Where to begin with our babiesâ€¦
Well, they are affectionately called two names in our house. â€śThe Littlesâ€ť, which is the nickname given to all the nieces and nephews in our family by my youngest sister, and I think pretty self explanatory. They are also known as our â€śPunksâ€ť which started when Addie was born with flaming red hair. She was our little Punkinâ€™ which of course became, â€śHey Lil’ Punksâ€ť and so forth and so on. As each of her sisters has been born, they too have miraculously had the same wonderful strawberry blonde coloring. So we now have a house full of â€śLittle Punks!â€ť
There are days that I look at all 3 baby girls and wonder HOW could we be so blessed???
And in the very same moment, I also think WHEN are they coming to commit us? Because in about 2.5 seconds weâ€™re gonna lose our minds!
Then I remember those cute little babes (punks…) and realize life may be nuts-o and crazy, but itâ€™s also one heck of an adventure and Iâ€™m so glad Iâ€™ve got my little girls and their awesome dad with me to share it all.
Letâ€™s start at the beginningâ€¦.Addie is our first daughter (March â€™08). She is almost 3. Sure to be the fastest human being on this planet either on foot or in the water. You think Iâ€™m kidding?? Truly, Iâ€™m not. As they say in Forrest Gump, â€śFrom that moment on (she) was runningâ€¦.â€ť And she is FAST! I really don’t think she knows how to walk.Â Nor that she is not a fish. By 2 1/2 she was jumping off the diving board and swimming laps with her mom. Addie loves to be a big sister, she is SUPER excited about all things that she discovers. Trying to figure out the world, and love everyone along the way.Â Our little girlie-girl dressed to the nines in mama’s shoes & makeup, and a princess dress while playing with trucks and swinging a light saber.Â Addie is most certainly her Daddyâ€™s daughter. Athletic and bound to rule, well…everything.
Next up is sweet Hayden, our little Hay-Hay (February â€™09).Â At almost 2, our second daughter has freckles that will melt your heart, pig tails that will make your cheeks hurt from smiling, and the sweetest little disposition. (Although, I wouldn’t suggest crossing her…just sayin’).Â Hay wants to be a helper soooo badly! Itâ€™s easy to be quick to tell her no, but when you stop to watch, you realize, sheâ€™s not casually throwing diapers out of the drawer you just put them in, she is systematically moving and stacking them into the closet in little neat piles. At almost 2 she can put a puzzle together faster than you can say Peanut Butter & Jelly. This oneâ€™s got her mama in her. Everything has its place, and sheâ€™s gonna to put it there! My little organizer, making mama proud!
And then thereâ€™s little Piper (March â€™10). The happiest kid on the block. No book needed, she just is. Iâ€™m sure a lot of that comes from being the third and having to go with the flow 24 x 7, but she does it in spades. Always a smile on her face, always a snuggle to give, always a giggle to squeeze out of her, always a loving fascination with her sisters. Piper is just perfectly Piper. Most that spend a few hours with her usually ask in fascination “Is she always this happy/content/sweet??” The answer is yes!Â God knew we need one that was calm!!
There you have it…The Littles!