Friday, January 27, 2012

I kinda like them

Least you think that this was my doing (the matching outfits) it was not. It was 100% the brain child of my eldest. And her sisters were feeling cooperative.

I kinda like my kids. Not always, but lately I have really been having fun with them.

Eliana is the sweetest 6 year old. Helpful and usually very kind. Full of creative games that involve her sisters. Generally loves to spend time "doing school" and can't get enough learning in general. Still has a running commentary about life.

Addilyn is sweet and funny. She is creative in her own right, enjoys playing by herself if Eliana is busy but usually ready to go with whatever crazy game her big sis has invented. She also plays very sweetly with her little sis.

Annabelle is a cuddle bug. Wanting to snuggle and chat, bring me toys, read a story. Always ready for a snack but big enough to wait when I ask her to. Yeah, she melts down. A little sympathy goes a long way for this kid. If I ask her to, she can usually vocalize why she is angry and calms down quickly.

Today is the second rainy day in a row. Ugh. I hate being stuck inside and am not used to it. It just doesn't happen that often in CO. So we blew up a massive ball and rolled around inside of it for a while (after moving the furniture out of the way). Today is National Chocolate Cake day so we youtubed a bunch of videos about where chocolate comes from and are baking a cake. Kids are all napping now and I already consider today a success. I had fun. My kids had fun. Overall, they were nice to each other.

There are childhood stages that are not my favorite. Infanthood comes to mind. But this? I like this. I kinda like these children of mine.

3 comments:

Honeycutt Family said...

I'm glad at least one of us is in a "good phase" with our children. Matt and I were talking last night about this 2 week "stage" we've been in with G & R where we feel we're saying the same thing over and over and not getting anywhere. I'll be glad to get out of this valley and get back to "normal"...

Sarah said...

That is such a sweet picture of all three girls! That baby boy doesn't know what he is in for. Those girls are just gonna love him to death!

Jennifer McHam said...

Awesome. Just. Plain. Awesome.