I realized I haven't posted pictures lately. So here's a few from yesterday and today.
It's not a school day for Silje, so she got to choose her clothes. That girl's got style!
David spent a lot of time playing outside yesterday while Silje was at school.
This is the only photo I got. He charged for the camera once he saw the flash.
We (all expect Knut) woke up at 8am this morning. I almost wondered if I had died and gone to heaven. It was just beautiful.
Elias has been having some sleep problems. He's been having a runny nose, but I'm thinking that's due to teething. On Sunday, he fell asleep in our arms for about 15 minutes at church. That replaced his normally 1-2 hour morning nap. In the afternoon we were at Knut's parent's house. He wouldn't fall asleep in their crib as much as I tried. He did fall asleep in my arms for about 10 minutes. When I tried to lay him down, he woke up. That 10 minutes replaced his 1-2 hour afternoon nap. We went to a Bible study that night. He almost fell asleep several times, but he didn't give in until the car ride home just before 9pm. He normally goes to sleep at night between 7-8pm.
He slept good that night, but yesterday when he woke up, he was still so over tired. He took a really early morning nap, and only for 45 minutes. Then his afternoon nap started at 11am... 2 hours early. When he woke up at 1:30, I knew he couldn't make it all afternoon. So when he started falling apart 2 hours later, I laid him down. What followed was a 2 hour struggle to get him to sleep. He was so tired, but would not give in. Picking him up did not help at all. He didn't want to eat, play, sleep, or be awake. But, he did eventually! Until David woke him up 30 minutes later.
So needless to say, I got nothing done yesterday. Even the smallest of tasks were so difficult. I'm so glad we all got some extra sleep this morning!
This morning I was telling the kids about the errands we need to do. I reminded them that we need to work on no complaining or arguing. In a voice of excitement, I said "raise your hand if you don't want to complain or argue today!" Silje raised her hand, but David didn't. I said "David, raise your hand!"
"I don't want to."
"Do you want to complain or argue today?"
"No, but I don't want to raise my hand."
"Why can't you raise your hand?"
"Because it's too hard!"
"You just raise your hand like this."
"NO!" (followed by meltdown. There was wailing and tears and beating of the chest.)
Hmmm. So much for no complaining or arguing, especially when you're complaining and arguing about not complaining and arguing. Classic.
And here's a little clip of Elias playing and grunting this morning. A little treat for Grammy to see, maybe. He can pull up to a stand now. He's a bit hoarse after his tough 2 days, so his normal grunting he does while he plays is more pronounced.