Ella’s Quiz – 4 years (5mo)



I asked Ki these questions when he was 4. Here’s Elle’s turn (a bit late).

What’s your favorite…

color? Every color in the whole world.

sport? I like dancing. Danciiiiiing!

shirt? My favorite shirt is my big Hello Kitty shirt that has a lot of skirts around it. And it’s colorful.

restaurant? Hickory Park

food? tomatoes

treat? Bomb Pop

drink? milk

weather? Winter and Summer.

book? My music book that got broken that has princess music.

toy? My horse cuz it has a pink heart nose.

animal? Hmmm. Zebra.

story from the Bible? lambs

letter? E-L-L-A

part of school? I don’t know about school yet.

Who are your friends? Elena, Taliya, Reagan

Are you going to get married when you’re older? I don’t sink kisses are fun. [asked again] I’m not gonna get married.

How old? [if you did] How much you are. Cuz you got married and you are big. [30]

Who do you think you will marry? [if you did] Viggo if he would be my own size. He is 5… [He’s 4.] Oh. So I’ll do Viggo. Viggo Viggo Viggo Viggo… I’m a pretty cute giiiirl

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? Hmmmm… I’m gonna be a doctor and a princess.

What was the best part of your life so far? My birthday.

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 4? I don’t know.

What will you be able to do when you turn 5? I don’t know what I’ll do when I’m 5 cuz I’m 4. Mommy, I don’t sink turning 5 is bigger. I sink it’s shrinking cuz Roman looks small and he told me he’s 5 and I’m bigger and he’s smaller.

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Mom

What do you want to teach Fenton while you’re 4? To learn good stuff and not be mean.

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 4? Same as Fenton.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Same number as you. [how old do you think?] 21!

What field trips do you want to go on this year? I wanna go to Africa! An see all the animals like giraffes, hippos, alligators, monkeys….

Ok, that was the end of our questions. “Good! I’m tired.”

Paisley is 6 weeks!

Dear little Paisley,

You’re 6 weeks old! You are SUCH an easy baby. This picture sums you up pretty perfectly.


Ella put a headband on you, it fell in your face, and you’re still smiling. The only time you really cry is when someone lands on you or knees you in the head. You know. Crazy older sibling stuff. You’re going to be a tough girlie! You weigh 9lbs, which is pretty awesome when you started at 5lbs 14oz. You’re getting too tall for your newborn clothes, which is kind of sad because you have some cute outfits!

You love snuggles and kisses. Don’t worry, you get a lot of both. You bat at your toys and try to put your plug back in your mouth. You’re pretty much amazing. You still have pretty blue eyes.



You seem to sleep better during the day upstairs in the light and noise. You do get woken up frequently though. Someone bumps your seat or thinks snuggling, kissing or holding you is more important than you getting to sleep. You are neediest in the evening. You like your snuggles. At night you usually do two 4-5 hour chunks of sleep. Really. You are awesome.

We can’t wait for your personality to develop. Maybe you’ll be our calm kid. That’s possible for a Wandling…right? Either way, we love you so much!

Eleven. Months.

Eleven months is unreal. I cannot believe My baby boy will be one next month! Make it stop!

Fenton, you are SO fun right now. The day you turned 10 months you started taking 1-2 steps and got up to 7. Then you stopped. You’d take a couple steps and drop to crawl. This past week you just decided to full on walk. So now you walks everywhere and it’s adorable! You usually have your fists out in front of you. Cute cute.

On April 18th you popped 2 teeth! That was a LONG time coming. You have been a napping champ the past few days!

You still are not sleeping through the night. Little punk! The norm lately is Sleeping about 7:30pm-7:30am, waking up to nurse around 11, 2 and 4. Sometimes you’ll nurse and go back to sleep in the morning, sometimes you don’t. You’ve been napping about 10-12 and 2-4/5. I think you’re going through a growth spurt (you’re thinning out) and will start sleeping better soon.

You love watching yourself in the camera and taking pictures.

You go to sleep awesome on your own. I can put you in bed awake and you fuss for maybe a minute and then give in. Glorious. Thank you. 😉

You are such a sweet, happy boy. Dad thinks you’re going to be our sensitive kiddo. If we get after you for something (you really like cords and trash…) you get upset.

You like playing with balls, duplos and Little People. Your favorite duplos are the ones with wheels. You drive them and it’s so cute. Such a little boy!

You LOVE being naked. If I let you escape during a diaper change you crawl SO fast. It’s funny.

You are starting to play with your brother and sister more. It’s cute.

You love to eat. Nursing and real food. You’re getting pretty good at feeding yourself, too.

You’re started climbing into things the past few days. Too funny. You can’t get out though, so you yell and start fussing.

You’re starting to like blankets. Your favorite is currently a fuzzy light blue blanket with satin edges. You’ve been holding it standing up the past few times I’ve gotten you up.

Here’s your big bro at just over 11 months and your big sis at 11 months.

8 month Fent-o

Fent’s 8th month was a big one!


  • all done
  • milk
  • play
  • waves hi/bye
  • ball
  • ma ma ma
  • ba ba (bye bye)
  • ah dah (all done)
  • bah (ball)


  • pulls up super fast
  • walks around stuff
  • kisses
  • plays patty cake
  • so big
  • gets into everything
  • loves eating
  • figured out he can sit down from standing
  • Fent has been going to bed around 7/8 and sleeping about 12 hours. He still wakes up 1-3 times.
  • He thinks he needs to eat every few hours.
  • He often has to be put in bed to fall asleep. He’s like his big brother and just gets more wound when he’s tired. You have to stick him by himself with no stimulation. 😉

  • duplos, especially the little car
  • his plug
  • eating/nursing
  • snuggles
  • books
  • Ki and Ella
  • holding still for diaper changes
  • not getting food when others have it
  • getting bundled up in his dog outfit and hat, then falls asleep in the van


  • 18 lbs
  • fitting 12 month clothes best (but sometimes wears bigger/smaller duds)
  • super happy and rolly

Dates to remember:

  • Jan 1:  Noticed tooth #2! His bottom right. He took a really good nap the afternoon of the 31st (3.5 hours). I think after he pops a tooth he gets a nice, pain free rest. He’s a very good teether! Just a bit snotty, which the amber necklace fixed in a few hours.
  • Jan 3:  Fent started kissing me! I got lots of big, open mouth kisses. Love it.

(Top 3 pics by Danny Vasquez)

Elle-isms (27th ed.)

“Ki. Yeh mudder ses don’t carry him around!”

“My baby’s cute as a little fly.” -Ella

Ella whining… “Momma, Ki’s calling me booty shake!”

You will be pleased to know that while I was wrapping presents today, Miss Bella Ella surveyed my ribbon container and pronounced, “All my presents will be pink!” – Gramma

She’s admiring herself and her makeup job.

I love that, the majority of the time, Ella calls me Mudder.

Muffin and tea with Gwammy. She picks out the chocolate.

Ella loves her new Christmas dress. She put it on and said she was a dancing geal. :)

Ella has requested to be called Buford (from Phineas & Ferb). And is growling in response to people. And her baby doll is Baljeet.

Looking forward to Ella waking up in the morning. She is SO excited for her doll diapers. I had to buy some “belcro” this evening to finish them. She giggled and woohoohoo’d about the ones with flowers and butterflies. Could she be more adorable?

Ki is in his room for a little discipline. Ella went in to talk to him. I just heard her as she was coming out saying, “Don’t come out, or I’ll spank yuh.” Hah! Then she went back in (after being reminded that she doesn’t spank him) saying, “Didja come out or anysing?”

Ella to Fenton: You can choke those legos, but don’t grab any of my things!

Ella was pulling her pants/underwear down to get her diaper on for bed when Ki walked downstairs.

Ella:  “Kiiii. I’m gon be inapopiate. I’m gon be inapopiate, Ki! Yer gon see my buuuutt!” pulls her bottoms down, turns around and wiggles her bum while yelling, “Booty shake!!”

Ki:  Do it again, Ella!!

Ella:  Booty shake!!

Ki:  Do it again, Ella!!

Ella:  Booty shake!!

“I like hearts. And buttuhflies. Buttuhflies ah reely impessive. They have wiiiings and can flyyyy.”

“Mom! Dad was low because he wanted ice cream.”

Tapping elbow… “This is my nippo.” Then she and Ki had a discussion about nipples and had to look at theirs.

ice krispie treats = rice krispie treats

Ella’s duplo gun has a presser, not a trigger. :)