Thursday, April 29, 2010

3 year stats

Today we took Elise to her three year old appointment. She weighs 28 pounds and is 34 inches tall. That puts her in the 10th percentile for her weight and the 5th percentile for her height. Elise is most definitely small for her age, just now fitting into 24 month and 2T clothes, but she is staying right on her growth curve so we couldn't be happier! She didn't get any shots today and seemed disappointed about not getting a band-aid. Then she found out she had do get a finger prick for lead testing and wasn't too happy about that. After Nurse Brendia was finished squeezing Elise's finger, Elise said, "thank you." What a little sweetie she is!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

3 years old

Happy 3rd birthday, Elise! I can hardly believe that three years ago today, you were born, and my life changed in a completely unimaginable and wonderful way!
You are one of the most fun-loving kids I know. You have a zest for life and spark that people always seem to comment on. You LOVE to be outside. It doesn't matter what the weather, you would prefer to be out playing, walking, coloring, picnicking, or a host of other things than be inside. You love helping Daddy cut the grass or shovel snow. Picking weeds is something you just started doing, and that's a big help to Mommy! This year you started Sunday School, and your love for Jesus has grown and you love to read and talk about your Bible stories. My heart sings everytime I hear you belt out one of your Sunday School songs. Sometimes you'll even "read" your Bible stories to yourself because you love them so much and know them so well. Mommy and Daddy learn so much from you in your faith.
You are a wonderful big sister to Rebekah. In the last month or so, you've started calling her the baby, even though she's really not that much smaller than you. You are so loving and caring and protective of her. You are learning to be gentle in how you share with her and speak to her, and I hope that as you grow up together, you will remain very close and loving friends.
I love everything about you. I love how you piece things together. I love that you use the words probaly and maybe in just about every other sentence. I love that you look forward to storytime at the library each week. I love your love for the outdoors. I love that you have a shy personality when you first meet someone and you are your silly self around those you're comfortable with. I love that you ask so many questions. I love that you like big machines! I love how much you love Daddy, and you are his little buddy. I even love that you suck your thumb and play with your hair... you wouldn't be Elise if you didn't.
How were we so blessed to welcome you into our family three years ago? Daddy and I love you so much and are so glad you are our daughter! We will love you forever and always and look forward to the year ahead to see how your personality grows and in the years ahead to the woman you become. May the Lord continue to richly bless you!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

15 Months

Rebekah had her 15 month well baby check today and is still hanging in there at the 75th percentile. She weighs 24 lbs and is 31 1/4 inches. I need to write this down in the baby book before I forget- like all those teeth she has that haven't made it into the book yet!

She's such a sweet and happy girl. I am loving her personality and inquisitiveness. What a blessing she is!


We had a wonderful Easter. On Saturday, we went to Elise's "school" for an egg hunt. The girls found a few eggs and had a lot of fun playing on the playground.

On Sunday, we got up and dressed in our Sunday best and worshipped at church. We then had a picnic lunch at the park, followed by some time at the playground.

After a nap, we went for a walk around the neighborhood and played outside.

After dinner, the girls had an egg hunt in our yard. Rebekah found one egg and played with it while Elise found all the rest. They really liked the stickers and pretzels inside their eggs but the trail mix was their favorite... because of the M&M's!