In three weeks, our girls will turn THREE!!!! Oh.My.GOD!!!! I can't believe it, can you? It has been such a wild ride with these four and everyday something new comes out of their mouth or some new "dance" move has to be shown. Of course, everyday their is alittle more independence wanted/demanded, alittle more sisterly "interactions" (aka knock-out-drag-out-battles/screaming matches), but LOTS more hugs & kisses and "I love You's". We truly no longer have babies or toddlers, but little girls with big ideas and places to go. I can only hope I can keep up.
River has become such a little lady. She loves to help and is always eager to lend a hand. She recently had a day out with just mommy and we met daddy for lunch. She was so happy. It is one thing that is hard to do with multiples, one on one time. So they really love it when they get a chance. Now for a River funny: She ALWAYS has to be first! And if she isn't you will hear about it until she gets her turn. Actually the whole area will hear about it. So, earlier this week the girls went in for their flu shots. JuJu got it first since she was in my arms. River, of course, was " No! me first!" Well, once she saw JuJu get the shot and needless to say there were a few tears. River backed-off. When asked who would be next, River said "Skye" as she pushed her forward. (way to throw your sister under the bus, I told her). She did the same thing to Rayne . So when it was her time, she bit her little lip, cried a little with the shot & by the time the band-aide was put on, she looked at me with the sweetest face (with a big tear) and said "it don't hurt no more! it not so bad!" And with that, a happy face returned. I told her since she was such a big girl, we could have a treat--chicken nugget-frenchfry.
Rayne is still the princess of the group and becoming the little "mama". She is always carrying around a doll or a bear and loving on them. It is the sweetest thing. She feeds them, puts diapers on them, ect. She has even tried to do that with JuJu. I don't think I need to tell you how that went over. HA! I asked the girls "who will give me a pose?" and Rayne turned and gave me this face. She is my sweetie.
JuJu. We now hear alot of "no, JuJu!" "JuJu! STop ____!" Of course, it is always followed by her sweet, maniacal laugh. Yes, maniacal! I know, hard to believe. But she truly has fun annoying her sisters. Though, most of the time she is just trying to be right there with them or doing exactly what they are doing. She just wants to be in the exact same spot & have the exact same item they have. Yeah, it usually doesn't go over well. It does make for some entertaining moments.
Skye can be the most serious of my girls and at the same time my little "fairy" child. She LOVES outside! She has to go out everyday to smell the flowers Beau planted & will hug the oak trees out front, running to each one until I chase her down & drag her back in. She can also sit & look at books for hours! Her & Beau will sit and read the OED ( OXFORD English Dictionary) for a few minutes in the eventing. She will ask specifically for "O.E.D" Books are one of her favorite things next to coloring. She now draws faces and is working on making faces with stick figures. My artiste!
Potty training is going well. A few days ago, I almost put everyone back in diapers, including the dog. Trust me when I say you don't want the details of that day! But things are back on tract. We started with River & Rayne and they are now pretty much daytime trained. We will start soon with the other two. God, help me, because I literally spend most of my day in the bathroom. With what we have saved on diapers, will now go to Stanley Steemer & the water bill. seriously.
Lots more to post, but my angels are waking from nap. Until then....From last year. Still hoping to make it to a pumpkin patch this year.