Speaking of re-periments, Lila randomly adds "re" to the beginning of many words. Like "re-mazing" (amazing) and "re-nnoying" (annoying) and "Re-melia" (her friend Amelia). I'm not exactly sure why she does it but it's kind of cute!
And speaking of speaking ;), Lila started speech this week! She is super excited, especially because many of the kids in her class go to speech. They are going to be working on consonant deletion to start (i.e. saying "peech" instead of "speech"). I'm really grateful that she is going to be able to do a full year of speech before Kindergarten and think speech will be so helpful for her!
I mentioned in the boys' post that they started swimming lessons. Lila also started swimming lessons and was happy to be in level one because that meant I was in the water with her! She works pretty hard at swimming lessons and has learned how to do front and back floats! She can jump in underwater and is starting to work on propelling herself forward. Her main complaint about swim lessons is that she's freezing. Sometimes she just wants to curl up in a ball against me instead of swim.
We went to the allergy doctor this month and found out that Lila is still allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Her levels are still low but haven't really changed, so we keep avoiding nuts. Lila's seasonal allergies have been giving her a lot of trouble this fall. Usually her seasonal allergies are only problematic in the spring, but this year she's had allergy trouble on and off all summer and this past week has been pretty bad--itchy eyes, stuffy nose, red and puffy face, yuck. She is such a good sport about it, though, and has been taking medicine and handling eye drops like a champ.
Lila is starting to notice letters everywhere and has figured out most of the letter sounds! Her allergy pill has an "I" on it and every night Lila proudly tells me, "Mom! I, i!" (That's her saying the letter and making the sound. I don't know how to type that haha!) We started Phonics Pathways a month or so ago but she wasn't really ready for it. She wants to try it again, though, so I think we're going to pull it out and see how it goes this time around!
Lila's first order of business after school is to give me a hug. Her second order of business is to look inside her backpack while we walk to pick everyone else up. Her teachers pack up her backpack so it's always a fun surprise when a new paper is inside. She checks every day.
Lila recently moved up to a 16" bike and is cruising! She was up on pegs her first day on the bike and hasn't looked back at her old bike since the move. She is riding Asher's old bike--which is also Reed's old bike. It used to have Lightning McQueen stickers, but now it's just solid red. She calls her bike exclusively "Red Riding Hood." She loves being faster.
Lila loves her babies and is cute with them as ever. The other day we took Bitty Baby in a stroller with us in a stroller to school drop off, then after we were back home we took Bitty Baby on a walk in Lila's toy shopping cart around the neighborhood. Lila's current favorite stuffed animals are her Beanie Boos: Tigee (stuffed tiger), Rooster (stuffed rooster ;), and a tiny one of shifting names (stuffed seal). She tucks them in at bed, feeds them at meal times, and includes them in play times.
And now, some funny and cute quotes (from most recent to furthest away):
"Mom, is it just like a circle with two legs on it? Is that how you draw a 'R'?"
"My eyes are like dry watery. Like they're kind of dry and kind of watery. Like the beach."
"Craisins are dried out raisins! I learned that at school. Actually I just learned that in my brain. I'm so smart."
"Mommy am I ever going to get bigger than the boys?"
Lila was tired and told me, "Mom, I'm losin' it."
"Mom, we will never stop holding hands!" (like she will never get too old for it)
We had to go to a lab to get bloodwork before Lila's allergy appointment. Later, she told Ryan she had to go to the "arm doctor" and now had "owies in my pits." (pits=elbow crease).
Lila: I have been watching you and now I know how to be a big mommy girl! Sooooo many years!
Me: So many years what?
Lila: Since I've been watching you!
Lila: Asher you know how your peepee is a small hole and my peepee is a big hole? Why is that?
Asher: Because boys and girls have different body parts (good answer!)
Lila: Asher you know how sometimes we get shirts at school and girls have to change in the bathroom and boys can change outside? Why is that? Because boys and girls have different body parts?
While hiking: "I wish I had bigger legs."
"Daddy I am excited for your new job! Mommy didn't tell me to say that. It was just me." (After Ryan got a promotion)
One day she started yelling, "I am the girl of God!"
Lila drew something and we told her good job (it was a picture of our house and super cute). She proudly responded, "I had no help!"
An hour after Lila started eating a hamburger in the car on a roadtrip: "I'm still dealing with my meat." (like it was a trial)
Lila: You know that big name of July?
Me: Independence Day?
Lila: Yeah! I learned that at school!
Asher: Lila, you have to buckle
Lila: You don't have to treat me like a prisoner
Me: Sorry you're getting treated like a prisoner.
Lila: What's a prisoner?
Lila was tracing circles on her legs and saying, "loading, loading, loading..."
"It's too glass! I can't reach it!"
Lila tried on new shoes and exclaimed, "Mom both of them are too exciting for words!! They're so cute for words! Yeah I can't even say a word!"
"I'm not tired at all. I'm Lila. Who's always hungry."
"At Mason's party his grandma like didn't even eat cake or anything. I guess she's on the challenge!" (The challenge was a healthy eating challenge Ryan and I did. Lila couldn't fathom someone not eating cake otherwise.)
Lila, holding out her arm and laying back. "Mom, I am going to cuddle you! Come fill up my arm!"
Right after Lila's birthday, Asher asked if Lila could have the Star Wars cereal. Even though that wasn't at all related to age, Lila silently held up four fingers and smiled!"
Lila: I'm hungry
Me: Nice to meet you hungry. My name is Mommy
Lila: No my name is Lila. I'm just hungry said Lila. (She said said Lila)
One day I put Lila and McKynlee in the car then went to grab something. I came back and Lila had buckled on her own! I said, "Lila! You buckled!" And she, in a matter of fact tone, said, "Yeah. I'm four."
Me: Are you going to be a good girl without a nap?
Lila thinks for a few minutes
"Everyone in the whole world is excited for Christmas! Even bad guys."
Lila was climbing up a ladder and giggling. "This is going to be dangerous!"
At bedtime, after she'd already come of our her room 4-5 times.
We were watching Harry Potter and Lila grumpily remarked, "There's not even Harry in the movie!:
Me: Harry is in the movie
Lila: Oh! I have been waiting to see Harry!
Gave me a hug and whispered in my ear "I love you so much. You are my best friend in the whole world!"
6 hours after nursery. "Mommy, you helped good in nursery!!"
Me: Lila what are we going to do with your boys?
Lila: Sell them at a garage sale!!!
(She now says this all the time.)
One day she started singing, "No tooting on this path but if you don't know you have a toot coming you can just toot it out!"
"When we go to Mcdonald's all the people will see me and say, 'That is cute person!'"
The kids made me cute footprint canvas picture one year for Mother's Day. One day Lila looked at it and asked, "So I was 0 and Reed was 5 and Asher was 3 and Mommy and Daddy were...hundred?"
Ryan: Lila stop
Lila: can't stop won't stop!
Lila dropped her bracelet. I gave her her doll to play with instead. Then Lila said, "She's not getting it!" I looked back and she was reaching her doll down to the ground in an effort to grab her bracelet!
"I had a thought! How does santa come in if we have no chimney?" I asked what she thought and she said, "Oh I know! He just throws magic stuff at our house and it makes a crack ! Then he comes in the crack and uses hot glue to close it!"
"Hey mom! I just noticed...star nursery...I go to nursery!"
"Mommy! I sleeped with my eyes closed the whole time until like 8:59. Then I woke up."
At bedtime, after she'd already come of our her room 4-5 times.
Lila: I need to tell mom a question
Ryan: No. You've lost the privilege of talking to Mom right now
Lila: It's a girly question
Ryan: What is it?
Lila: I love you so much
"Daddy since she (mommy) does so much things for us let's get her so much presents!" (For my birthday)
I heard Lila when I was on my way downstairs to work out early one morning. "What are the boys doing with them whole life?"
Lila noticed a freckle on her arm and excitedly told Grandma, "I'm getting dots just like mommy!"
Lila wanted fruit snacks and Grandma said no. Lila said, "But Grandma they're like really fruity."
Lila's drawer fell out of the dresser. She told Grandma, "Oh just leave it. My Dad will fix it when he gets back."
Lila saw a small skull with our Halloween stuff. I told her Reed painted it when he was little. Lila responded, "Oh did you measure him head?" (She thought it was a model of tiny Reed's head)
There were two starbursts and Lila had idea of how to share them: The boys could each have half and she could have her own.
"Mommy since you didn't bring any books for your trip you could borrow some of my books! You could take a lot since they're short."
Lila was yelling to me from her room at bedtime. I went in and she said, "Mom can I show you something re-mazing?! My nail polish goed back on!" (Her nail polish had rubbed off a few fingers. It didn't really go back on it was just dark and you couldn't tell)
Lila marched down the stairs and sang, "Follow the leader! Follow the foot jammie leader!"
Lila: I see one!
Me: Good job, Lila
Lila: Yeah cause I have a good eye.
Lila: I can't wait until I'm a mommy