It has been forever since I shared a bit about the girls at their current ages & some of the fun conversations we never want to forget. After a whirlwind of holidays and lots of changes, we are entering the season of all my girls birthdays, each separated by exactly two months & eight days. Just enough time for me to stop crying over each new age, collect my thoughts, and plan another celebration.
Harper is going to be FIVE in February. How is that even possible?! She is so grown up it literally breaks my heart a million times a day. She is the most caring, compassionate little girl in the world, her first priority is to take care of everyone. Her sisters have no idea how lucky they are to have her. She changes outfits ten times a day, loves trying on my shoes and accessories & practicing ballet in front of her mirror. She is currently obsessed with art and making letters & love notes for everyone. Her stick figures of daddy and his beard are the very best. She loves to sneak away from her sisters and go draw upstairs, fold up her little papers into envelopes & hide them in the drawers of our night stands or bathroom vanity to find later. Be still my heart.
Eloise, my little lovable ragamuffin. This girl makes my heart swell and brings me to my breaking point hundreds of times each day. She can put a smile on anyone’s face in an instant & has the silliest little personality. She loves school, arts & crafts, and always tells us she’s a big girl and stands on her tippie toes. Her two best buds at school are Brody & Hollis, who she pronounces “booty” and “pelvis” and it has us dying laughing every night at dinner when she talks about them. She is happiest when snuggling or being rocked, and is almost always singing or dancing.
Claire is rolling into one of my favorite stages ever which is the word burst! She has been talking up a storm lately, her favorite sayings being GO CUBS GO and OH NUTS. Her daily struggle is just being too darn little to do everything that her sisters are doing, she will never understand why she can’t cut with scissors or drive the barbie jeep just yet. Her favorite activities include sitting on the side of the fireplace flipping through books like a little elf on a shelf, having her hair brushed, and playing in the shower. She loves all food, loves to hide snacks in her shirt or diaper & is always trying to steal a sip of my coffee. She also has the best kiss face ever & will always run full speed to hug our legs when we walk into a room.
I try to remind myself that these are the days. Even when dinner plates get flipped over on the floor & I am pulling my hair out because I just cannot break up one more fight or make one more snack, I have to just breathe deep and know that these days are fleeting. I want to remember at least one sweet moment from every single day, and I hope that they will too.17