We gave him two bibs (I don't know why I still had them. They were adorable and handy, but we don't need them), a pair of blue jeans, and four pairs of pajamas. There were also some stacking bowls that Sara gave Evelyn that she loved to pieces for a long time, and some stacking cups. Bright plastic things good for nesting together and counting and naming colors. They need more use, and I trust that Ellis is the man for the job.
|Ellis touching her new big girl toys was slightly stressful for her.|
Now Evelyn is 4 and can use a pencil sharpener. I told her a few months ago that she could use one when she was 4 because that seemed really far away at the time. Whoops. But a deal's a deal. So for one of her presents, I gave her a few unsharpened pencils and a pencil sharpener in a Minnie Mouse pouch. She was pretty happy. She's sharpened all of her pencils now and we talk a lot about emptying the shavings into the trash and being careful about not sharpening her fingers and which way to turn the pencil and how she's very big.
I bought her a Minnie Mouse nightgown at the mall tonight. She likes Minnie Mouse a lot and wants to keep wearing her Minnie Mouse fleece footie pajamas. She's also been wanting a nightgown for a while because a character in a book had one. I didn't even bother washing the thing. I just stuck it on her before bedtime because she was so excited about it and it seems like 4 is an okay age to stick clothes on fresh from the store. Not all the time, but for a special occasion like this. I held her up so she could see herself completely and she was very pleased that she looked so beautiful. She also mentioned that maybe someone would want her warm pajamas. I almost told her she could save them for fall, but she'll probably be way too big for them. Ellis probably will be, too.