Thursday, October 02, 2008

4 month appointment

Elizabeth had her four month appointment this week. She is doing great, 14 pounds 13 ounces, and 24 1/2 inches long. That's 75th percentile in weight, and 55th percentile in height. She's also doing just fine developmentally -- rolling over, doing a great job supporting herself on her tummy, and paying attention to little things (and trying to eat them, but I'm not that was on the checklist!).

I realized I forgot to post this picture from a little over a month ago. I actually caught a smile! Elizabeth has been laughing every day lately. She is in a really fun stage!

Daddy and his girls! Daddy has been watching two at once a little more often lately, as I've been trying to squeeze in a little more school work and a run once a week. Fun, yes, easy, no, right Daddy?

Vanessa decided to spend some time making connections between her two wooden puzzles. She's been focusing a lot on letters and spelling lately. She practices spelling her name, my name, and Elizabeth's name every day. Below is an excerpt from a word document where she actually did a pretty good job typing her name and part of Elizabeth's (although there were plenty of other times when she added a few extra s's to Vanessa, etc.).
She's also discovered the rainbow order to colors. She's been rather frustrated by general disregard to the correct rainbow order in her books and on her toys. Today she surprised me by finding six identical plain beige sticks and pretending that they were the colors of the rainbow. She told me that they were red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. (We haven't talked about indigo yet, and boy is she going to be mad with whoever tries to tell her that there's another color to the rainbow.)

Here's Vanessa, dressed and ready to go to school. Such a big girl!

Here's Vanessa, as she told me, ready to go to work. (Oh, dear.)

Here's Vanessa in her pajamas, reading a book to her friend Dean. I made the mistake of trying to put Vanessa to bed at her usual bedtime when we had friends over, but no wonder she couldn't sleep through us having fun! Next time I know to just let her stay up! In general, though, bedtime is still going pretty well. Today, she actually took a nap in her bed, which she hadn't done for the past 8 months or so!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Are you breaking Dean in as a babysitter so he can watch my child as well? I heard he and Vanessa have a grand time reading books together. What fun!

Elizabeth is getting so big and looks so happy. Lucky parents!

(Big) Vanessa