Saturday, May 26, 2012

May is Almost over!

It has been a wild ride the past four months, this three littles thing. In other words, three children in 4 years (and 1 month), kicking our behinds. It was not what we set out for, we wouldn't necessarily have chosen it, but we wouldn't trade it for the world! It is this wild, unsettling, some times (okay, a lot) chaotic ride. We are enjoying our three little people so very much. Even on the days where if seems like some one is always (and I mean ALWAYS) talking, crying, whining, humming, saying my name over and over, wailing, grunting...There is always always noise... commotion...Movement...and NOISE!

Fun times.

I thought I would update us on life.


4 Years and 5 months old: She can write her entire name...And almost any word if you tell her what order to write the letters (in other words, she knows all her letters!). She can skip with both feet, summersault head of heels over and over and over. She is learning to jump rope...And she still loves to hula hoop and can keep it going for almost a minute when she is "in the zone". :0) She can some times hit a ball with a bat when Daddy throws for her and she loves to run and dance- and be active.

She is, as always, a sweet empathetic and thoughtful person. But she is coming into her own more and more...She has new boundary lines that won't be crossed (with her younger sister especially). She has new concepts that she is exploring and boundaries she is pushing. In other words? This is a bit of a challenging stage. On the flip side, she has an insatiable curiosity. I struggle to embrace her favorite word "WHY", to help her find answers (or give them to the best of my ability!). She likes to talk and often has a constant stream of information she seems to be processing.
A new side of Roo is coming out, a quiet introspective side. She likes activities that allow her to sit and think. She prefers to be at home with her magnadoodle, markers, crayons and oodles of paper.

The girl could draw all day. She loves any thing "crafty" especially if it involves glue and pain and glitter! She is friendly and thoughtful, organized and intentional...As always enamored by her new baby sister and would kiss her all day long if she could. It is so fun to see new angles of her personality.

Friendly: 2 years and 9 months (and change).
Oh this girl!!!!

This picture sums it up better:
This Best...

Or perhaps this gives you a peek...

She is a character. She... She loves to wrestle...She is strong in every way.. Loud in every way (sadness, anger, joy...she is ALL out there!), She can gallop, she loves to dance, crack jokes (she has an uncanny sense of humor for 2!), she is starting to draw (or try to) different shapes, she knows all her colors and recognizes many of her letters and numbers, she loves to dress up any thing shiny or frilly she is all into it!

She marches around in these too-big "fancy" shoes with necklaces and bracelets galore. She is very gentle and loving with her baby sister, loves to snuggle and hold Pip and spends every afternoon after her nap snuggling with her.

 She loves to be out and about...Loves playing with other children. She has also recently really gotten into being read to (the whole book, not just a page...Very satisfying). She gets really into the stories. She likes stories especially about little children like her, learning new things. Both girls have recently discovered a love of "books on tape" - it has made nap time a cozy daily ritual of putting on their favorite story (Katie and the Big Snow).

They both also love to help around the house...Their favorite "chore" is hanging up the cloth diapers for me.
The also enjoy unloading the silverware out of the dishwasher (they do a better job with that). :0D

4 Months Old today!
What to say about our amazing baby? She is TEETHING sooo HARD! She has her front incisors and eye teething coming in and she is chewing on every thing furiously. But apart from the teeth making it a bit hard for her to fall asleep, she is doing so well. She is such a little lover. She loves her sisters. She is rolling both ways well and getting around "inch worm style" when left on the floor. She is also sitting independently (though topples so needs to be on a soft surface!)
She is a grinny, happy, deep little person

Some other favorite pictures from this month...

We switched bedrooms! The girls have the larger bedroom, and more play space now!

Playing with baby sister!

Quiet Puzzle Play

baby in a bag

My First Mother's Day Card addressed by one my children (with real  letters)

Making Dirt Angels...Guess whose idea this was?

3 Months and 2 weeks

Sissy Love

She loves to play with toys!
Rainy Day Play

My Status update from that day: 
 A walk in the pouring rain, to "jump in puddles" with a 3 mos old (in carrier), 2 littles, and 3 umbrellas - during rush hour (lots of buses and cars): not my brightest idea ever. Like herding a bunch of blind and deaf ducks through a logging river.

We were safe...we were painfully slow...we got soaked...we had fun. Next time the umbrellas stay home #nervewracking

So... I think I am caught up!!