Irieanne- our 5 year old is at school right now she has show and tell today and she wanted to take her shell necklace that her great- grandma gave her. She is doing fabulous in school; her teacher says if she could have 24 more of her she would love it. She is very independent, she is a bit timid at times but once she gets to know you her funny humorous side comes out. She is about is very athletic and very interested in learning facts and details about everything, why things work and how they work. She is the little mom of our home and can change diapers or could clean up the whole house if she is asked.
Francella- Our 4 year old is doing very well at learning how to write letters and numbers and she just got a little V-tech laptop for her birthday which she enjoys playing with. She is the most outgoing of our kids and is very emotional as well. She loves being a girl-y girl, dressing up and creating her own outfits and fashion is probably her favorite thing to do. She is very good at repeating lines from movies and delivers the lines with the same attitude or tone, its hilarious! She has a sweet and special way of helping without having to be asked to do things (which I love!) and she is the defender of everyone. She is very strong-minded and her vocabulary grows like weeds. She is starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2009, but we think she is already ready for kindergarten; maybe they might let her in this fall.
Kenny- our 3 year old is really taking on more of his big brother role. At nursery he stands up for his little brother if anyone is mean to him. He is very timid but loves attention at the same time. He has a goofy personality and he likes to make us laugh. He loves to be active. He is always on the go, running or riding a scooter or his tricycle. He tries his best to keep up with what his sisters are doing. He is a bit mischievous but his curiosity is wonderful, though it can be hard to keep tabs on what he is trying to take apart or get into. He is bright and learning about things. Right now he loves his alphabet and counting. He asks many "WHY" questions throughout the day, which we get tired of but we also love it because we know that he is learning.
Itula- our 14mo. old son is the baby and loves being the baby. He is still nursing and doesn't think it's time to stop nursing. He hunts me down if I am busy and lays down on my lap trying to lift up my shirt. (It’s so funny!) My mom says I did the same thing. He is growing so fast and is always climbing on the table or a chair. He is fascinated with turning things off and on. He loves music and dances anytime he hears a beat. He has a friendly persona and is often smiling or giggly. He also likes to try to run away as fast as his little chubby legs can take him, because he likes to feel like a big boy and walk around by himself. He sings two songs variably "No One" by Alicia Keys and "Ring Around the Rosie". He is usually singing in tune to songs and it's pretty darn cute!
They are the greatest challenge and ultimate blessing in our lives!