Can you spot the baby in the next picture?
Her present from Mommy and Daddy was a personalized panda bear backpack (since we call her "Bear")! We are trying to teach her to take responsibility for carrying around her emergency medications (always supervised of course), and this gives her a fun way to do it. She loves it and feels like such a big girl!
Mimi and Papa and Uncle Jonathan stayed and went to church with us the next morning. We tried to take a few pictures, but certain people under the age of 5 didn't really want to be still. Another certain 3-year-old refused to take a picture unless the scarecrow was in it. So there you go.
A couple days later, we had some well checks at the pediatrician. 3-year check-up for Caroline and 8-month (almost 9...) for Eleanor. Both were between the 75th and 90th percentiles for height and weight and growing and developing great! Our doctor gave us some good ideas for keeping Caroline's allergy cough/wheezing at bay and we're hoping it will help.
Chunky baby! 19 lbs. 6 oz!
Because they were all so good at the doctor (including big sister Anna Kate!), I took them out to Chick-fil-A for lunch! This was the first time Eleanor had played on the playplace and she LOVED it! She really felt like a big girl.
And last but not least, Saturday evening after the girls took a bath, I was brushing Anna Kate's hair and it made me think of when my sister and I were younger and we would put each other's hair in sponge rollers. I told Anna Kate about them and told her that we should do it sometime. She thought that was such a good idea that we should do it RIGHT THEN. I had to look through some things that were packed away, but I found my old sponge rollers and we tried it out!
I told her that I wasn't sure how well it would work since her hair is so straight...but this is what it looked like in the morning!