It's crazy to think how little they were 5 years ago. I remember looking at them wondering what their personalities would be like or what they would grow up to do. Now that they are 5 I can see through pictures and video's that their personalities have been their all along just gotten more defined with time.
I'm kind of obsessed with my little dynamic duo. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't give thanks to God for these miracles and not a day goes by that I'm not awed by his creativity and his knowing us so well that he allowed Tyler and I to be their parents. It's amazing the things you learn about yourself while parenting it becomes a constant process of refining ourselves.
These little girls have a way of keeping me on my toes. I've had so many people comment on their over the top enthusiasm and hilarious antics and although I think they are both individually dramatic I think as twins they got a double dose of awesome with their built in side kick. They play off each other so well and the moments and comments escalate until I either want to rip my hair out or laugh till I pee my pants. I think that's how it goes with over the top personalities it comes with an equal amount of Mom wanting to pull her hair out moments, but I wouldn't trade it for anything!!!
You woke me up at 6:00 on your birthday ready for a bath, you wanted to get glamorous for your big day. That's how you are, you wake up early and go from 0-200 in a nano second ready to take the world by storm. When you learned to walk you never toddled, you walked like you were 16 and ready to take the runway and that's how you still are, physical. I love watching you dance because you don't just twirl, no, you actually do real ballet moves, complicated ones that are not normal for someone your age. You started riding a two wheeler bike and swimming at age 4. You love to hula hoop but one hoop wont do, you can do up to 3 but maybe I should buy you more hoops to see if you can do more. You asked for a pogo stick for Christmas and you bounce on that thing as if you could have been born with one spring instead of feet. You are a one person circus!
You also remind me so much of your Daddy. Some people would say the question "why?" is rude but your Daddy thinks "why?" is the best question. If your always asking why makes you more like your Daddy then I hope you never stop asking it. You also ask some of the best questions and are really good at cross connecting ideas so if things don't add up you'll call us out on it. You also happened to be obsessed with religion so sometimes your questions leave me with headaches.
I love you Coppie!
You are so sweet! From the moment you were born you had a way of connecting with people, someone would hold you in their arms and you would look deep into their eyes and just connect, I'm not sure how else to describe it. To this day you still connect with people in a personal way. You can go from the life of the party to sitting back taking it all in. You are pure sunshine and warmth and your heart is big and beautiful you make my heart smile with your songs. You tell me, "God made me a singing girl because I love to sing." I tell you, "I love the song God put in your heart."
You have natural grace and flow in your movement and I love watching you. Your gymnastic coach called you a bar girl because you do kick overs with ease, you understand it's the rhythm and flow of your body that makes the movement. With that same grace you dive into a pool and swim on your own and with your amazing rhythm I wonder if you'll be a dancer. You are incredibly smart and with the same focus you give a puzzle or any problem solving activity you picked up on piano playing and music comprehension quickly.
You are SO funny! You are a sarcastic mumbler with perfect timing. I sometimes feel bad because if I retail a story of something you did or said it would never do it justice. Your delivery is on point and you have your Daddy and I up late at night laughing as we talk about our days.
The only way to describe you two is similar but different. For instance you both love the movie Princess and the Pop star but Coppelia's favorite version is Barbie and Estee's is Veggie tales. I think that is the best example I can give to your personalities.
We went to American girl today where you made your final decision on which doll you wanted and it came as no surprise that the term "similar but different" was very much evident in your decisions. Coppelia went with the now a day's doll and named her Stacy Sparkle, then later changed it to Charlotte Sparkle. Estee chose a historic doll from the Great Depression era named Ruthie.
After our big purchases we headed home to pick up Daddy for some more fun.
We started by taking the girls to watch the helicopters land and take off. The girls really wanted to go see the Statue of Liberty but we missed the last boat by 2 minutes. So we took a walk to World Trade Memorial (you need to get a pass in advance to get in) and then we went out to a fancy dinner where we met up with cousin Emily.
After dinner we came back home for some Baskin and Robins ice cream cake!