Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4 years and 2.5 years

Reese, you have become super skinny and still very tall. You are completely potty trained for months now, even through the night. You weigh 36.6 lbs (75th percentile) & you are 43" tall (97th percentile). You wear a size 6 for length but need about a size 3-4 for width so we have to make due as we can. You wear a size 11 shoe. You have beautiful light brown curly hair that has only been cut twice. You love to wear braids in your hair lately like the sisters on Frozen. You are finally agreeing to wear bows in your hair, sometimes. You and Ella fight often but you have a lot of love for your sister and you are always quick to protect her whenever needed. You adore the movie Frozen. You love Anna, Elsa and still love Rapunzel & Ariel. You love just about all princesses and have great hopes of going to Disney World one day (you don’t know it yet but we plan to take you there next Spring). You love Sofia the 1st, Doc McStuffins and Tinkerbell. You have begun to really like some movies that I watched growing up like Lion King and Beethoven. You still love your friend Reagan and always ask if we can have her come spend the night (not sure that I am ready for sleepovers yet). You love all things girly including makeup, dress up, high heels, fixing my hair and painting your nails. You say the funniest things lately and are absorbing all kinds of phrases that are hilarious coming out of a little girl’s mouth. You have been exiting the challenging 3 year old phase lately and have become a delightful little girl. You are very considerate and caring. We had your 4th birthday party at Boingo Bounce (you reluctantly agreed because you really wanted it at jump zone but that place stresses me out too much and I refused). The party was a lot of fun and lots of your sweet friends were there to celebrate with you Frozen style. I love you more than I could ever express and wouldn’t change my life as your mom for anything.

This is a photo of you trying to keep the nurse out of the exam room because you knew she was coming to give you a shot.


Ella, you are getting big so fast. You are such a cuddly and sweet little girl. You are tall for your age but still much smaller than your sister was. You are wearing a size 3t and size 7 shoe. You have done so well with potty training. You still have the occasional accident but are wearing panties during all awake hours now. You have entered the terrible twos with a vengeance. I have never seen such extreme fits as you have been throwing lately. You are so independent, which will serve you well one day but can be challenging as a parent when you are two. You insist on doing everything yourself even if you cannot quite do something and you will spend great amounts of time trying to figure it out. This is really cute and fun most times but when we have to be somewhere at a certain time it can be really challenging because trying to come in and help results in an emotional and sometimes violent fit. You are very caring and love to play babies. You love to watch Tangled, Little Mermaid, Frozen, Doc McStuffins, Monsters Inc., Elmo and Bubble Guppies. You love your friends from school and are so excited to go see Caroline, Katie and Emmy (others too). You have such a fun personality like your sister. Last week you transitioned to a big girl bed. You did this with no issue at all. It took your sister months to make this transition and you gladly began sleeping in your new bed the 1st night we put it in and there hasn't been a single issue. You are such a sweet big girl. I love you so much and am so glad that I get to watch you grow up. 

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