Update on the Crew!

Time for a bullet point update on each kid. If you are new here, and missed counting the kids in my banner, I have 5. 😉 You might want to grab a cup of coffee because I haven’t done this in a while and may have quite a bit to share once I get started. I will go in order from oldest to youngest this time. I have been known to mix it up a bit and go in reverse order, or no order at all. I live on the edge like that and apparently it causes some amount of stress for my friends with OCD tendencies. 😉 Ready? Here we GO! Oh, wait! I need more coffee,,,,,,, OK now I’m set….GO!


  • A senior this year. I’m not sure how that happened since I am only 28yrs old.
  • Very politically minded. Drives her crazy that her mom “Hates politics period.”
  • Feminist <——Not a dirty word 
  • Has a job.
  • Will be going to college in the winter of 2013–School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 
  • Has a boyfriend and we like him. They have been dating for 2.5yrs now
  • Has inherited my gift for witty comebacks and sarcastic remarks. She’s actually better than me. 😉
  • Prefers to read non-fiction
  • Is learning to drive. She is doing great but I suck as a passenger.
  • Night owl
  • Watches documentaries
  • Loves to take pictures but only for fun
  • A great debater!
  • Loves salty foods, not a huge fan of chocolate. This sometimes makes me wonder if she was switched at birth.
  • Has adopted some of my hippy opinions on birth and child rearing.
  • Artistic when the mood strikes
  • Allergic to returning the dishes she takes upstairs.
  • Loves her siblings even though they sometimes drive her crazy.



  • Bibliophile! Reads fiction and reads and reads and reads some more. 
  • Fan girl. Specifically she is a Directioner
  • Can navigate Tumblr like a boss. 
  • LOVES Mt. Dew
  • LOVES Ed Sheeran
  • Loves gymnastics and plans to take classes in the fall. She came to it later in life than most girls do. Even though we had to stop private lessons she has continued to practice and is working out to build her strength for when she starts back in the gym.
  • Loves photography
  • Huge football fan. Watches with her dad all season and even plays fake fantasy football. She knows players like Alyssa knows politicians and government officials. 
  • Feels that I should be able to tell who each One Direction member is just by their voice.
  • Does not tolerate book abuse.
  • A Freshman this year. She has chosen to study Biology, geography, American History and math. 
  • Running is not her favorite.
  • Likes Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and the 50s.
  • Feminist <——— Again, not a dirty word
  • Has awesome music on her IPod….ie Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Pink, Miranda Lambert etc.
  • HATES Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. 
  • Night owl
  • Stands up for herself. Cannot stand, and I quote “Stupid Jr. High bullshit.”
  • Wants to go to college and likely do something related to the sports industry.
  • Loves her siblings even though they drive her crazy A LOT



  • Tenderhearted— Just like her mom.
  • Loves to make up songs and dances
  • Likes watching “bigger kid shows” ie Hannah Montana, Good Luck Charley
  • Loves her friends
  • Loves her older sisters but tends to try for their attention in ways that annoy them. We’re working on that.
  • Is enjoying having me read Harry Potter to her. 
  • Is big on “One on one” time with mom and dad
  • Creative–She recently decorated a tree that is painted on her bedroom wall with scrapbook paper as spring buds and cut our birds to put on the branches. 
  • Wrestles with being in the middle of 5 kids….to young for the big girl things and is getting too old(in her opinion) for some of the little girl things. Fun times at our house!
  • Enjoys cooking.
  • Likes to snuggle.
  • Knows how to knit.
  • Wants to learn to sew.
  • Encourages others.
  • Loves most foods. She is the least choosy of all our kids. 😉
  • A great friend.
  • Loves her siblings.
  • Very dramatic when things aren’t going well for her. She often says she was adopted. I promise she wasn’t. I think we should look into drama classes.
  • Loves playing with her baby dolls.
  • Recently learned how to hula hoop
  • Cute dimples
  • Excellent snowman maker. 
  • Loves her siblings most days. 😉



  • We see her feet more than we see her head some days. She is very into gymnastics and is always tumbling here and there. Handstands, flips onto and off the couch. etc.
  • She is learning to read.
  • Loves watching gymnastics and hula hoop videos on Youtube.
  • Likes to cook
  • Is learning to knit
  • She is our loud child. 😉
  • Good with numbers
  • Talks constantly. NO idea where she gets that from.
  • Can be super silly.
  • She is turning into a night owl as well. I blame her dad.
  • A sweet smile.
  • Loves all her sisters very much.


  • She is a cuddle bug.
  • Will not allow you to leave the house with out multiple kisses and hugs.
  • Loves to make up songs and dances. She will proclaim “And now for the GRAND FINALE!” when she is approaching the end of her show.
  • Can play quite contentedly by herself. I often hear her making the plastic animals talk as she creates a whole other imaginary world.
  • Has a sweet dimple on her cheek.
  • Loves numbers
  • Likes to spend time outside even when it is cold
  • Loves the Backyardigans
  • Loves being read to.
  • Always wants to help cook.
  • Still has cute pronunciations for her older sister’s names.
  • Loves to love.





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