Sweet Girls

Well summer is officially here as today is the last day of Lucy's preschool.
I can't believe she will be off to Kindergarden in the fall, where did my baby go?
This girl will also be starting preschool for the first time in the fall and be gone 3 days a week.
That just leaves me with this sweet girl and her new baby sister to care for.
All that to say I am not ready for all of these changes to occur, so I am going to soak in my time with all 3 of these girls this summer. Even if I am going to be big, uncomfortable, and hot and in the midst of the lack of schedule and sibling quarrels, we are going to find JOY this summer in being together!

Sisters!

I love watching these girls develop a relationship with one another. Anna can be hard to deal with and a bully sometimes, not quite understanding what it means to share, and yet the older girls are so patient and loving towards her.
On this particular day, Anna got upset about something, and Sean walked into the kitchen and found this. Sweet big sister comforting little sister and both of them loving it.
This was one of the first days I actually let Anna join in on the Polly Pocket fun. As you can see from her face she really thought she was big stuff.
We recently found out that our 4th child will be another precious daughter. What joy it will be to watch these sisters grow up to maturity. Sure I had days that I fought constantly with my sister growing up but that is not what I remember. What I remember are long talks when one of us was struggling with something, back rubs at night, and giggling over silly shows we put on for our parents. I love that I have the privilege of raising these 4 little girls and watching each of them grow into little women. And what a special man these girls have in their father, Sean, who loves and cares for them, and teaches them how a man is to treat them and love them, while all the time pointing them to their Heavenly Father.

Matching Dresses

I know the day is coming soon when my girls will HATE matching each other, but for now they love it and think it is the coolest thing ever. So until that day goes we are going to live it up.
I love this picture because it looks like they are just hanging out and catching up on the latest girl talk.