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.
Arya was on a roll today. She called Zia a "buttaroni". I asked her what that was. She said it was because Zia has a big diaper butt and likes macaroni. Later, we were playing and Arya asked Zia "You wanna play I'll chop you in half?" I wasn't sure if I should laugh or be mortified. I know it's from a book we had from the library last week. A girl in the book wants a magician at her party, but decides she needs two in case one chops himself in half. So at least she didn't come up with it on her own.
Eiley asked me for our Elf on the Shelf today. About the hundredth time she asked I finally gave in. I tried to insist that I didn't know where the elf was, but she was sure it was in the basement with the Christmas stuff. I purposely pack her away in the basement, not with the Christmas stuff. That way we would never accidentally get her out in front of them. It didn't take long after getting the elf out before Eiley started putting things together in her mind. She wanted to know if Cork and I are the ones who move the elf. I danced around the question by turning it around and asking her what she thought. This worked in the past for Santa and the Easter Bunny. This time she was sure that it was us and not magic or Santa moving the elf. Arya was right there with Eiley wanting to hear my answers. I then explained that they couldn't ruin it for other kids at school or for Zia. I also finally got out the elf book that talks about the kids not being able to touch the elf and the elf reporting back to Santa. They told me they liked that they can touch our elf. I'm not sure they fully understood the behaviors being reported to Santa since we have never hyped Santa too much.
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?