two gone by
somehow it's nearly march and we've had two birthdays come and go. eliot turned 11 (seriously) at the end of january and we managed to keep six boys entertained with a parachute, some stomp rockets and a good old fashioned jump rope contest! and then that arlo went and turned 7 at the beginning of february, how i'm not sure. she wanted disneyland and swimming and really why wouldn't anyone want that???
i know back in the day, i used to get a little sappy over here on birthdays, but it seems a little different now that they are big kids. so big. and so loud. oh man. somedays i can't even stand being in the same room with them. and others i want nothing more than to lay in a giggling heap of them on the couch. i guess that means they're growing up? or maybe i am? i'm not sure. what i do know is that they are pretty great. loud mouths and all. i love my three monkeys.