Mike and I were definitely manipulated by a not-even-4-year-old tonight! After we tucked the girls in tonight Mike decided to make some of his brownies. I was up on the computer and Ella came walking in, "Mom, I smell brownies." I couldn't believe she actually distinguished the smell as brownies (not cookies or cake, but yes, most definitely brownies!) so we had to go tell Mike. I came back upstairs and Ella came a little while later looking disappointed and telling me, "Dad said I can't have brownies and he'll save them for me." I told her that would be a fun treat for tomorrow and that she needed to hurry and go to sleep because it was late. I assumed she had gone back in her room until she came to me again a little while later with chocolate on her face asking me to help her brush her teeth so her "teeth won't turn green." Mike came in and I forget exactly how it came out, but eventually he said something about how I had told her she could have brownies, which I of course had NOT done. Sneaky little Ella had gone back downstairs when I told her to go to bed and told Mike that I said she could have a brownie, so he gave her one! Our night ended with a talk about telling the truth and a toy being taken away (this a new form of discipline I am giving a try...obviously it is working marvelously!). Ahhh, the fun begins! :-)
Here are some funny pictures from the week so far:
An Addie Burrito
Addie loves to correctly, and forcefully, identify my "ahhs"
Addie trying out other options than her mouth. Earlier she had 2 toy bottles and was holding them in both ears at the same time.
Picture time=fun time!
I was bending down trying to take a picture of a big green spider when Addie climbed on back. Ella of course then had to do it also, which made Addie mad. I love this picture because this same cycle occurs multiple times each day :-).
Addie in what Mike calls her "bubble suit"
We went to brainstorm at Kayley's reception site today and the girls managed to find many ways to entertain themselves: