Sunday, July 5, 2015


I'm sad to see this holiday weekend come to an end.  We spent the better part of last week up in New Hampshire and I feel like I need a few days to recover before returning to work.

The girls all had tadpoles this spring in their classrooms.  As the school year came to an end, the tadpoles were raffled off via names picked out of hats.  Emily won hers first (Biggie Smalls) and then Anna brought home Taddy.  Sadly, Biggie Smalls passed away after a week.  I'm wondering if he was a runt as Emily told me he was the smallest one.  Emily was so heartbroken.  The sadness spilled over to Allie and Anna.  Admittedly, I was a bit upset too - I had grown to like the little guy.

Biggie and Taddy had been sharing a tank in Emily's room.  The night after Biggie passed on, I asked Emily if she wanted me to move the tank to Anna's room so as to not further upset her.  Anna came over to me crying and said, "No. She can have it."

"She can have what?" I asked.

"My tadpole."









(The kids tell me this should be our Christmas card photo this year.)


Bernice said...

Your girls are adorable, but I have a hard time figuring out who is who.
Could you possible identify them, I understand if you wish not to.
Love your blog, and Thanks for sharng:)

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

That is just so sweet. Bless them!!!

I caught a picture of my girls today as we prepared to tour a cave for the first time. The guide was giving instructions, and they were a little anxious for the new situation. They were absentmindedly holding onto each other. :)

MCox said...

Your girls are stunning. Gorgeous. How do you maintain that hair? I love long hair on girls, but having a son whose hair I don't even need to brush every day, I now understand short cuts on girls.

Also was wondering, do ever any two get along better than the other? Are the relationships "balanced?" Must be different than twins because there are three relationships rather than one.

Teej said...

I think paid "vacation recovery" time should just be a standard thing. It really is necessary! :)

Sarah said...

Emily and Anna are in the first pictures and then it's Allie, Anna and Emily.

Well, their hair was a mess there b/c they had taken it down after gymnastics. We use lots of thick conditioner and detangle spray.

Nope - no 2 get along better.