These days my girls are playing together and bickering like sisters - sometimes this is cute and sometimes this is difficult. At lunch last week when the big kids were in school and it was just me and the girls having lunch together Alyssa was having a little trouble eating her lunch and Julianna had a few words to say about that:
Julianna: Come on, eat your lunch kid.
Alyssa: (beginning to cry) She called me kid.
Julianna: Well, yesterday when we were sleeping Alyssa called me potty talk.
How can I not laugh at the silly banter between them? I wish I could capture the way Alyssa talks - it's hard to explain. When we took Lollipop to the vet for his injury Alyssa had no hesitations about telling the vet, "Lollipop has a problem." And certainly he did :)
But 4 years ago now these girls who are currently best friends at one moment and mortal enemies the next looked a little more like well, burritos :)
And of all the little gestures newborns do, the one I miss the most is how they put their arms up in the air while they're sleeping :) How cute are they?
Where did these tiny stinkers go?! Four years ago they had their first professional picture done - they were so tiny but somehow we managed to time these photos at the perfect moment between sleep and food that they actually cooperated :)
Four years ago they weighed 11.7; 12.8 and 13.12 lbs and we had nicknamed them Little, Leaky and Loud. Four years later Rachel is still the smallest of the bunch and Alyssa is still the loudest but Julianna leaks a LOT less :) Since the girls are obsessed with them being babies and often tell me how much they miss being babies (not that they really remember of course) they love to hear what we called them and Julianna could probably tell you that we called her our Leaky Princess while Rachel was our Little Peanut and Alyssa was our Loud Pumpkin.
Sorry to take a trip backwards but I'm always thinking about them when they were babies on the 16th - it's so hard not to!
I didn't really set out to participate in Way Back When-esday but since the 16th fell on a Wednesday it just seemed appropriate!
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An Author's Christmas Story by Julie Lessman
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