I posted some of this on instagram the other day and loved the idea of capturing a bit of who they are right now so much, I wanted to expand and share here as well.
ROWAN WINTER: 3 years 5 months. She thinks her full name is Rowan Snow Winter Richardson. Loves dancing, playing dollhouse, doing “projects” and playing “tag you’re it” with daddy. Is taller than most 4 year olds (a few 5 year olds too). Loves to be with friends. Has such spirit and spunk in her. She surprises me daily with how brave she is and how big and kind her heart is. She is sensitive yet tough. She wants to do everything herself. ALL.THE.TIME. She says words like “blanklet” for blanket and “Prenzels” for pretzels. Her favorite foods are carrots and hummus, cucumbers, “peanut butta” and yogurt. Loves to eat out at “po-lay” (a.k.a chipotle). Is always saying “I have a great idea! Let’s have a family date at po-lay”. She gets so excited over doing new things. Loves traveling. She always wants to be out doing something. Is always saying how “adorable” Finley is. She is the best big sister. She can make Finley laugh more than anyone. She is very self sufficient and independent but loves to be cuddled. I am pretty in love with this 3.5 year old stage- the melt downs are epic but oooh everything else is so good. Such a little person.
FINLEY JAMES: 13 months. Her personality has exploded x 100 since Christmas. She has always been just the sweetest, most complacent little thing. She has turned into a monkey and a half over night. I love it though. She is still fiercely loyal to her mama. She freaks whenever she thinks I am leaving. She is into everything. Loves to throw EVERYTHING in the toilet. Including the apple tv remote this morning. She is the stubbornest little peanut I’ve ever met. Weighing in around the 30 percentile for her age (50% for height). She is built so differently than Rowan. Her coloring is much darker than Rowan’s too. She has the softest skin. I can’t help but snuggle her little naked self after baths. She has the funniest sense of humor. She thinks certain things are just hilarious. She loves to be chased and thrown on the bed. She thinks playing in blankets and pillows is about the most fun a baby could have. She sleeps every night with 1 giraffe and 1 pig in each arm. She will hold them ALL NIGHT long and will still be holding them when you pick her up out of the crib in the morning. She loves sitting in little chairs just her size. Her favorite foods are raisins, green smoothies, cheese sticks, black beans and quinoa. Since the day she entered our lives we couldn’t imagine life without her.