I like to just give an update on Addison and Trey every now and then so I will have record of what all they were up to at this age. I don't scrapbook or keep a good baby book, so hopefully the ole' blog can help me out one day.
Trey is a very active 4 1/2 year old. He has become very inquisitive over the last few months and nothing is black and white anymore. He has also become very argumentative and never lets anything go! This year has been so exciting because this is his first year to really understand and get super excited about Christmas. However, because he is so inquisitive he makes it really hard. Just the other day we got our Elf on the Shelf book down and started reading it. After we read it this was our conversation:
Trey: So where does the Elf go every night?
Me: He flies back to Santa.
Trey: Well, where is the real elf cause this one can't fly he's a toy.
Me: Santa gives him magic powers to fly.
Trey: Well this elf can't talk.
Me: Santa gives him power to talk to.
Trey: Well if Santa can do all that why does he need an elf to fly back at night. He can just see for himself.
Me: Oh good grief Trey...just believe the book it's for fun.
Then he came out of his room at 9:45 that night and said, "I've been watching the elf and he's still sitting there."
It's funny though because in the morning when I moved the elf he got really excited. It's like he forgot he didn't believe the elf could go. I guess I should be glad he questions everything but sometimes it gets really exhausting. Some days I feel like all I do is argue with a 4 year old.
He's getting really close to blending some words and still loves to add and subtract. I think all of that just goes into his inquisitive nature. He wants to find out as much as he can about everything!
Addison is definitely into the defiant 2's! Everything is "NO" or "AGHH" (thats her growl/scream) and then she runs away. It's also really funny when someone she doesn't know really well talks to her or tries to tell her to do something because she gets this pouty look and just stares at her feet. She talks so much more than Trey did at her age. She talks in complete sentences and repeats absolutely everything she hears. She also loves to tattle and spends most of her time running to me telling me what "Bubby" just did.
She is slowly getting into singing songs and currently loves "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Jingle Bells." The only way I can get her to lay still through a diaper change is to either sing one of these songs or have her point out body parts. Both of which she is getting tired of. Most diaper changes consist of her yanking her leg up, yelling no and then her eventually winning and staying naked around the house. She refuses to wear panties or pull ups and for those who know Addison you know that I generally let her do what she wants!! :)
Addison and Trey are in such a fun stage together. They play together all the time and love each other so much. There are some days that they will literally play for hours together in the play room without any problems. However, there are also lots of days that they fight, hit, scream and both end up spending most of the afternoon separated in time out. I have to say though this is my favorite age for both of them by far. (I say that every time). I feel so blessed to have such great healthy kids!!