Dancing + others

Greta and Eloise dancing, with Greta singing and making up the dance as they go.

Beatrice saying ‘Greta’.

Beatrice being silly. She loves to make this face when I try and make a video of her, posing for the camera.

Silly face mixed with some music class stuff.

And Beatrice singing along (kind of) to her favorite music class song.

Leprechauns

Greta has read a few books aboutĀ leprechaunsĀ at school lately. And now she seems to have created a whole elaborate world of leprechauns. We have set up a leprechaun trap to capture one this weekend.

All of these facts are according to Greta.
There are five leprechauns per state. They bring gold, real gold coins, not chocolate gold coins on Greta’s birthday. They also deliver gold to some other countries on Granddaddy’s birthday. So everyone keep your eyes peeled on either May 30 or October 2. In Pennsylvania we have one girl leprechaun and three boy leprechauns, while in Florida there are four girl leprechauns and only one boy leprechaun. But don’t worry, all of the girl leprechauns dress like boys so you can’t tell them apart. They have orange hair and beards, some have brown skin, some white. They wear all green, except their belts, which are black with a shiny belt buckle.

We have some chocolate gold coins set out in our leprechaun trap. Once we capture the leprechaun, we will hopefully find his gold, but if not, we will still get some gold on Greta’s birthday.

getting big

Everyone seems to be all of a sudden so much bigger.

Let’s start with the baby. She walks, she talks (a few words), she sings, dances, wants to play with her sisters every single second.

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Eloise uses the potty, talks nonstop, makes up her own games and stories, and sometimes let’s me do her hair.

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Greta sleeps all night in her room, makes up some pretty good songs, always has a solution to the problem at hand, loves to draw and color, can pump on the swing, vacuums.

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Three monkeys

It still remains nearly impossible to get a picture of these three little monkeys smiling and looking. Here is a recent attempt.

No one looking.
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One looking, although still making a funny face!
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Almost there, just get your finger out of your eye, Greta!
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I can see all eyes, and smiles! But I’ll keep trying.
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Mom, we are done!
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Do we really have to sit here and keep trying?
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Ok, two of us will keep smiling, but I won’t put my hands down.
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How about I stick out my tongue? Is that better?
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Baby B, you are silly.
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I moved my hands, but I won’t smile normally.
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No one looking again.
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I’ll put my hands in the air now, Mama!
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B, will you please look!
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Change places, maybe that will help?
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Nope, definitely not helping.
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And we’re done!
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vintage

While we at my parents’ house over Christmas I raided the old clothes closet that was filled with things my mom wanted to keep from when my sisters and I were little. And now my girls get to wear all the cute things. I’ve been trying to snap pictures of the girls when they wear something. Here are some that I’ve taken. As you will see Greta has a new camera face, which basically involves not actually smiling much. Also, sorry for the poor quality, I often take these on the iPad before we come downstairs for the day just to make sure I actually take them.

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Greta’s photo dump

Greta is getting better and better at taking pictures. She is definitely turning into her grandmother in the way she wants everything to be just right in the pictures and makes us sit many times to get just the right shot. Here are some recent favorites. (Eloise also got a camera for her birthday, so hopefully soon I’ll post some of her pictures).

Her sisters are her favorite subjects and they are usually very willing (especially Beatrice, do you see her posing? She does this eye closed thing on PURPOSE.)

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A couple from Eloise’s birthday party.

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She loves to take pictures while we chat on skype or facetime with family. I’m sure my sister will LOVE this picture.

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And it wouldn’t be complete without a few pictures of dolls.

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And lastly a picture she took of me!

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