Thursday, August 29, 2013

Meet the Teacher

Tonight we had Meet the Teacher for Elliot's preschool. Her teachers' names are Ms. Jessica & Ms. Jess. That should be easy to remember. They seem really nice. And Elliot walked right in & started playing. I don't think we'll have any separation anxiety for her. I know all these pictures look the same, but I want them all!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Elliot's 4 Year Questionaire & A few Tid Bits

Elliot had her 4 year check up at the doctor today. The 4 year well check is a doozie. They get lots of shots at this one. I've taken Perry & Davis to a few appointments prior to this one & each time the doctor made sure to inform me that the 4 year well check is going to be a tough one. So with this in mind, I prepared Elliot by telling her ahead of time about the shots & what they would feel like, etc. She was such a champ. She was so cute when the doctor was talking to her. She had the biggest smile on her face the entire time and was giggling. I was surprised that she wasn't scared. When the time came for the shots, we found out it would only be 3 (I had told her 6). So that was good. As they were giving them to her I had her take deep breaths, which helped her a lot. More than anything, it made her focus on that instead of the needle. And then she was done! No crying at all. I was totally expecting to carry her out of the office bawling & to take her to get ice cream to cheer her up. But since she didn't put up a fuss, I skipped the last part :)

They also did a vision test. Before they started, they asked her to identify 2 symbols (flag & "t"), just to make sure she knew them. And she did. Then she went through them & I about died laughing whenever the nurse pointed to the "t" (the 2nd time) as Elliot responded, "a wish". What the heck was she talking about? And every time the nurse pointed to it from them on, it was "a wish". It was hilarious. I didn't want to interfere & say, "now Elliot, you know what that is." I just let it happen. At least she was consistent. 

Elliot translation:
Old Mac Dondald = McDonald's
Candy Ball = cannon ball

1. What is your favorite color?  Purple & Green
2. What is your favorite toy? Barbie
3. What is your favorite fruit?  Strawberries
4. What is your favorite tv show?  Sesame Street
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pizza
6. What is your favorite outfit? Lightning McQueen shirt
7. What is your favorite game? Lightning McQueen Puzzle
8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit Snacks
9. What is your favorite animal?  Panda Bear
10. What is your favorite song?  I Am a Child of God
11. What is your favorite book?  Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See
12. Who is your best friend?  Eleanor (Cousin)
13. What is your favorite cereal?  Fruity Cheerios
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Play with toys outside
15. What is your favorite drink?  Orange Juice
16. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Astronaut Monkey
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Cereal
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Salad
20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  A big kid/ doctor

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Elliot's Birthday Weekend Extravaganza

Today my firstborn turned 4! I cannot believe it. We had her party on Friday at Pump it Up. I had asked her a long time ago what she wanted to do for her party and she replied, "I want to go to the bounce house and sit in the Queen chair." So that's what we did. In the past I've always planned the extravagant parties where I end up exhausted. But for this one, I bought a couple of table decorations, balloons, made some cupcakes and didn't look back. It was just as good. And bonus, I actually was able to enjoy it without being a sweaty mess by the end of it. Here's a bunch of pictures that they took. Yes "they" the workers. Not me:)
Her Invite. She still really loves Lightning McQueen

These little cars are seriously a hit. The little ones go crazy for them.
 Grandma & Elliot
 Aunt Aly & Asher

Her Actual Birthday-Aug 18
Today Elliot woke up to balloons & streamers. We do this every year. She was pretty excited. We had donuts for breakfast and then got ready for church. When we got back, she walked into the living room to see her new bike! She wheeled around the house for a little bit. I told her we would go outside to ride it tomorrow. We went to my parents house for dinner. Whenever it's someone's birthday, they get to pick what they want for dinner. Well Elliot chose salad. Not your normal Sunday dinner. So we also had Pasta Fagoli & breadsticks. Afterwards, she got her Lightning McQueen cake and opened her presents from Grammy & Papi. She was thrilled to see a Lightning McQueen tent, lady bug flashlight & whistle (she's been asking for a real one for 6 months now). What a wonderful weekend she had. I think she's spoiled :)

 Princess bike with a little seat on top for a baby doll...or her astronaut monkey.

Lunch time she insisted on keeping her helmet on!
 Regina got her this dress for her birthday.

Best Friends--Her cousin Eleanor

A few pictures of me & my girl. Everyone was napping. And I am never in any pictures with my kids, so this was a treat. Happy birthday Elliot Reese!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Circus

We took Elliot & Davis to the circus. Elliot went last year and remembers every single detail of it, so when we told her we were going, she was SO excited. We decided to let Davis go with us this year because I would have felt bad leaving him, but it was a mistake. He didn't care 1 bit about it. I thought for sure he'd be fascinated, but he was not. The tigers were out doing their tricks & he was staring at the ceiling. Elliot on the other hand was enthralled. She ate an entire bag of cotton candy, and half a bag of popcorn. She was in heaven. This years theme was the Dragon and she kept asking me when he was coming. We had lots of fun, but only lasted to intermission...barely. After Davis kicked the lady's head in front of us twice, I knew we had to get out of there. So we just told Elliot it was over & she was cool with it.
 Elephant doing a little painting.
 Elliot dancing a jig. She is so funny when  she dances. I really should put her in dance class.
 I tried to get a few shots of the kids before things started, but none of them turned out.

Davis in true form.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tea Time

I pulled out my old tea set that I used to play with when I was a little girl (I guess you could call it vintage:). I thought that Elliot would really enjoy a tea party. I told her we had to wear our nice clothes because tea time is supposed to be fancy.  I made some sugar cookies to go along with it and Gatorade was our tea. She invited Perry along, so we had to dress her up too. She had so much fun.