Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Carlie is 2.75

Carlie is now rapidly approaching her third birthday - time is just simply flying by! I just love watching her personality develop!

Carlie has grown about 3/4" from her half-birthday (so 36.75") and weighs around 28.5 pounds. She is wearing mostly size 3T clothes & size 6 shoes. We made a brief attempt at potty training and even though we do think she's ready, SHE doesn't think she's ready & appears to be too scared to use the potty (she held her pee for 10 hours the first day!), so we decided to back off & try again in another month or so!

Since our last update, Carlie has gotten rid of her pacifier for sleeping & has also transitioned to a big girl bed! It was a crazy couple of nights, but overall, she did a really great job (though she STILL wakes through the night most nights crying for someone to "cover me up!").

In less than a month, Carlie will be starting her Toddler Time transitional preschool class once a week! I think she's really excited & I'm happy for that - with her being our shy little kitten, I have been worried about how school would go for her (even though she does great in dance class & really loves it). I'm sure it helps seeing how much Hadley enjoys going to school, too.

Carlie's Favorite Things:
- Macaroni & cheese
- Bacon
- Kitties (yep, still loves them, though I don't think she actually thinks she IS one anymore)
- Paw Patrol/pretending to be Skye
- Playing Frozen Go Fish
- Arts & Crafts
- Singing
- Reciting her phone number
- Magna-tiles
- Learning her alphabet (she knows many of her letters and continues to learn more (along with the sounds) each day!)
- Dress up
- Pretend/imaginative play

Things Carlie Does Not Like:
- Going to bed/nap
- Taking baths (this comes and goes)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Scholl Sisters' Christmas 2014

The Scholl Sisters had a busy (yet very fun!) Christmas in 2014! The preparations and excitement leading up to Christmas were just so much fun this year!  This was definitely the first year where both girls really felt the magic of the season and really soaked it all in!

Cocoa (our elf) returned for his annual month-long stay & the girls were so excited to find out that he had brought a second elf (Marshmallow) to stay with us, as well!

We had about 6 separate Christmas celebrations with various family and friends over the course of Christmas week & the girls had a blast (and, yes, their fair share of over-tired and overly-excited meltdowns, too, but that's Christmas for ya! Right?)!

Earlier in December, the girls got to meet Santa at Uncle Brian's store when they went to see the trains. Hadley adored Santa - Carlie, not so much!

The girls did such a great job attending church with us on Christmas Eve - they looked so precious & quietly worked in their Christmas activity bags for the whole service. They loved that they each got to hold their own (battery-operated) candle during the candlelight portion of the service, too.

The favorite gifts that the girls received this year were their Magna Tile blocks from Santa, their Frozen tent, puzzles, games, books, and everything Paw Patrol.



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hadley is FOUR!

Hadley recently celebrated her FOURTH birthday - fittingly, she had four little parties to celebrate another year of life (school, home, with Daddy's side of the family & with Mommy's side of the family)! What a lucky little girl! Haddy's favorite gifts were probably her Frozen items and books (though she made a point of telling us that she didn't get enough Nemo stuff).

Hadley had her four-year well-visit at the doctor's shortly after her birthday. Much to my surprise, she was NOT a happy camper at the doctor's office and pretty much fussed and screamed throughout the entire appointment. I've actually never seen her like that & was pretty shocked, as she is usually pretty agreeable and brave at the doctor's office (though admittedly, the last time she was there, it was for her flu shot & we've been very fortunate to have not been there for a year prior to that, so I guess that gives her a bad vibe about the place!)!

Hadley is now a big kid going to preschool three days a week & still taking dance class for an hour a week. Haddy loves to dance, sing, jump around, climb, and build (with puzzles, blocks, etc).

She is now wearing mostly 4-5T clothes (her legs are LONG!), weighs about 33 pounds & is about 41" tall.

A little before her birthday, Haddy celebrated with a trip to Disney with Grammy and Granddad - her THIRD trip before turning four years old! This girl will definitely surpass me in Disney trips at this rate! She loved the Nemo ride (of course!) and said that the Test Track was the "best ride ever!"

Haddy's favorite things:
Dancing and singing
Dance class
Paw Patrol
Playing doll house
Doing puzzles
Playing Frozen
Playing games
Reading books together
Wearing princess dresses or pajamas 24/7
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Making friends at school - she especially talks about Jackson and Dylan

Haddy does not like:
Getting her hair brushed or fixed
Getting dressed/ready for school

I can't believe it's been four years since this little firecracker came into our lives - the days are long, but the years are short! We love you to the moon and back, little one!