*Around the beginning of March, Lana started having terrible nightmares. She would wake us up screaming and crying several times a night, most nights of the week. For the past month, we've noticed a pattern. If Lana has quiet time instead of napping, she is up at night with nightmares! It makes sense because Dan is the exact same way. If he is overtired, he tosses and turns and talks in his sleep and is very restless in general. Like father, like daughter, apparently. We've started making sure she gets a nap on most days, and she has almost completely quit having nightmares. Relief!
*Mommy and Daddy went on a date night, and one of the things we did was play arcade games. We used our tickets to buy Lana a whoopie cushion - she loves it!! She thinks it's the funniest thing to blow it up and then to jump on it. I don't know if she really "gets" what's funny about the noise, but it sure is funny to watch her! I SO wish we had gotten a good picture of this!
*Almost every day, she asks me if it's July yet because she knows that her birthday is in July, and she can't wait to be 4. Oh, I just want it to slow down. I TEACH 4 year olds in preschool - I can't imagine her being that old. How did this happen?
*Walking through the grocery store this week, she said, "Mommy, I could just read books with you all day long." Music to my ears.
*This morning, Lana slept in quite a bit longer than her brother. He was going down for his nap just as she was waking up. She came out of her room in her pj's, flip flops, and a headband (or "crown" as she calls them). The first thing she said was "Can I go outside to play?" It makes us so happy that she loves the outdoors!
*She has really started to play "family;" it's her favorite thing ever. Everyone is assigned a family member to be - can you guess what she always is? It's fun to watch her imagination take off and send her into her own pretend world. We have plans to find her some sort of little playhouse to put in the backyard - she would love it.
*These are the perfect pictures to sum up the personality of my girl: playing on top of the train table, in dress up clothes. Digging in the dirt, planting seeds, in dress-up clothes. I absolutely LOVE it:
*Words can't even convey what a good big sister she is. She loves to play with and talk to Tucker, truly delights in every new thing he does or tries to do. (The only thing she DOESN'T like is when he slobbers on her toys. Don't blame her much.)
Feeding Tucker...they both love this, and although it's a little messier than I might like, it's too sweet not to let her do it from time to time. Preferably outside.
These two smiles M.E.L.T. me. He is trying to crawl, and scooted himself underneath the table. She joined him.
She loves it when I find a way for them to "play" together.