Welcome to the Roe household blog. We're attempting to post 365 days of pictures in a Roe. Cork and I have been married since 2002 and welcomed identical daughters in August of 2009 after a struggle with infertility. Our girls were definitely worth the wait and I say they were destined to be here because they were conceived on my birthday, due on my sister's birthday and born on my grandma's birthday. What are the chances of that! We welcomed our third daughter in June of 2012. We all fell in love with her right away. She has two amazing older sisters who love to watch over her.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Trouble Bites

I bought this pepper at Trader Joe's today. I put most of the groceries away, but missed this. I left the kitchen for a short time and came back to it like this. Zia had taken a bunch of bites out of it, but didn't eat any.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Green Eggs and Ham Day

Zia and I helped make green eggs and ham in Eiley's class today. It was at the end of her day, so I was able to go get Arya when her class was done. She came over and got some to eat as well. I sat her down at one of the tables and one of Eiley's classmates looked back and forth between Arya and Eiley. It took  her a second and then she asked "Who are you?"

Reading with Zia while she nurses may be worse than reading with Zia when she isn't nursing.

This is totally normal....right?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Self Manicures

I let the twins paint their own nails today. That is probably never a good decision when four year olds are involved. I thought it was funny though. I made them use their nail polish, which basically just peels off. I am thankful for that since so much of it ended up on the floor.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

No Pictures Please

For possibly the first time ever, Eiley did not want her photo taken today. I wish I could have gotten a good shot of her face. It was hilarious. She didn't stay mad long. She couldn't help but laugh when I climbed under the table with her.

The kids are both doing really well in swim lessons. Eiley is doing amazing. She swum about half of the pool doing backstroke tonight by herself. Arya is doing well too, but is afraid of sinking, so she won't put her head back and swim. She tucks her chin, sticks her butt down, and sinks.

As always, Zia is still making reading very difficult around here. It's hard to get her to stop when she makes us laugh.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Making Me Proud

The kids and I spent a long time at the library today. First they had story time and then we picked out books. I took Zia into the bathroom to wash her hands. When I came out, I saw a guy ducked down behind a shelf with a kid. He was restocking the books the kid had knocked off the shelf. I told him "we've done that before". I assumed he was down there with his own daughter. Nope. I walked around the corner and saw Arya sitting in a chair net to his daughter. I went back to him and told him "I guess we've done this again."

Shortly after I got the books reshelved, I found the kids trying to knock each other out. There is a little alcove with soft kid chairs on both sides. Arya and Eiley were standing on chairs on opposite sides. They had a soft foot stool in the middle. They were jumping from their chairs, at the footstool, at the same time. Basically crashing into each other. I stopped them from doing that since they really were going to do some damage to each other. As soon as they stopped, they started wrestling. Of course Zia couldn't be left out of that.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ballet Plie

Zia seems to think that the freezer door handle is her own ballet bar or gymnasium. She loves to play on this. She'll grab on, lift her legs, and hang upside down. I am not looking forward to the repair bill if she doesn't stop.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Head Biter

Biting your baby's head out of frustration is not a mothering tactic Zia has learned from me.