Sunday, November 13, 2016

Twins turn 3!

It's hard to believe it's been over three years since we became parents to these two beautiful girls! It's strange how I went from crying myself to sleep because I wanted to be a mother so badly, to crying because I never got any sleep with baby twins, to crying because my babies are now three years old. Why is there so much crying involved in motherhood?!?!?

Eden and Lydia had a great birthday. Nate and I took them to Chick-fil-A for lunch and opened some presents there. I made them Anna and Elsa dresses and we gave them a couple DVDs. They also requested to go mini golfing. They had never been before but had seen it on a show and kept asking to go. So we invited our cousins and hit the green. Let's just say the coordination left much to be desired, but they had so much fun! Afterwards we had cake and ice cream. They were very specific about what kind of cakes they wanted so I had to make two separate ones for the first time. Eden requested a "purple chocolate cake with purple finkles (sprinkles)" and Lydia wanted a "strawberry pink cake."

Eden is such a "big sister." Some may classify her as bossy, but I like to think of her as a leader. She likes to choose where we go or what music we listen to or what game she and Lydia will play. Usually, Lydia will go along with what she says, but every once in a while Lydia chooses something different and then we're in for the ultimate battle of wills! Eden is very confident and a daredevil. She's not afraid to try new things and even when she fails, it doesn't seem to phase her. She looks up to her older cousin Chloe and strives to do everything she can do. She loves playing with her umbrella and wearing her favorite costumes (or nothing at all).

She just couldn't leave the house without her crown!

Lydia is such a sweet little girl. She loves to help me with Adeline and be a little mother. Even though Eden is more of the "leader" Lydia is more of the "mother." Every morning she gets herself dressed and then picks some matching clothes for Eden to wear and lays them out on the floor for her. She enjoys learning and is constantly repeating the nursery rhymes and songs she knows. I think she'll have a beautiful singing voice like her Aunt Kaley. She's more timid when it comes to things outside her comfort zone. For instance, if we go to a new park and there is a tricky ladder, she prefers to watch Eden go first before trying it herself. But once she convinces herself to try something, she's just as adventurous as her sister. She loves playing with her baby and setting up pretend picnics.

Helping push Adeline in her swing at the park

Both girls are doing ballet this year and absolutely love it! I'm excited to see their recital in December. It will be a hoot! They also enjoy playing soccer with their Daddy. In the summer, Nate took them to the fields to play once a week. They are well on their way to being super stars! Swimming, playing at the park, exploring the Amazeum, having tea parties, playing Candy Land with mom, and playing hide and seek with Dad are some of their other favorites. Side note: they are terrible at hide and seek which makes it HILARIOUS to watch. We love our Eden and Lydia!!!

Singing in the rain

First day of ballet

Helping Daddy wash the car