Friday, May 25, 2012

Everyone needs a Genevieve

Our littlest girl turned 18 months last Sunday.  It is hard to believe,  but at the same time we kind of needed it to be true since she is about to assume "big sister of 2" duties! 

Genevieve started out as one of the easiest babies in the world. I cannot imagine an easier baby.  We always said "everyone needs a Genevieve".  She has always loved to eat, loved the stroller, loved to entertain herself,  loved to be held, loved the car, and loved to be put in her crib wide awake as long as she has her blankie.  That has definitely not been the case with all our kids!

Over the last 2 or 3 months she has really found her own little personality, which is quite sassy at times.  She can absolutely stick up for herself - seriously, she has bullied both Camille and Oliver lately.  She is a smart little thing that watches everything the older kids do.  She is not a very early talker, but the words are starting to come more and more quickly.  She absolutely understands what you ask her to do.  She helps unload the kids' dishes from the dishwasher and stacks them correctly in the cabinet (better than her daddy to be honest).

She makes us laugh all the time and we are all crazy about her sweet chubby cheeks, arms and legs.  She looks a lot like Lucy did as a toddler - minus some of the long curly hair.  We just recently made our first attempt at pigtails.

She has no idea what is about to happen to her position in our house, but I am not worried.  This is the same age Oliver was when she was born and I know what great buddies they are now.  Plus, she will be an excellent bossy big sister that will alert me when the twins are causing trouble down the road.  Lucky them!