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.
I overheard Arya tell Eiley today "I think Daddy may be a sloth." I have no idea what the context of that comment was. It was pretty funny on its own though.
They built a "secret habitat" today. They were in the bathroom with a half full water bottle, discarded clothes, newspaper, stuffed animals, toilet paper, sunglasses, and a blow up fish. Eiley has been learning about habitats in school. They wouldn't let me in the bathroom at first, so I was a bit scared about what I would find, but it wasn't too big of a mess and they cleaned it up.
We took the kids to the zoo and they got to feed the goats. I think this is the first time Zia joined them. She loved it.
I was worn out by the end of today. I took an hour long class at the gym and was shaking for at least 30 minutes after. When the twins got home from school they wanted me to take them on a walk, so I loaded them into the double running stroller, threw Zia into the Ergo, and started to walk. They wanted a long walk, so three miles later we were finally done...and both of them were asleep. Little stinkers. Zia stayed awake the entire walk. They fell asleep at the very end. When Cork came home from work, he asked if I wanted to go for a walk. I really didn't want to, but it was nice out and we have to take advantage of the few nice months we have.
The older two got all ready for school today. They were so cute. I had to take their picture.
I love the way a kid's mind works. Zia pulled this stick out of the office earlier today. It goes to a paper roller thing from IKEA. She played with it off and on, just like she does with the stick from the sliding door. Then, as I was loading dishes into the dishwasher after lunch, she did this. What makes her think that trying to knock a picture off the wall is a good idea?
Sounding out how to spell words is really hard if you don't say the words correctly. Eiley told Arya today that she would give her a marker she wanted if Arya could spell Bernice, or as they say "Bahnice". So Arya says B, and then I ask her what comes after the B in Bernice and she says N. I was so confused why she wasn't getting the R since she knows the R sound. I wasn't expecting her to know there was an E in there, but the R is pretty obvious, if you're saying it correctly. The B says "buh" and then the next letter must be N.
Zia kept herself busy today playing with water...again.
She also spent a bunch of time on the potty. She rarely goes, but she thinks it's funny to fart on the potty. So funny that she has perfected pulling up her own diaper.
We had a really good Memorial Day today. It was beautiful. We spent most of the day outside. We started with the parade we always go to. It was much nicer this year than last. I enjoy a parade much more when it isn't freezing and raining out.
Zia got to spend some time with her favorite activity, water.
Cork and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary today. We went to church and came home to Zia screaming and crying. She refused to nap, even with me walking her around the neighborhood in the Ergo. It took me way too long to figure out that it was her ears. I treated her ear ache with garlic oil and she was good to go when she woke up from her nap. If I hadn't seen her screaming a few hours earlier, I would never have known she'd had an ear ache.
This is not a booger. Looks like one, but it isn't. It's marker. I'm not sure how she got it to look like that, but she was pretty proud of herself.
We went to a kite festival today. It was definitely not cooler by the lake. It was much warmer there than we had expected. It was also not very windy, so there weren't many kites. We still all had a good time. While there, I learned that Arya, Eiley, and I still fit into one port o potty if we have to.