My New Year's Resolution is to get back to blogging. Life is flying by at an extreme pace and I miss having this blog to look back on and remember the wonderful little things that happen every day. Things are too busy, too crazy, but also so great.
Brendan is almost 10. He's smart, funny, kind, and athletic. He loves school and has the best teacher this year who is really making him love school. Learning comes easy to him and he loves to read in his bed at night. What he REALLY loves is sports. He swims year round and also plays soccer, basketball, and baseball. He amazes us with his talent as well as how much hard work he is willing to put into his sports. He is swimming 6.5 or more hours per week and is always happy about it no matter how hard the workout. Brendan has the best group of friends and loves to be with them. He also is the best brother to his sisters and the best helper to his parents. Our Hollywood is one all around amazing guy.
Lainey is 7.5 going on 14. She is our creative wonder - she can make anything into art and comes up with the most amazing creations. She likes nothing more then to sit at her craft table and create. (Well, she might like playing Roblocks on the iPad with her friends a little more...). Lainey loves her friends and loves to play with them. She has multiple best friends (BFF is really a tier of friendship, not a person) and is also a friend to every one she meets. Lainey is doing tap and jazz with BFF Isabela this year, Catechism preparing for First Communion with BFF Emma, and swimming with BFFs Isabela and Adrianna plus many more. She amazed me in December by swimming two 100 yard events in her first year of swimming and doing great! Lainey used to sparkle wherever she went as she was always dressed in glitter but she has gone a more "comfortable" route with her clothes lately - better to hang upside-down from her trapeze in the basement! Lainey loves to hang out with Brendan and watch their favorite TV shows and play ohm their devices together. Lainey is also amazing with Bridget and often chooses to read to Bridgie for her reading homework.
Bridgie is a delight. I can not believe it has been almost 3 years since she made us a 5-some. She is so snuggly and funny and CRAZY! She loves to jump off of anything. She is taking dance class on Thursdays and just loves it - tap, ballet, and tumble. She loves all kids but is really very shy around new people or crowds of people. She loves to sing and her memory for songs is unbelievable. She spends her days asking Alexa to play her favorite songs and singing along while jumping around and off of things. She very recently got a big girl bed and also potty trained. She was the easiest of the three to potty train - I kind of can't believe how easy it was after the first 2 days. The poor girl spends much of her time in the car driving her siblings to their events or at those events herself. She is a first rate cheerleader (she yells "Hollywood! Hollywood!" every time we cheer for Brendan). She loves all things Peppa Pig right now and plays with her Peppa toys all the time.