With 4 kids it gets harder to maintain my sanity. Most of my day is really quiet, since the girls are at school and I'm here with a 2 year old and a newborn. But once the girls come home the noise starts again, there are children fighting over dumb things, and someone is always crying. That's about when my patience starts to grow thin and I countdown till bedtime because I'm tired. So tired.
I appreciate this girl for her sweet and friendly nature. I know she would never mistreat someone, or bully them. She is a friend to everyone, even people she has just met. She is generous with her hugs, and never afraid to tell someone how she feels, even if its through a Christmas card that she hand wrote, she doesn't let her feelings remain a mystery, she tells people that she cares and that's a good quality to have.
And this girl might be shy at first, but she is so loving and sweet and sensitive you would never think that she has anything but good intentions. She has become more assertive since she started school, mostly with Alana, but I know that just means that she isn't willing to let people push her around. Her teacher told me yesterday that if she could have a whole class of Avas, she would. I think that would almost be too much Ava, you would go through a lot of turkey sandwiches and cookies at lunchtime, and you would always be waiting on all of the Avas to button their jacket or find their backpack. She is sweet enough to make up for anything though, and her squeaky little voice is always singing, so I guess I will keep her.
I have to appreciate Witten for keeping me entertained during the day. He talks nonstop, and just when I think I might sell him, he gives me the sweetest smile or hug and I decide to hold off on any sales. He is equal parts stubborn, wild, and sweet, and he knows exactly how to get whatever he wants, which usually means he gets to eat chips for half of his meals. Tell this face no, I dare you.
I don't even know where to start with this guy. He is already one month old, and its physically painful to watch him grow so fast. I can't imagine life without him, even though if you had asked me one year ago I would've said I was completely done having babies. I'm sure when this boy learns to smile in a couple of weeks I'll be even more obsessed with him, but for now I'll just continue to stare at him all the time and cry.