Also, did you know that Sisaye turned three on November 17th? Oh, yes, she did. She celebrated with cupcakes, zookeeper style. Just in case we had any wild animal incidents to deal with, you know.
Sisaye has adjusted well to her new little siblings. She has felt the occasional need to request a bottle of milk herself, but so long as she doesn't start requesting diapers (or needing them!), I think we're good. She is almost always very gentle with them, and is great at problem patrols. Example: "Mama! Tsega is eating cat food AGAIN!" (We really are trying to curb that habit, by the way.) We always co-sleep in the beginning, and Sisaye has made her way down to "the family bed" at some point most nights. I have to admit, it's been lovely snuggling up to her sweet sleeping little self. She smells really good :).
All of this to say, I love this girl. So very, very much. (A very) happy belated birthday, baby girl. And way to rock school and big sisterhood. We are so proud of you.