Sunday, September 30, 2007

Elle's 2nd Birthday

We had Elle's and Owen's 2nd birthday party yesterday. It was great! We had seven kids running around, which is more entertaining than I could ever say. Elle got so many great gifts, so thank you to all who read this. This morning was so easy with the girls because they had so many new things to entertain them. Morgan and Elle took turns wearing princess crowns and trying on 6 different pair of princess shoes, hiding in the teepee, and racing with eggs on a spoon. Elle laughs histerically when her egg drops and breaks open, but Morgan actually takes it quite seriously!
The funniest moment of the entire party was when Elle got her power wheels 4 wheeler from Grandpa and Grandma Lang. I didn't think she'd really know what to do, but she hopped right on that thing and took off, plowing down anything and everyone in her way! it turned out to be a wonderful party, I think, and we all had a good time!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Elle's many adventures

As you know, Elle will be turning 2 years old on Saturday. The funny thing is, she is so busy being busy that she hasn't really hit the "terrible 2's" yet. She has been going with Morgan to dance class and dancing her little heart out. You have never seen a little kid with so much energy having so much fun! I went out and bought Morgan a little ballerina tutu and tights and shoes and she picked out the most frilly pink girly outfit they had! Of course, I couldn't come home with an outfit for Morgan and not one for Elle, so she now has a little tutu and tights too!

We went over to Charise's house the other day, and a package arrived with Owen's Halloween costume - Buzz Lightyear. Owen was a little scared to put it on, so Elle tried on the costume! She looked adorable! She went around saying, "To infinity, and beyond!" When I show her the picture, she doesn't tell me it's Elle, she tells me it's Buzz Lightyear!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Big and Brave

Every day when I drop Morgan off at school we talk about how she is going to be "big and brave." If she cries when we get there I remind her how she is big and brave and she stops crying so hard. Today, I walked her inside and helped her pick out a book and sat her on the rug. She got a really stern look on her face and pointed toward the door. When I asked her what she wanted, she simply said, "Leave." I have never been so proud to be kicked out of somewhere! It just makes me smile that she wants to be at preschool by herself and is having fun!

Also, Elle is crying harder each time we leave Morgan at school. It is not necessarily that Elle wants to be with Morgan, it is more that she wants to stay at school! She is smarter than some of the kids in the class, but obviously not emotionally or socially ready for school! But when Morgan gets home and shows me how she is learning to write letters and numbers and draw shapes, Elle is sitting across from her doing everything her big sister does. She is singing the ABC's all day long, so I am putting up a video of is so cute! You only really understand what she is saying because you know the song. When she gets to the end, she sings dugga-you, S, W, and Z! It is really cute!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Little tidbits

No new pictures, but some little stories I haven't had time to write down. The other day, the kids and I were watching this show called "Super Readers" and they were spelling the word "slide." This is an S, and then an L came up and they said where is L? Elle jumped up right off of the couch and yelled, "That's me!!" And she ran around in circles yelling "That's me! I'm Elle!" She was so excited that she was on her favorite TV show!

Morgan did so much better at school yesterday. I sent a picture of me and Miles with her school and every time she started to cry, the teacher got out the photo and let her look at it. She did so much better. I think she is finally starting to like it. Also, she started dance class this afternoon! She was really scared, so she sat along the wall and watched the whole class. Elle was crying because I was trying to make her sit with me, so the teacher finally told her to come up and dance. She was so excited!!! So at the end, Morgan just balled because she wanted to dance. The teacher said we could stay after and go to the next one that was right after it. Morgan danced the whole time...and Elle, too, again! I couldn't believe how well she did with the other kids! This will be so good for her!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Off to School

Morgan started preschool on Wednesday. She was so excited. She even picked out her own outfit. She told me, "I want to wear my brown shirt because dogs are brown, so that makes me a girl!" She and I went together for an hour. She was very shy, as expected, but I think she will warm up fast once I am not there. We had a lot of fun. We traced her body on a piece of butcher paper, which they said they would use for a project later in the year, played on the playground, and sang songs. There are lots of cute kids in her class, so I think she will make lots of friends. At one point, they had all of the kids sit around the edge of a rug, and when it was there turn, the said their name and could do a trick in the middle of the rug if they wanted to. Morgan was too shy to even say her name, so after I said it for her, the whole class had to say, "Hi, Morgan!" Then, after school when we were on our way back to the car, she started to cry. When I asked her what was wrong, she said she had to go back to school so she could do a trick! It was really sweet. She goes every Monday and Wednesday for 3 hours. I just don't know what I will do with so much free time!!

Miles is up on hands and knees all day long and started to crawl...backwards! But if you put a toy in front of him, he rolls, scoots and sqwuirms his way to it! He is such a sweetheart!