The girls are growing so fast, it’s crazy. We just hung the cutest growth chart from White Loft in our mudroom, to keep track of these little ladies. The start of summer seems like a perfect time to stop, and enjoy the girls where they are.
Adaline has very much become her own person. She has the best personality. Always laughing, always wanting to do what her sisters are doing. She has so many words now. She always says “thank you” and “hi!” in the softest, sweetest voice. She loves “dog dogs” and she is obsessed with flowers. Whenever she sees one, she bends over, closes her eyes, takes a giant whiff, and shakes her head while saying, “mmm!” She is currently obsessed with yogurt and black olives. Fun fact: all of our girls could live on relish trays! Adaline loves giving and blowing kisses. They’re mostly wet, and generally taste like yogurt. She loves all things summer: splashing in the water (but not actually going in the pool), bubbles, and butterflies!
London’s vocabulary has grown like crazy the past few months. She’s the sweetest girl, and loves so hard. She gives the best hugs. Her current favorite things are all things “Elmo” which is what she calls anything red, and “yeehaws!” which is her code for horses. And any shoe will always be a “boot”. While she is growing up and becoming independent, I still love the cute little things she says and mispronounces. She is very shy, but once she’s comfortable, her awesome little personality comes out, and she is always laughing and dancing around. She picked out a new swimsuit all on her own while we were out shopping. She kept saying, “oh pweese, mama!” and I couldn’t say no. The first time she wore it, she danced around, and checked herself out in the mirror. My mom made the perfect comment about her: no lack of self-esteem! She plays just as hard as she loves, and is known to pass out on the floor, on the couch, or on me after playing outside!
Peyton is our little mama. She is very much a perfectionist, which can be difficult sometimes. Dave calls her little nuances “mommyisms” – because she is very much a mini me (the good and the bad, and the resting bitch face, haha, sorry P!). She loves school, and keeps saying how much she will miss her teacher over the summer. She loves to help around the house, in the garden, and with her sisters. Not like we would, but we could probably get away with letting her babysit her sisters… as long as there was an “allowance” involved for her 😉 She sets up the most imaginative games. When we go outside, she sets up “stations”. “Here is the bubble station, and the water station, and the frog catching station!” She is currently sounding out words and I couldn’t be more obsessed with the little notes she writes. Most of them are “I like mommy. I love mommy. Happy Mommy McFarland”. The other day, she drew her dream playhouse, and on the door she wrote: Frens r aelod (friends are allowed) – sooo cute.
This growth chart is the perfect addition to our house, since it’s stylish enough to blend into our decor. It almost matches the wood on our reclaimed chalkboard! If you’re in the market for one, you can save 15% with code JENNA.
Thanks to White Loft for sponsoring this post. All photos, opinions, and words remain my own.