This morning after dropping Handley off at school Harper, Hudson and I did quick stop by Wal-Mart and then were off to the pediatrician's office for Harper's 4 year check-up. She was so excited to go and couldn't wait to show the doctor how much she had grown in the past year. She did wonderful and we got a glowing report. The funniest thing from her appointment was when the doctor was asking her all sorts of questions trying to access her level of responsibility and involvement at home (where do you put your clothes at the end of the day, what kind of drinks do you drink most, etc.). She asked her, "What do you wear on your head when you ride your bike?" Harper thought for a second and said, "A bow!" The doctor and I both laughed and for the record she did answer a helmet shortly after that, but it cracked me up. She knew she would be getting shots, but also knew that meant a token so she could pick a prize. She smiled right through each of the shots and because she didn't even flinch the nurse gave her two tokens! She picked two shiny necklaces for her tokens and also loaded up on stickers and lollipops.
While we were there I had the doctor take a look at Hudson's ears. He has been acting a little off all week and had a slight fever last night so I wanted to be sure they weren't infected. She said there was fluid in them, but not infected (yet) so we will see how the next few days go. Because he was as good as can be expected (really he HATES being messed with at the doctor) he got a lollipop and a sticker on our way out.
Today turned out to be a two lollipop kind of day for Hudson because after the doctor we headed straight to get him a hair-cut, something else he absolutely HATES. The good news is the lady got him good and because it is shorter than I had originally hoped for, we won't need to go back for quite a while.
After that we made a bee-line for the bakery for lunch and because Harper had done SO great and been SO brave for her shots I let her pick out the biggest (and most expensive) cookie the bakery makes.
height - 41 1/4 inches (85th percentile)
weight - 37 lbs. (50th percentile)