, huh? Any guesses why the girls are at the grandparents for the weekend?)
Happy Birthday Paul! He turned 32 on Friday. The girls helped make his favorite carrot cake and cream cheese frosting. They also helped decorate the cake. There were a lot of sprinkles!
(I love her homemade carrot cake...so tasty! Thanks)
Paul and I are catching up on sleep this weekend as the girls are at Grandma & Grandpa Borneman's this weekend. I sent them with lots of prescriptions and luck.