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!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Carlie is 2.5!

A little over a week ago, our little Carlie-bug (who is really not so little anymore) officially became 2-and-a-half years old! Carlie continues to grow and change, it seems, right before our eyes. 90% of the time, she is our laid-back, go-with-the-flow little girl, but don't be mistaken; she will absolutely let you know when something upsets her!

Right now, Carlie is just moving in to size 3T clothing. She still wears size 4 diapers, size 6 shoes, and weighs about 28 pounds (which I actually think is less than she weighed at the last update, but she's definitely growing UP and thinning out)! She is currently around 36" tall!

Carlie has become a singer and dancer, as of late. I would say that her current favorite pastime is pretending she's a princess (or a queen, as the case may be). If "Let it Go" comes on, she must transform into Elsa (complete with dress!) and sing along while climbing North Mountain (or in our case, the stairs). Likewise, once the Anna dress is put on, Carlie will pester her sister until she agrees to reenact "Do You Want To Build a Snowman" through the door...if Haddy isn't available, she will run around shouting, "It's coronation day!" and break out into "For the First Time in Forever!"

Carlie will even spell her own name, but then when you ask her what the letters spell, she will look down to verify which princess dress she's wearing & then say that name instead of her own...or if you call her name, "Carlie - can you come here a minute?" she responds, "NO! I ELSA!" She amazes us daily with her pretend play - she REALLY gets into it! Her imaginative play has even gotten her into trouble, as one time she said she was pretending to eat Hadley, but REALLY bit her - right on the BUTT! And another time, she was brought to tears because Haddy told her that she drank all of Carlie's pretend chocolate milk in her cup!

Carlie knows all of her colors and most of her shapes. She can count to 12 or 13 (depending on the day) and she can sing the whole alphabet! She is beginning to recognize a few letters (C, A, P, T, H, O, B, D, G), as well! Carlie can also tell you her full name, but she needs to be reminded sometimes that she is "Bella Scholl" (for her middle name) instead of "Becca Scholl" (Haddy's). She loves to learn and is very excited about going to school next year like her big sister!

Carlie's Favorite Things
cats (nope, not 'rawr-rawrs' anymore), especially her Daisy cat, whom she carries EVERYWHERE
doing puzzles
reading stories (being read to and looking at books on her own)
having her hair done in two pigtail braids (Anna braids, as she calls them)
mac and cheese & ham (her favorite meal)
dance class (she loves to dance with her Daisy cat and pretend that she is Miss Kristy, teaching her kitty to dance)
squeezy-fruit (fruit puree pouches)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Scholl Sisters' Summer Bucket List

We set out to make Summer 2014 a memorable one for the Scholl Sisters - I don't think we could have squeezed anything else onto our bucket list! It was an awesome family summer!

1. Run barefoot through the sprinkler

2. Drink from the hose

3. Ride on rides at the Boardwalk

4. Go to the beach

5. Meet a Princess and a Queen

6. Go fishing

7. Go on a hay ride

8. Eat ice cream for dinner!

9. Eat S'mores

10. Make a camp fire & 11. eat mountain pies

12. Have a picnic in the park

13. Pick our weight in blueberries

14. Go camping (or pretend to go camping & sleep in the camper in the yard!)

15. Go to the fair

16. Go fishing again!

17. Take a train ride

18. Have a water balloon fight

19. Go mini golfing
Carlie got a hole-in-one on her first-ever mini golf hole! Just like her sister did!
20. Take the ice bucket challenge

21. Go to the movies

Haddy-Daddy date to see Rio 2
Family movie date to see Carlie's first movie in the theater, Rise of the Guardian
22. Go to the zoo

23. Take sister pics on the beach

Over the course of the summer, we made it our mission to visit as many new and different parks and playgrounds as we could! It turned into the 2014 Summer Playground Tour - the girls had fun giving each playground their own unofficial nicknames!  That will be coming soon!