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!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Carlie's 2.25 year update!

Carlie is now 2-1/4 years old and she continues to grow and change each and every day. She is really quite the chatterbox these days, though we joke that there are very few people who are actually fluent in Carlie. If you aren't around her for a day or more at a time, it can be pretty hard to understand her, but the girl definitely knows what she wants to say and gets REALLY upset if you aren't cooperating with her!

Carlie now weighs around 30 pounds and is about 34 inches tall. As far as her size, she hasn't changed much in the last three months - she still wears size 4 diapers (with no potty-training in sight at this point!), 2T clothes, and size 5 (almost 6!) shoes. I'm fairly certain that by next summer, both girls will be completely sharing their wardrobes! Carlie also now has all of her 2-year molars, which means that she now has 20 teeth!

Carlie is still very sensitive and shy. She has been getting better at "warming up" quicker in social situations and around new people, though, which is great! It helps that she loves to tag along with Haddy and doesn't want to be left out of the fun, even if it makes her a little uncomfortable at first. Car-Car loves to play with her big sister and pretty much do everything Hadley does. We always say that they play together nicely about 90% of the time (because Carlie pretty much lets Haddy do whatever she wants!) and the other 10% of the time, well....look out! They especially love to play dollhouse and draw together, as well as climb all over the furniture and make a mess!

Since our last update, Carlie got to go to her first movie - Rise of the Guardians at the Summer Express dollar movies! She did great, even though she did say that her favorite part of the movie was the "rawr-rawr" in the Littlest Pet Shop short in the previews.

Carlie is beginning to learn her letters (she knows B, C, O, T, G, and H) and is slowly showing an interest in possibly going to dance class this year. We will see where that leads!

Here are a few of her favorite things...

-Rawr-rawrs (now sometimes known as kitty cats)
-fruit - rab-bebbies (raspberries), boo-bebbies (blueberries), and daw-bee-bees (strawberries) are favorites, as well as "baby oranges"
-attempting to make everyone change her diaper backwards (yeah, that's a fun one!)!
-going to the "pay-roun" (playground) to go "dooper-EYE" (super high) on the swings
-saying "Wait a MIM-MIT!" and "I keep you!" (as well as, "I don't want you - you go to Honolulu!" when Mommy said something she didn't like!")
-tackling Haddy and laughing hysterically
-going into the "dower" (the craft closet that they pretend is a shower) because "I reeawy dinky!"
-being sung the ABCs, and variations of Row Your Boat ('Meow the Cat' and 'Bark the Dog')
-being buried in the sand at the beach
-riding in the Baw-bee Deep (Barbie Jeep)
-brushing her teeth
-giving "Moo Kisses" (as opposed to lick-kisses - this is how we taught her to pucker up instead of sticking her tongue over her lips while she kisses)
-pointing at random things saying it's a "Nitty Yi-yun" (Nittany Lion) or a pineapple - I think she just likes saying those words!
-having her hair pulled up in a ponytail at bedtime so she can twirl it in her fingers
-sleeping in until 9 or later - and then still taking a 2 hour nap!

Carlie does NOT like...

-the idea of giving up her paci - little does she know, the Binky Fairy is looming!
-cleaning up her messes
-being put down for bed - she's learning her sister's stall tactics!