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.
Zia was up at 5:15 this morning. The twins were in bed with me and Cork was in Arya's bed. Everyone got up with Zia, except Cork. The twins stayed up too late and were a wreck when we tried to go to bed. Both were crying messes, so we decided we would all sleep better if they stayed with me and he went to their room. They woke this morning how they were late last night...sobbing messes. I took them swimming this afternoon for 45 minutes to wear them out. We got out of the pool and as we walked to the locker room Arya said "I think I stayed up too late." Yes child, you definitely did. All three kids fell asleep right when we put them to bed tonight. Zia had a nap in the car on the way to the grocery store today and that was it, so it didn't surprise me that she was out quickly. When I thought she might nap this afternoon, she helped me make banana bread instead.
The kids tore the family room couch apart today. They know this is not something they are supposed to do. Since it was already apart, I decided to vacuum it. Arya told me that they'd taking it apart just so I could clean it. She has a little work to do on her sales pitch.
You would think that someone who crashes this hard at nap time would sleep for hours. Nope. She sleeps for 90 minutes max most days. She is also staying up later most nights playing in her crib and waking earlier in the morning. Everyone around here is tired. Usually when she gets up, the rest of the house is up for the day, no matter what time that may be.
Zia picked her own clothes today and was so proud of herself. So many people say she looks just like Corky and I don't see it. It's just like when they say the twins look like me. I don't see that either. I see them as individuals and can see parts of us in them, but I rarely think they look just like us. I can definitely see Cork in this picture though.
That milk drool on her chin cracks me up. I wore her out! She pretty much never nurses to sleep anymore. At night, I've been nursing her downstairs and then rocking her for a few minutes in her room then putting her in her crib awake. She's gotten to the point that some nights I'll rock her two or three times and then she points to her crib for me to put her down. I miss nursing her in the rocking chair in her room at night, but I love that I'm not tied down to be there at bed time anymore.
Even when she picks her own clothes, she doesn't always leave them on.
Arya and Eiley have been doing things they know they shouldn't and then blaming it on their CareBears. We read a book about a girl who does this and her animal got taken away. I figured that would be enough to teach them, but they seemed to need to learn through first hand experience. I took their CareBears away today and tonight. Both are upset about it, but also know I'm serious. I didn't really take them. The bears are in their room, sort of taunting them, they just can't touch the bears. Tomorrow they'll get the bears back, but with a warning that if they continue to make bad choices with the bears, then the bears will go away again, but for longer.
Arya went to a birthday party today at a gymnastics place. She loved it. The girls have both asked to be in ballet at the gym and I honestly don't think they are going to like it. I called the gym to see if there are any spots left in the gymnastics class, but it is full. We're buying them used ballet shoes because I'm pretty sure the girls will use them for one class and then be done. Eiley has dreams of dancing on her toes up on a stage. I showed them vidoes online of kid classes and what they'll probably be doing and she really didn't like what she saw, but still wants the class.
I'm not sure why, but the kids have had so much energy lately. Maybe because it should be getting warmer out and we should be able to be outside, but we haven't been out much because it keeps getting cold. Arya and Eiley did not sit still all day.
I couldn't get them to stand still for a picture, so I spun in circles with them as they ran around me.