Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My How They've Grown

I haven't been feeling well lately - a lot of pain in my mouth from all the dental work and from the grinding and clenching - due to stress and anxiety, they say. BAAAA! What stress? I got a mouthguard and wear it whenever possible, and though I'm adjusting, it makes my mouth hurt.

I've taken a lot of pictures lately because I don't feel like going out, so I stay in and don't feel like cleaning, so...
We went to a party for a friend's daughter and I caught the cutest picture of her oldest daughter holding Olivia in the pool. This is the girl who made the beautiful "Happy Birthday" driveway mural for Olivia at her birthday party.
At the party, they had this trampoline. OG loved it and Cindy just had to have it, so now we do. It's great for burning off that last bit of energy right before we sit down to dinner.
Olivia turned 3 the end of July and the twins turned 5 months on Sunday. As I look at all 3 of them, I can't believe how much they have grown and changed in such a short period of time.
Jake is such a happy little guy - always smiling, laughing, trying so hard to talk. He has a dimple in his left cheek to die for and the other day I discovered he has a matching one on his left butt cheek, too. I bit it so hard when I found it! I just couldn't help myself.
I asked Jake what his greatest wish was. His reply - "Peace!" Emma just gave me a blank stare and never did answer me. I'm pretty sure she's practicing for her teen years.
Olivia requested a photo shoot with her sister and her brother. Of course, I obliged.

Emma can stare you down for hours. It's a little harder to get her to smile and laugh, but when she does, it lights up the room. She also has other faces.
Can you say POUT?


nailgirl said...

Great pics!

ECand3 said...

Thanks. You always comment right away. I appreciate it. I'm not as good at reciprocating. I promise to try harder. (-:

K J and the kids said...

I can't stand how gorgeous that little Emma is. Seriously those big blues and pouty lips.
They are getting so big. I can't wait to hold them.
I am SO glad that Cindy made you get the tramp before we get there....Syd will LOVE it :)
I can already hear the altercations. Syd in time out for pushing Olivia off. UGH !
Maybe we should put it away before Syd gets there :)

ECand3 said...

No way! It is staying out and they will take turns, if they can get you and me off it. It is so cool - it plays music and has games. FUN! I guarantee Cam and Spence will not be denied. They WILL force their way on and OG and Syd will band together and eject them.

Amy said...

Our niece had gotten the trampoline last year for some reason and once we saw it we had to get one for Pete. Now that the twins are big enough they totally love jumping on it. A bit scary when all 3 try to do it at the same time.

Peace out to Jake:)

Tammy said...

That trampoline is the hit of the season! Thank God for Grammy. I love all your pictures(especially of Sara and Olivia-I guess I am biased) They look like they could be sisters with those blue eyes and blonde hair! Peace out, Jake!

ECand3 said...

Amy - you're back! Nice to hear from you. I have had visions of all 3 kids trying to jump on it at the same time. I guess we'll see.

Tammy - you are biased, but with good reason. So happy we got this thing. Thanks for letting us be copycats.