Thursday, October 21, 2010

More catching up!

See!  I said I would be back!  One day at a time, and I think I'll be able to do this.  Nevermind that I should REALLY be unloading the dishwasher and starting some laundry!  HA!!!  So yesterday's catch up was about the little man, so today I think I'll do the girls, Caylie now, and Hanna later tonight after the girls are in bed.  Then tomorrow I'll move into life in general, and hopefully I won't have to ever update seven months of life again!  :)  I own fault! here goes!

Caylie Renee.  Well....she's 4, and quite the handful.  We are tackling things like using an inside voice, being grateful for what we're given, respectful of parents and adults in general, and understanding she's not the boss.  And that's just the tip of the iceberg!  She's extremely smart, which is wonderful, but she has a habit of "playing dumb" when it comes to things she knows she's not supposed to do.  She's a very picky eater, and most nights refuses to eat dinner if it's not pizza, corndogs, or chicken nuggets.  And I only make one meal.  I'm not a short order cook, so if she doesn't want what's for dinner she can go to bed without.  But it never fails that she'll sit at the table and cry saying she doesn't know how to use her fork or that she needs me to feed her every bite.  See what I mean about the "playing dumb".  It's frustrating.  I'm doing my best to guide her and teach her, but some days I feel like a horrible failure and like I've let her down.  She's so bright, I just wish I knew the best way to teach her.  On that note, I do work with her with alphabet flash cards and a preschool activity book.  She picks things up very quickly. 

She loves to play with her sister and brother.  She's always asking if Hanna can play in her room, or if she can hold brother.  She's really independent, but she's not a problem solver.  She wants to do things herself, but if she can't figure it out or if she messes up, she panics and just screams and throws a fit.  She's growing into such a beautiful, amazing little girl!  I can't believe my first born is 4 and a half already!  Holy cow!!! 

 This was after one of those dinner time temper tantrums!  Fell asleep curled up on the chair!
 On her 4th birthday at Dave and Buster's for lunch!
 At a friends birthday party in June.
 My little dress-up queen!  Playing dress up is one of her favorite things to do! 
My pretty girl!  She's getting so big!!  z

Well...I guess that's about all for now.  The baby is awake and hungry.  I'll be back tonight with photos of Hanna and an update!!  

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