Monday, January 27, 2020

Lucy and Ellory recently.

Lucy and Ellory are 2.5, almost three! They are getting excited to have a Frozen birthday party. They have loved Frozen, so it's very fitting for them! They haven't seen Frozen 2 (we decided to wait on the movie theatre), but I'm sure they'll see it when it comes out on DVD. What a huge blessing these years have been- huge in that it's been crazy sometimes and so wild to go from one to three, but also the greatest blessing and brought so much love and joy.

For the most part, Lucy and Ellory play quite well together and also with Norah. Initially I was sad when Norah went back to preschool and they didn't get to see each as much, but it's also been special for them to have their own time. They all play with each other about equally. We've heard other people with twins sometimes talk about how one can be more dominant, but we think that's hard to say with our girls- they each trade off being the leader we think!

Lucy is starting to be dry some mornings! They are both completely potty trained and rarely have accidents, but Ellory is still working on the pooping end some (she's struggled with constipation). They are wearing size 8 shoes and 3T clothes. Ellory loves to wear dresses and wants to wear one everyday, and Lucy prefers sweats more. Big news for Ellory is that she got glasses a couple weeks ago! We were noticing some eye crossing and holding things close to her face. She's doing really well with wearing them! She still occasionally takes them off, but is wearing them about 85% of her awake time I would say, so we are pleased with that since we know it's an adjustment. Ellory is definitely transitioning out of naps. She doesn't take a nap now more than she does, but it's still an adjustment because then sometimes she'll fall asleep later on the floor or something, but then we just wake her up after a bit. She falls asleep really quickly when she doesn't nap and sleeps all night. Lucy has not napped only a couple times, she still takes one almost everyday, though not as long as they used to be. Lucy still wakes in the night about 2/3 of the time, but goes back to sleep pretty quickly with a drink and a hug.

They both love to go to Kindermusik and story times at the library. I would say Lucy is a bit louder at home, but they almost switch in public and Lucy is more shy/stays by me, while Ellory loves to do all the activities. Lucy is a mover and is always doing something. She loves to help and is great at cleaning up. She's more laid back and is content doing whatever, though is getting more particular, like setting up something just so or not wanting to listen until she's done doing what she's doing. Ellory notices details and loves to compliment people, like she'll notice if I'm wearing earrings. She can be as sweet as ever, but is also practicing how to handle her anger calmly. If something goes wrong, Lucy gets sad and Ellory gets mad. Both girls love to sing at home, read books (Ellory more so), play babies, color, love milk, and love when Daddy comes home. Lucy is the best eater. It's fun that they can join Norah in more “big girl” things as they are getting older, like Polly Pockets, Barbies, and a few beginning games like Candy Land and Pretty Pretty Princess. They love to talk about going to preschool next year. We are anxiously awaiting meeting their new cousin Murphy! We love you so much, Lucy and Ellory! Twins are truly great!


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