Is it possible that my girls are actually 4 years old?
(me and my goofy four-year-olds! L to R: Rachel, Julianna, Alyssa for those of you who don't know!!)
Apparantly the calendar says they are! I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that it has been 4 years since I gave birth to three little people. Four years ago I remember being completely unsure as to how I would handle a single day with three babies and now 4 years later we have survived and thrived with triplets. We have even managed to keep all five kids alive and relatively happy :)
But, not only did the girls turn 4 today they got new big girl bunk beds!
This is "Phase 1" - we have the beds together, the mattresses on as well as new bedding. We still have to hang the curtains, the lights and paint the room. I realize the paint should have come first but it just didn't fit into the schedule. Hopefully next week!
When we put them to bed Julianna and Alyssa had top bunks while Rachel slept on the bottom leaving one empty bed for guests or as a "couch" for the girls to play on. I'm quite excited to have the extra bed! Of course, once all the lights were out Alyssa was nervous she would fall off the top bed so she was moved to the open bottom bed. It's a learning process - we'll see what happens tomorrow night!
We did get to one decorative touch - a new rug on their floor:
The girls love their new room and their new Christmas pajamas. After all, now that their birthday is over we are ready for Christmas :) Okay, not quite especially since we seem to celebrate birthdays for a whole week and not just one day. The girls birthday is no exception - it will take us a good week to finish their room and they are having a "pink" party on Saturday.
Happy 4th Birthday to my girls! I love you and you have been such a joy to have in my life. I look forward to so many more years to come even if right now I'm not ready to see you get older!!
Trips down memory lane to come - what's a birthday without remembering where we've been and how we've grown?
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