Somehow it is all worth while watching the cousins play. They are growing up so fast! We took a similar picture a few years ago... OK 6 years ago. All 4 of the kids in the back row fit inside that wagon then. Good luck trying that now!
Again the kids are all growing by leaps and bounds. Jade finishes books in hours rather than days. It is getting difficult to find books that are both age and reading level appropriate. If you know of 300+ page chapter books that are suited to 9 year old maturity level please let me know! Ayla is practically running everywhere she goes. It has to be the cutest thing on the planet. Roan is a full on preschooler. He is learning shapes and colors and putting letters together. He has a new found fascination with brains. He saw a book at the Chiropractor's office about brains and has been sharing his new information with everyone. My favorite is when he asks questions about brains. "Are brains in your toes?" No. "Are brains in your knees?" No. "Are brains in your penis?" ... Well kinda, but we'll get back to that when it is time for the birds and the bees. (Before you call CPS my real answer was no. I just hid the snicker behind my cup of coffee.)
Motherhood is very entertaining.