Growing up I was like every other little girl...gonna get married, buy a house and have babies. I originally wanted 4 until I asked my aunt where her baby came out of, and then I was all for being childless. When I finally overcame the phobia that babies come out of your va-jayjay (sorry dad), I knew I wanted girls. No offense to the boys out there. I just knew that I was meant to be a girl mom.
When Brad and I got married, we discussed how many kids we wanted and it was always 2 or 3. He comes from a family of 5 and there were only 2 in mine. I wanted a big family! Once I got pregnant with Rachel, I was fine with just having 1. I was SO sick. I lost 12 pounds in the first trimester.
I convinced myself with all three pregnancies that I was having boys. I even bought a couple boy things just to prepare myself, it was pathetic, really. I couldn't even believe it when they said, "It's a girl!!" x3! I couldn't be more overjoyed to be a girl mom. Most days I look straight up to heaven and ask what kind of hell he put me in, but I truly wouldn't want it any other way!
Rachel is our firstborn. She will be 15 in a few weeks. This girl is the epitome of a first born. Leader, bossy, organized, bossy, outgoing, and bossy. And for the record, if she ever sees this picture on here, she will be plotting my slow and painful death. However, when you proceed to take 50 selfies on your mothers phone, it's game on sista.
She is in her freshmen year of high school and is doing awesome. She has enjoyed playing volleyball and is quite the player! We have so enjoyed watching her play, although she can slow down on the injuries list. Sheesh. I might need to take AFLAC out just on her.
She has an awesome group of friends and she LOVES to talk. Oh my word, if I had to give you one word to describe her, it would be chatty! I love that she loves to talk, but man, some days when all three of them get talking I look like this:
Except I'd be in the bathtub with a sign on the LOCKED door that says DO NOT DISTURB!
You can imagine what a house full of girls is like...lots of drama. I know these next four years are going to fly by, so I am reeeeaaalllyy trying to soak it all in and not sweat the small stuff. Except when the small stuff happens over and over and over and...
Rachel loves babies, her phone and Grey's Anatomy. And shopping. Seriously, who's kid is this? I can't imagine I created such a shopping monster...
Emma Jo is our middle child. She is 12 going on 45. It's crazy. Some days I think she's hitting menopause, those mood swings? It's like split personalities. No joke.
Emma is our sensitive, crafty, theatrically musically inclined book worm. She loves all things Pinterest that she can craft up, has taught herself to play the piano and has always been into fashion. Since she was two, she was always coming up with different outfits to wear.
Emma also has a great group of girls that she hangs with and thankfully none of them like drama. We are so lucky that all the girls have such great friends!
Emma is the quietest of the three, but I wouldn't really say she's quiet, maybe more laid back. Sometimes. Just don't accuse her of leaving hair strands in the bathroom, cuz shit gets real then.
She is my book lover (yes I created this one!!) and I love seeing her excitement over getting a new book. She is a little more sensitive than the other two and is much more of a thinker. She loves hanging out with her family and is really becoming quite the awesome babysitter!
And that leaves us with Mousey, number three. It's funny because we were done at 2, and then we went on vacation and boom! Along came Alayna. Alayna is our clown. The things this kid comes up with is HYSTERICAL! She's not one to really show her emotions, if she sees that we are sad, the comedian in her comes out full force.
Alayna LOVES school, I'm not sure she has grasped the part where you are actually there for learning, but she certainly gets an A+ for socializing! She loves playing legos and usually comes home from school and goes right to the playroom to play! She just started volleyball this year and even though she is such a peanut, she is really quite good!
It amazes me every.single.day how different these three are! I love the interactions they have with each other (the good, bad and ugly). And just so you know, this is a one in a million picture. They currently hate each other again. It's fun peeps, super fun.
Linking up with: Andrea