Well, this day turned out to be more eventful than I intended or really even wished for. Abigail locked me out of her room and I was forced to take the door knob off. Before I put the door knob back on Abigail locked all of us in her room which forced me to jump out of her window. And then I had to call Raymond home from work so that we could take Abigail to the emergency room because her elbow dislocated for the second time in 3 weeks (we didn’t realize that’s what happened the first time, but now we know that it was a dislocation that corrected itself). Its called a nursemaid’s elbow and is pretty common in children until the age of 4. The doctor said that it seems like Abigail will be a “frequent flier” of the nursemaid’s elbow since it happens so easily and corrects itself just as easily.
But now we’re all home and both of the girls are very asleep (phew!). Tonight I am thankful for windows that open with relative ease, for unlocked doors, for a manager who will let Raymond go home to take care of his family, and for healthcare facilities that are open 24/7.
Happy 4 months Charlotte!
A favorite past-time…
And here is a picture of our new bow center and a better picture of the revamped dresser:
A Pinterest creation (2 girls = more bows than I can count)
A better picture of the dresser
We also had the pleasure of spending the evening with the Elieffs on Monday night. We grilled burgers and hot dogs, laughed, talked about buying houses, and protected Abigail from the cuddly dog, Humphrey.
She is Raymond’s child through and through
The husbands are walking the dog and the wives are walking the husbands
Investigating a worm with Emily
Abigail stole Jacob’s scooter
Every time I pull out our video camera or the regular camera, Abigail stops whatever she’s doing and she runs up to me, smiling and saying “CHEESE!” over and over again!
This makes for some pretty cute pictures :)
There really is nothing more fun than playing in a box full of peanuts!
Abigail loves playing with Charlotte’s toys for her :)
Gigi sent a fun package full of chalk, bubbles, and a pinwheel!
Cheesing with some Easter gifts from Gigi!
Kissing Daddy :)
Reading her favorite book to her favorite baby sister
Popping a wheelie with her shopping cart
This morning Meghan and I took Abigail to Gymboree (thanks Dave & Emily for giving us the free 4-week membership!). This was her second week of class, but Meghan took her last week by herself so she wasn’t able to take pictures.
The basic premise of Gymboree is learning and development by play and music, so while there is a teacher who is structuring the class, most of our time (especially since they’re so young) is spent playing with Abigail on Gymboree’s really cool equipment! We also sing together, pop bubbles, and play under a parachute :)