Time is marching by. I can hardly believe it's been four years. But I must admit- having 3 four-year olds and an 8 year old is pretty dang fun. I think if I could freeze-frame time, this would be the moment in my life that I would like to enjoy forever. I have such sweet kiddos. How lucky am I? I'm trying to enjoy every little bit of life right now knowing that those dreaded teenage years are a mere blink away.
Here are Will and Nora on their birthday (back on June 24th):
Strong and Sassy
Enjoying the day at Liberty Park:
Will had a Diego Rescue Adventure party with outdoor fun...
...and Nora had an "All Girls, No Boys (or brothers!) Allowed Pink Princess Party"
- Loves anything to do with a ball. Can play sports for hours.
- Has an insanely inquisitive mind. The questions never end.
Definitely Nate's mini-me. He's like his dad in every way. Except for his cautiousness. (Not sure that's a word.) He got that from me. Sorry bud.
- Can beat any adult on Wii bowling. Trust me, his uncles have all challenged him and lived to rue the day.
- World's best (or maybe worst) back-seat driver. "Mom, gooooo!" (I can't bud. The light is red.) "Mom, go FASTER!" (I can't bud. This is a residential area.) And echoing the Garmin, "Mom, turn left. You're supposed to turn LEFT!" (In 0.3 miles bud.) On and on and on.
- Can out-whine anyone. Hands down.
- Insists on being carried in from the car. Which I should probably discourage but secretly adore. He buries his head in my neck and squeezes me tight. Oh that it may never end...
Things I never want to forget about 4 year old NORA:
- Nora is a perfect angel.
- No really, she is.
- "Mommy, I love you soooo much." I get to hear this about 20 times a day. Normally when she randomly comes to me for hugs and kisses. (See...perfect.)
- She laughs at anything and everything.
- She keeps up with her brothers just fine. Perfect blend of sensitive and tough. (See...perfect.)
- Much prefers her "pretty" toys to the dumb boy ones.
- "This is William. Me and him are twins." She loves telling anyone this little fact. And she insists on calling her brother by his full name.
- Regularly gives public singing performances. With full belt-style vibrato. In the grocery store. Driving down the rode. (She rolls down her window and serenades the world.) To the birds in the backyard. The neighbors love it, or at least they claim they do, but the have reported the need to close their windows when they are on the phone and Nora is in the middle of one of her concerts.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOODLES!
Now quit growing up so fast, okay?