Life with a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a New baby (well he is technically 16 weeks) is never dull. Let me catch you up on what's going on with each of them.
4 - Landon - aka Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, Lightning Landon, and our newest alias Spy Guy
He spends his time climbing, jumping, and creating. He knows the sounds of most of the letters in the alphabet and can even read a few words, but would much rather learn about dinosaurs or interesting animal facts. He knows all the words to the theme song for the Wild Kratts cartoon. But he still loves to snuggle at bedtime and play "What's Your Favorite?" and his prayers are so sweet and genuine.
That brings us to
2 - Elaine -
She still spends most of her time trying to decide if she wants to be a big girl or a little girl. She loves to do school work and has actually surprised me with some of the things she understands. Yet often gets words confused like cheeto for cheetah and ghost for goat. She tucks all her babies into bed each night and keeps their diapers clean and hair brushed. She is getting quite brave in her pursuits to keep up with Spy Guy, but still needs lots of sympathy when she gets injured in the line of duty. She loves to sing and we love to listen.
New - Levi
He is getting so much personality and it isn't like his siblings as babies. He seems to really watch everything and notices mobiles and hanging toys his brother and sister always over looked. He is pushing himself up with his arms and reaches for toys. If he is on his tummy very long he rolls to his back, we are waiting anxiously for him to roll himself to his tummy. He is cutting two teeth and can bring toys to his mouth. He loves to snuggle and smiles so big when you talk to him. He is quite fond of his family and we can't imagine life without him. I've already had to pack away the newborn and 3 month clothes.
Even though seeing each of the children grow and change is bittersweet, I have been reminded to be present in the present. Each stage is packed with moments I never want to forget, but that doesn't mean I need to go back and repeat the past. Ashley at Under the Sycamore says it so well here and here.
What are your children doing that you want to slow down and enjoy?