Tuesday, December 23, 2008

4 months old!

I can't believe how the time has flown with Dean and Elysee. They are already four months old (three days ago)! They are getting so big.

Dean is now 12 lbs. 2 oz and 24 inches long. Dean started rolling from back to front very early (at one month old). Now he will roll over as soon as you lay him down. He can also roll from front to back. He has great hand/eye coordination - will grab things, and reach for things. Dean loves his mommy and smiles when ever he sees her. Dean likes to be held and gets pretty upset if you put him down. He has a huge smile that lights up the entire room. He giggles and coo's. Dean likes to look at himself in the mirror. He thinks his hands taste yummy, but doesn't like Binky's. If he sees you walk into a room he follows you with his eyes and smiles once you make eye contact.
Elysee is now 12 lbs. 3 oz. and 23.5 inches long. Elysee rolls from back to front. She has very strong legs and is always wanting to stand and jump (little dancer!). She loves the bouncer and has fallen asleep a couple of times in it. She is content just playing by herself, she is very good natured. She has great hand/eye coordination and will grasp things that she wants to play with. She talks A LOT and will try to mimic you! She likes to watch other people. Elysee has beautiful eyes that are captivating. She likes to eat her hands, but won't take a Binky. Elysee has a funny little smirk and a cute little giggle. She likes to sit (and can sit by herself for a couple of seconds).
Ella is now 21 months old! She is a little jabber box. Any time that I am on the phone, she will go get another phone and talk to the person who called. Sometimes I have to get the phone away from her, because I can't hear the other person at all. She is very social and loves to play with other kids. When we were at the store last week she walked up to a little girl her same age and gave her a big hug! She said her first sentence 3 weeks ago, "Dad, I need help!" She has started to tell us when she needs to go potty. She know some of her colors (blue, pink, purple, and red). She is a very bright little girl. She loves books. Dancing is her favorite thing to do. She also really likes to sing. Her latest discovery is dress ups. She loves to wear her princess dress and hat. She plays pretend all of the time with her stuffed animals and dolls. I am starting to see how much she copies John and I. (I really need to be careful about what I say and do) Every single day she has something new and funny that she says.
I feel so blessed to have such a fun little family, and an amazing husband.