Yep, I am back writing about my girls! After not blogging for over a year I have decided I am going to start posting again, how often will I post? I am not quite sure but it will be more often than what it was last year, wait I didn’t write at last year, so a lot more then last year. I don’t know why I stopped writing, and posting about the girls, I thought about it a lot, but I do think part of it was that I felt like I was posting the same thing over and over again and that is something I do not want to do.
This past year has had a lots of highs, Lily finishing 2nd in her age group in a kids triathlon, Ella & Chloe both learning how to ride bikes with out training wheels, though this still needs some work, but as with all highs there comes lows, but thankfully none of the lows were really that low. Though this year have very few lows, I have learned that as Lily grows, she asks harder and harder questions and talking to your child, no matter the age, talking about some life lessons are just flat out hard. The hardest conversations we have had with Lily during this past year has been about cancer. One of Lily’s friends at school, has an older sister with terminal cancer, and Lily has gotten to know her a little bit. Talking with Lily about cancer, what it is, and how it can change a persons life in just seconds is very hard. It is a lesson that no 3rd grader should have to learn, let a lone try to understand. As hard as these questions are, I know the questions will only get harder as she grows, but I only hope that she continues to ask Mandy and I these questions as she grows, no matter how hard they are for Mandy and I to answer.
Lily is still doing great in school and loving every minute of it. Her teacher this year is really challenging her, and pushing her to push herself, which she really likes, but as well as she does in school, here interests outside of school continue to grow. Lily is still participating in Kids Care Club at school, Girl Scouts, Soccer, triathlons, and on top of this she started swim team, coding club, book club and on occasion chess club at the library. I look forward to everyday she comes home from school and shares with us what she has learned. There are times where she is teaching us about the things we learned when we were in 3rd grade.
Ella & Chloe….What can you say about these two. They keep Mandy and I on our toes, and watching them develop from toddlers to little kids is so much fun. Chloe continues to be taller than Ella, and depending on the day, Ella loves this role or hates it and it will be the topic of conversation of the day. What is amazing is that they started preschool this year! That’s right they are already in school, and are loving it! They have also started ballet class and this may be the highlight of their week! They love going to class and participating in dance and are eager to show everyone their dance moves!
Life is good, and we are fortunate to have these 3 great little girls to share our lives with!.
Chloe with her favorite hair style
Ella’s first official MG ride!
Lily’s first swim meet
Celebrating her 2nd place finish with her friend Grant!
National Championship Triathlon run!
First day of 3rd grade
Chloe’s first day of preschool
Ella’s first day of preschool!
1 cat and 2 mice, who will chase who?
Merry Christmas from the Dahlen’s!