At our clinic, they really promote straw use, as it will help the kid learn to use lilp closure and this contributes to better articulation when learning to speak. Man, I hope I said all that right?! At any rate, Gabbi has it all figured out now! And ME?! Well, I need to learn to brush my hair before I have my picture taken in the morning!
Speaking of hair....
Ellie decided she needed "bubbands" like mom. I had my hair in two little twirly buns on the side this day, and when I took them down, Ellie wanted them. (Actually, AFTER she wore them around as Bracelets!!)
I thought this was so dang cute. I cannot believe my girl has pigtails. Oh, how I dream of the day for big matching bows on her pigtails!
As for Ellie with the bottle. Well, this is a nightly ritual. She doesn't typically go around during the day with one. But. having a sister who gets one kinda messed up the going cold turkey, and oh well, who cares?! She is just about done with it anyway!
And while on "cold turkey", did you know we no longer have a paci?! NONE! Miss Jean just told Ellie to go throw it in the trash one day, and ta da. It was GONE! Ellie has never looked back. She DOES wake up in the morning from time to time and say, "Bye, Bye Paci", in a pretty pitiful whiney voice! It is so sad! I am glad Gabbi never really wanted one. That would've made for some TOUGH rehab for Ellie!
Thanks again so much for all the support. I am completely overwhelmed. I will have to post some pics of our day in the pasture. The blog banner above is from this past Sunday! We just pulled right over on the side of the road and took pics in a cow pasture. I thought the green grass was so pretty with their bright white dresses. We'll get those on soon.
Oh, and I had a lot of requests, surprisingly, for the Fall scrapbook ideas. Jessi has set up a Flickr account, and I intend to post all the kit ideas on that site for those of you who have not done yours yet. You can go there for a bit of inspiration and ideas. Give me a week or so and we will direct you there. Nighty night. Melanie