Monday, September 28, 2009
On Sunday, Braden woke up first, so I brought him in bed with us. As we were getting into bed, he asked "Where's Ellaina?", and I mean Ellaina...not Lana anymore. I looked at Brad in shock, and he smiled in confirmation that he indeed asked that. After telling Braden she was still asleep, he laid in bed for a little while. It was so sweet how concerned he was. It was also so surprising to hear him ask that. He LOVES his sister!
Tonight, Ellaina was sitting at the end of our bed. Braden came and sat next to her with his arms around her. Braden gave Ellaina a head tip (his version of a kiss) and Ellaina was giving him kisses back. Eventually Braden actually started giving her real kisses, and leaning into to her blabbing away. Our cuties!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Even with the one tooth we need to watch, it was such a wonderful experience! Ellaina keeps talking about it and told Sharla when she came over to visit.
I know what you are going to say when you see the pictures...she insisted on wearing that and it wasn't worth changing her mind :) Thanks for sending the cute dress up cloths down to us Emma!
Monday, September 21, 2009
It was so scary, but I heard Brad saying Ellaina accidentally shut Braden's fingers in the door. I grabbed Ellaina and calmed her down as I made my way to Braden. Poor little guy's fingers were bleeding so bad, and of course it looked worse since he was sucking on them out of pain. Blood was all over Brad and Braden, it was so heartbreaking. Braden was completely inconsolable and kept trying to rip the towel off his fingers.
Once everything somewhat settled down, we realized his thumb got the worse of it. It is very likely that his thumb nail will eventually fall off. Our easy going, little guy cried for a good thirty minutes until he finally fell asleep in my arms as I rocked him in the glider. That was the second time I got to rock him to sleep today. We don't get to do that enough. Now that I remember how much I LOVE cuddling with my babies in the glider, it might become more routine. It's time for Braden to get some glider love :) especially when Ellaina is at preschool!
Friday, September 18, 2009
September 9th was Ellaina’s first day of her new preschool year. She has two new teachers, a new classroom, a new “suitcase” (as she calls it), but the same enthusiasm! She was so thrilled about going to school again. Although she keeps saying her old teacher’s names, she is always eager to go and delighted to tell me all about it when I come to pick her up!
Ellaina has also found success in potty training. She has only had one accident since we have been home…not including poopy. She is still struggling with pooping in the toilet. Her one accident was at school the day Brad picked her up. She had just gotten off her nap mat and was so excited to run to daddy that she didn’t think to go to the bathroom first. We always pack extra cloths just in case, so it was no big deal. She is just growing so quickly, and really thriving at everything she does. I am so proud of my little sweetie!
The other day we were all in the car when Ellaina started saying the Houste Goute nursery rhyme. Brad and I looked at each other in surprise. She was saying it word for word. Braden got so excited and started patty caking his own hand. It was so precious! We called Papa right away to tell him all about it.
A couple nights later we were doing our usual bed time routine. They were both playing on Ellaina's bed, when Ellaina started playing Houste Goute on Braden’s hand. They both were smiling and having so much fun! Papa’s Patty cake continues to be a hit!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Grandma joined us, and helped make it such a special experience. We got there early enough to hear the National Anthem, which I really enjoy. The kids were great! Ellaina was so excited for an ice cream helmet that she was very angry at Brad for buying hotdogs first :) Braden fell asleep around the fifth inning, which allowed us to stay until after the 9th inning. Unfortunately the White Sox won in extra innings, but it didn’t take away from the wonderful time we had.