Thursday, March 29, 2007
Today was our last day of swimming lessons for awhile. Rena has done really great. This last session has been really difficult for her and a real challenge. It started off on the wrong foot with the new teacher. Rena takes a little while to warm up to new people and this teacher didn't even let me tell her Rena's name before she had grabbed her and basically dropped her in the pool. Aside from the obvious, the main problem was that Rena didn't know that she was changing teachers and the old teacher, Ms. Joanne, was in the lane next to the new teacher. I didn't know we were changing teachers either and therefore didn't have a chance to prepare Rena for the change. Oh well. After a few classes, Rena really liked Ms. Daniella and even more amazingly she learned to swim. She went to swim lessons with a positive attitude every time and she left every lesson crying and telling me she didn't like swim lessons. So I decided we needed a little break to master the skills and increase our confidence. She left today's lesson happy. Go figure
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
My girls are getting so big. When Rena was born, I started a diary of sorts in which I spoke to her and told her what was going on. When Rachel and Riley were born, I switched to a more typical voice for the diaries, but it still just pretty much told what was happening in their lives. Then I got really busy and I haven't been able to write much at all. That's too bad, because they are all growing by leaps and bounds and I cherish every moment with them...I just don't have time to write about it. Rena is almost 3 and a half. She is very sweet and stubborn and independent. She is all about having a good time and playing with her friends. she is smart as a whip and just the other day, she drew her first picture. It was a picture of me and her and her daddy. I was mighty impressed. We all have an oval head and really big eyes! We have legs, but now I can't remember if we have arms or not. I've put it aside to put it aside and I've labeled it. Hopefully, one day, my children will look back on all the things I've put aside and be able to enjoy them. Rachel and Riley are officially 18 months old and they are so much fun. Riley is soooo atheletic and happy. She is stong and coordinated. She runs everwhere and she looks up to Rena. We have this Plasma Car that she loves to ride on. She propells it with her feet and she loves to go FAST! She is really shy around other people, but she loves 'the guys' and there's always someone to hold her. Rachel is very outgoing and funny. She loves new people and will frequently walk up to strange men and try to get them to hold her. They usually do. She sinks in and sucks her thumb. I don't know what that's all about! She is sweet, but she has a mischievious streak a mile wide. She repeats lots of what we say and she tells Max what to do. All three of them are beautiful, special and sweet. All three of them are very different. I love them so much it hurts and I now know what the expression really means.
Spring fever has hit and I'm ready to plant. It's nice that the girls are older and I actually can get a few things done. I managed to edge part of the driveway yesterday and it looks so much better. I'd really love to plant beautiful flowers all over my yard. The only problem with that is that the ground is barren and nothing will grow without lots of soil amendment. That takes alot of time and many trips to the garden center. I just have to remind myself to go slow and not bite off more that I can chew.