|Pretty much the happiest picture I got.|
|Crying for fruit snacks.|
|Notice Carter covering his ears, he can't stand to hear you cry!|
|Tear soaked cheeks while eating your fruit snacks.|
|Making sure I could only get pictures of your "good side" haha!|
|Stopping by for a snuggle while I was trying to take pictures.|
|Not happy that I was taking pictures of you.|
|You also love to brush your teeth!|
|He was trying to get you to smile.|
You are getting so close to potty training. I think it is something we are going to have to let you do yourself because you are so stubborn. If I ask you to get on the potty you scream at me and refuse to go, bribe or no bribe offered. But you are more than happy to go on your own. We've been letting you run around bare bottomed anytime we are at home and you pretty much always run over to potty when you need to go. It's when we have undies on you that you have accidents. So you can tell when you need to go while naked but not as much with clothes on, sometimes you will with undies on but with much less frequency. You get upset when you have an accident and tell me all about it. Daddy watched you have an accident the other night and then you ran over, got a tea towel down, ran over, mopped it up, and hung the tea towel back up. He said what a good job you did, but we need to work on that last step! You also like to wipe and will put your hands on the ground with your head touching the ground and your booty in the air. Then you reach all the way back to wipe, it's hilarious! One day were we playing and you left the room running. Then you ran back with the potty chair and sat down to potty. Then later that night you pottied in the potty chair before your bath without any of us noticing. We offer you treats after you potty, but they have not been an incentive for you to go. You like to use the potty simply to use the potty. Just recently you've started trying to take your diaper off when you aren't wearing pants. For the first time today you pulled your diaper off during your nap. So I pulled the monitor up to check on you and saw your naked booty in the crib. So funny!
Elise, you are such a joy to be around and just such a sweet and spunky little girl. I love you every moment of every day and you make me laugh so hard and so often. It is a gift to spend my days with you and I can never describe how happy that makes me. I love who you are and who you will become. You are a wonderful little girl with a big personality that is always keeping me on my toes. Remember, mommy loves you forever and for always!!!!
Now on to Daddy:
My rough and tumble little girl. It amazes me that you play so hard and rough and rarely shed a tear over it. Soon Carter will really need to pick his battles with you!
You still really love Skippy and now that you know all of his hiding places, he rarely gets any peace. Just the other day you cornered him in the closet, and gently touched him for several minutes. Even though you were gentle, he hated it and hissed and meowed loudly the whole time. You didn't care though, you were just happy to pet the kitty!
Watching you think, work, and problem solve is so fun and amazing to watch. I would watch you do it all day! You are also very expressive with your face and still love to mimic others. Some times you will mimic me for 4 or 5 minutes!
Love you sweet girl!