Wow…here we are! I have an almost 4 year old and a 1 year old.
Definitely not the life I THOUGHT I would be leading but I must say I am pleasantly surprised.
This year has both flown by and made time stand still. I experienced magic, happiness, challenges and worked harder than I thought I’d have to. Despite everything, the Hubz and I are so incredibly grateful for these girls.
El has started daycare and completely obsessed with a donut toy there (I think its a comfort thing). If the teachers accidentally call her by her sisters’ name (they are in the same centre) El will lose her $hIt because she’ll think her sister has come to rescue her hahahahhahah / 😓. At home she’s completely obsessed with the long triangle from her magnetic blocks (a gift from her dadu/dadi) and loves riding in her radio flyer wagon (a gift from her nani/nanu) with her big sis. She’s used to eating her own breakfast and then being served a second breakfast from her Dad’s plate and will never say no to her sisters
discarded leftover food. She thinks its perfectly acceptable to drink my tea or coffee and she still makes the WILDEST faces. She does a high pitch grunt and point to things she wants and I swear the words I use with her most are: “No thank you LoLo” and “omg what did you put in your mouth”.
She had her first hair cut a week before turning one and THOROUGHLY enjoyed her first sugar (icing from a birthday cupcake). She’s taken several steps between people (her dad and I, her mosi and massar) and even tries to walk between furniture (coffee table and sofa) – her confidence in walking is increasing.
I am so thankful I wrote down some of her memories over the last 12 months but I’d be lying if I said I am afraid of the backlash I might meet in a few years when her sister finds out I didn’t do the same for her. 😬
I am so glad that I completed 12 months of photos for Elora (along with the accompanying posts). I didn’t always share the actual monthly photo on the blog. Partly part out of privacy, partly because it wasn’t the goal. I didn’t post these on social media either because I didn’t think to (I do curate posts both on my blog IG and my personal IG – so I guess the monthly photos did fit my vibes). I plan on making a photo book with all these journal entries for her – hopefully its something she can treasure when she’s older.