Each of them has had a birthday in the last month or so, so I wanted to make sure to give an update on all of that. But it has continued to be hard for me to sit down and talk about "my girls" when there is a little girl on the other side of the world that I still know almost nothing about and can't really claim as one of my own yet even though I desperately want to. So it's hard. But while I struggle on my blog to find a way to celebrate the three that are here, it hasn't been hard in life and we have had a blast celebrating each of these girls over the last month.
This girl is 12. As in, her last year before I have a teenager. Holy crap.
|band concert on her birthday…and one of her "fans"|
|celebrating her birthday with a couple of her buddies|
|waiting for the bus with an extra little early riser|
The other day, Elise and I experienced a bit of a, let's call it a "moment", that left her a bit unhappy and me a bit frustrated. Lucy asked me what had happened and I responded, "11. 11 happened." We have our moments for sure, but this kid is another one that I am just loving being the mother of.
|I just realized the girl on the book is also wearing a tie-dye shirt. Ha!|
|They were so excited to dress as twins unintentionally.|
|Such a daddy's girl.|
Oh Lu. My teeny tiny Lu. This little peanut that still doesn't make it above the 10th percentile on the growth charts. Truly the definition of the kind of kid that you want to pick up and carry around in your pocket all day.
|These two…oh my heart.|
|Even her smiles tend to have a quietness about them.|
|bowling with buddies|