Monday, April 22, 2013

A little bit more turning two

For Eloise's birthday, we got her a big kid bed.  We moved her out of the crib a few months ago in anticipation of Benjamin needing it.  The playpen she was sleeping in was getting pretty cramped, to say the least.  I don't think she could stretch out in it anymore.  Note the bent legs in this picture from a couple of weeks ago.
 I found this bed on craigslist, and it looked like something I would have liked as a kid.  We weren't sure how Eloise would take to it, since she isn't in the most adaptable phase if her life right now, but I bought it anyway.  I intended to paint it, but doing things that require not having toddlers around, or not holding a baby, do not happen much around here right now, so she got it in all of its ugly original pink. We will paint it eventually.
 Todd put it together on Saturday.  Jared and Eloise both though it was AMAZING, especially with the ladder on.  It is a bunk bed, but the top bunk is not on it right now.  The kids have spent a lot of time jumping in it.  We weren't sure that Eloise would like to sleep in it, but she asked to nap in it the first day, and might even be sleeping a bit better than she was before.  It could be the extra space, or all of the bed jumping making her more tired.  She could also be more tired because Jared is waking her up at the crack of dawn so that they can jump on the bed together.  Whatever it is, the bed is just as cool as I thought it would be.  Eloise hasn't figured out that she can get out of it on her own, yet, which is an added temporary bonus.

Today was Eloise's two year old well checkup at the doctor's office.  We are a one family circus when we go out in public.  Benjamin alternated between smiling at nurses and eating for the entire visit.  Eloise didn't have to get any shots today, but screamed for the duration of the exam as if it was the most painful thing ever anyway.  I don't know what got into her.  Normally she loves our pediatrician.  Jared interrupted the scream fest, Benjamin eating, and me trying to talk to the doctor about some of my concerns right in the middle of the visit to say that he needed to go to the bathroom.  Awesome.  In spite of the theatrics, Eloise was given a clean bill of health.  She weighs 27 lbs. 4 oz. (60th percentile), and is 33 inches tall (25th percentile).
We went for frozen yogurt after the doctor's office visit.  Eloise got her favorite, "chockick wogurt" chocolate yogurt.  Jared went for pineapple yogurt covered in gummy bears, gummy worms, strawberries, and maraschino cherries. Gross, but colorful.  

Our Eloise is pretty much the cutest thing ever.   

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