Monday, October 27, 2014

My baby is ONE

It's hard  to imagine life without our little Caroline.
 I never imagined we'd have 3 kids in 2 years (miracles happen!), but I got serious messages that there was somebody ready to come to our family.  And after waiting 5 years for Savannah and Lily, Caroline arrived with hardly a hiccup.

Caroline is the teeniest, tiniest person but has a BIG personality and an even BIGGER will.
She's is the perfect addition to our family.  Caroline is convinced that she's a 3 year-old stuck in a 1-year old's body and spends her days trying desperately to keep up with her sisters.  She started crawling at about 7 months, realized she couldn't move fast enough so quickly worked on walking, running, stairs, and by her first birthday is VERY independent. 

Caroline knows how to work a crowd.  She has a million-watt smile that never fails to win fans wherever we are.  And her laugh.  It kills me. 
Currently, Caroline loves baby dolls, avocados, hot dogs, books, her daddy (and mommy), her grandpa (and grandma), playing outside eating pebbles, closing doors, ice cream, and doing whatever Savannah & Lily are doing. 
We love this little girl and I can't wait to see what life has in store for her.  She has a powerful, happy spirit that is a total blessing in our home. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

3. How did this happen?

On one hand, I can't believe Savannah and Lily are ONLY three; I can hardly remember life without them! And on the other hand, it feels like last Halloween with my ladybugs & baby flower was just a few months ago; this year has FLOWN.

A few of my favorite funnies from life lately:
  •  Lily mistaking a jar full of cilantro-lime dressing for a green smoothie, taking a small sip, licking her lips, and asking for more "spicy juice." 
  •  Savannah, in the middle of a crowded restaurant bathroom, saying "Hi big poopers! Nice to meetcha!"
  • Savannah: Flashlight=flash-night.  Swimsuit=swim-out. Upstairs=up-y-stairs. Polka-dots=polka-ots.  Lunchbox=munch-box.
  • Lily loves telling secrets.  She puts her mouth right next to your ear and whispers total gibberish.  And is totally convinced what she's said is very important.  
  • Lily giving me a big hug, a smile, and saying, "Mom, you're so beautiful."  
  • Savannah LOVES to play pretend.  But she's never a princess, or fairy, or mermaid.  Instead she's Jake (of Never-land Pirates fame), or a Cowboy ("Yee-haw Ma'am!"), or a Dinosaur ("RAWRRRRRR!!!"), or a Quiet Ninja (karate chopping while whispering, "HiiiiiiYA!"). 
  • Lily is the queen of the dance party.  Whenever there is music, Lily is working her interpretive dance moves. "Y-y-y-you love it, Mom??"  "Yes, Lily. I love it."  :)
I am so grateful to be the mother of these sweet girls.  And I LOVE this stage of life!  At 3 I still get lots and lots of snuggles, I can still make almost any problem better with a kiss and a band-aid, and I get to see their amazing little minds learn and grow and make new connections every day.  It is so fun to see life through the eyes of a three-year old! 

Thanks to my amazing husband, the documentor of our little family, for yet another wonderful birthday video. :)