She adores her brother and is so darn sweet to him! One day she found a penny at Wal-Mart and gave it to him. She won $2 from the lottery ticket in her stocking and when Oma gave her the money, she turned and gave one of the dollars to Carter. In her mind if she has 2 of anything, one of them should be for Carter. She got a balloon today and asked if she could also have one for her brother because he was at school. I love that she is always thinking of him. When she hears him crying she will bee line it, running to him!
She is wonderful about doing her chores and will always go do them for us when we ask. She loves to feed Harper and will always go do it no matter how cold it is in the garage. The only problem is that sometimes she likes to scoop out the food and then feed it to Harper one kernel at a time from her hand. It takes forever! She does a great job helping Carter put the clean silverware into the silverware holder and he encourages her and compliments her work as they go. It warms my heart to hear him congratulating her on putting all the silverware in the correct compartments. She isn't the best about picking up and will often times try to get out of it by saying she has to go potty or even flat out refusing to help. It's a struggle but I know it was also a struggle with Carter when he was her age and he does a wonderful job now, so making her do it even though it would be faster to exclude her will be worth it in the end.
Elise is finally getting to where she'll let me put her hair into a ponytail on occasion. She won't sit still and often cries while I'm doing it but she leaves it in for the most part. Sometimes she'll tug at it and pull some strands out, but it still looks cute just a bit messy. Her hair gets crazy on the back of her head. I brush it and then comb it with a wet comb but she must rub it against her car seat in the car because when we get to our destination it looks as though I didn't even bother to comb it! I try to comb it out with my fingers but often times it still looks pretty unruly! Her hair looks the absolute cutest after a bath when I've used conditioner in it. It curls up so beautifully and looks adorable! I wish I could bathe her in the morning so her hair would look like that during the day, but it would just take way too long! Once she's slept on it, it's wild in the morning and there's not much hope for regaining the evening's picture perfect curls!