Hello...it's Me

Oh my blog… My neglected shiny red bike. So shiny and bright but no time to take you for a ride. I really wish I was better at this blogging thing. I SO want to be able to do this regularly. I admire so many other bloggers and really wanted to grow my blog and join this amazing community. But right now, motherhood, wifehood, career, and just life has seemed to hold me back. I’m keeping my blog open for the day when I decide to fully commit to it again, but…in the meantime, I’ll just continue with some sporadic posts here and there when I remember about my little red bike in the corner. :)

On that note, just a quick update on life with the girls – Evie and Emi are growing like weeds. These girls simultaneously make me laugh so hard I cry and cry so hard I laugh. While they drive me crazy, they also bring me so much joy that it makes my insides hurt sometimes! I never really knew how much love someone could have for a child until I had my own. 

Emi is now just a few days shy of 22 months and Evie just turned 4. Emi has recently started daycare (this mama is still in disbelief) and Evie starts 4 year old preschool in a few weeks! Say what?!?! I seriously blinked and these girls are not babies anymore. Personality wise, Emi is my little diva/firecracker. When I thought Evie was a handful, I obviously hadn’t met her match! Ha. My little Emilia is full of character, life, and energy. She is always smiling, singing, jumping, climbing, running, and playing. The only time she’s not doing those things is if there is a cartoon on. Currently she is obsessed with Toy Story 1, 2, and 3, as well as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (just the beginning and ending songs though….lovely.) It’s funny because most people tell me that she looks nothing like her big sister, and I always agree…looks wise and personality wise, they are quite different! Emi is my blonde-haired little chubster. Weighing in at around 28 lbs, she has always been in the upper 90th percentile for weight and height…much to the dismay of her older sister who tries to push her around. Emi can definitely hold her own! 

Moving on to Evie…my big girl. It’s hard to believe she is already 4. Seems crazy to me. Evie impresses me every single day with new things she learns. She is the queen of silliness and pretend play. She loves making funny faces, pretending to be an animal, or showing me silly dance moves. She is obsessed with baby dolls and loves being outside – jumping on a trampoline, riding her Power Wheels around, or just kicking a ball. This girl could live outside. Evie is my dark-haired dark-skinned skinny minnie. She has lost all the baby weight and has turned into a beautiful little girl and I can’t seem to get over it. I see her sitting with her legs crossed and imagine her as a teenager. It’s craziness. She’s my first-born baby and holds a special place in my heart. 

Well there it is. An update on Evie and Emi – the today and now. I love them so much and I’m so thankful to have my amazing hubby at my side to help me raise these little troublemakers. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.