Andrew loves sports. He and his Dad have bonded over college basketball this past year. He is the epitome of a first born~ caring for his other siblings, helping in so many ways, and leading and planning as opportunities arise. I watch him mow the grass, this time with the real lawn mower (instead of the bubble one) and feel like I am privy to moments of impending manliness with every pass. Our conversations are more meaningful and mature and I love that.
Elijah is still our storyteller. His use of adjectives and illusions to parallel experiences make mundane situations lots of fun. He continues to be very passionate and curious. He and I share an enthusiasm for Iron Chef America and Chopped on the Food Network. He has recently been making me "courses" of snacks throughout the days. My favorite so far is vanilla wafers on a heart plate.
Isaac is such a boy. He can do chin ups on various pieces of furniture, run fast, and jump high. He knows how to escape and find stuff--- I honestly never know what he is going to do next! His voice is the sweetest sound. His natural inflection melts his Mama's heart! If he catches me sleeping, I awaken to gentle Isaac kisses. He is just precious.
Eliana is still a dainty little lady. Her distinctiveness is an attribute most distinguishable in such a petite person. She loves to be held and tuck in her arms when she is feeling vulnerable, which is such a welcomed posture for a two-year-old, so desiring independence. She speaks softly and laughs with intention. Isabella has started calling her "Ana" (like Ana from Frozen;)).
Isabella is a dancer, smiler, amicable, and such a delight. To say she loves her Daddy is an understatement. They have a fun loving relationship. Bella will periodically point to him until they make eye contact and smile! She also gives him love taps--- really it is more like love whacks. She and her Ana love to sing.