The Face and Charts!

Winter came back! Gone are the 50-60 degree days and instead, we have icy snow blowing and we’re back to winter coats and accessories. I wish the weather would make up it’s mind!

Miss E and I braved the morning rain and went to her first eye check-up since getting her cool new glasses. She did great! First time with no tears, although she did sport her new grumpy face half the time (see below). As soon as we pulled up in the parking lot, she put on grumpy face and said, “Wan’ it eye dotter.” “Wan’ it’ means DON’T want it in Fissy language!

She got a good report, lowered eyebrows and all, and doesn’t have to go back for 4 months!

More cuteness from yesterday:) She looked so cute in her dress and her brother’s shoes:)

Here is an example of “the face.” Sometimes she does it with no apparent reason at all! It’s a pretty darn cute grumpy face, if I don’t say so myself:)

And she’s back! She can turn on and off those emotions with the pro of a 2 year old:) In other Missy news, she peed on the potty for the first time tonight! I got her a little cheap potty from Ikea last week and I ask her before bath if she wants to sit on it. Sometimes she does, sometimes she doesn’t and there’s no pressure! Tonight she wanted to sit on the “big potty” and so I held her on there for a few minutes while she looked at a book and she went! Big girl!

Two of my main guys:) Both have new charts up with incentives to earn prizes. Samuel, who was jealous of Z’s chart, has a “Good Attitude-Be Nice” chart since he struggles with the attitude part and being nice to little bro. Zakkai has a “Potty Chart” because he’s working to stay dry all night. He even has a sign with a big toilet on it hanging right above his head on the bottom of Samuel’s bed that says, “Go Potty, Zakkai!” on it:) He’s such a deep, deep sleeper that he struggles in this area and often doesn’t want to leave his warm, cozy bed in the morning. With our new plan of Rays being gone and some other things we put in place, including the chart, he is ready to go! In the potty that is:)

Both were thrilled to earn stickers today and begin working for their rewards. Go boys, go! We can’t believe how easy it’s been to get Eliana off the paci and Zakkai away from finger-sucking. I guess they were ready! After all the battles we’ve fought over the years over many things, it’s nice to have a couple of them go easy on us!

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