Flexible Friday #5
Roger Leroy is not.

Flexible that is.

Well, let me clarify. She is very flexible as an athlete. She is, after all, the one we called our circus baby.

But she does things her way, in her time frame and has always marched to the beat of her own drum.

She is also the dominant twin. “They say” (whoever “they” are) that one twin is typically the more dominant twin. We watched this from the very beginning. She was a tiny bully. She plucked Wizzy’s binky out of her mouth. She scooted and crawled over to Wizzy and took whatever toy she had or was even thinking about having. She learned how to jump and catapult out of her crib and land in Wizzy’s crib and jump on her.

One day I heard Wizzy crying intermittently and I quietly went around the corner to see why and Roger Leroy was hitting her and with a gleam in her eye saying,

“Cye, Wizzy, cye again”

She has overcome the speech impediment but not necessarily her penchant for teasing and tormenting her twin whenever she can.

Stubborn and quirky are words that describe her.

On her first birthday, it took about seven adults watching her and saying “Sit back down” to keep her in her high chair. Even when strapped in, she was a little Houdini baby who could get out of anything.

Girls1stBday

At one year-old they each weighed 16 pounds. 16 pound tiny people are not suppose to walk.

Or try to climb out of the cart at Home Depot.

Only by God’s grace did I catch the hem of her dress before she hit the concrete floor head first.

Here she is stuck in a toy bucket…

RogerBucket

I think she had underwear on but I can’t really remember.

Here she is sleeping with a ball balanced on her eye. PhilBillPhil found her this way and he took this picture.

RogerBall

Are you getting the quirky vibe yet?

Here she is with Silly Putty.

RogerSillyPutty

Yep, we have all done that with Silly Putty, haven’t we?

Here she is on our driveway wrapped and tied up in her bedroom comforter…because we always take our bedding outside to play with it on the driveway.

RogerBurrito

I think they referred to this as the “burrito game” and she would then free herself from all the knots her siblings had tied. This, by the way, was at her request.

She can walk on stilts, bounce down the street on a pogo stick, juggle, ride a unicycle and shoot a basketball and make the shot on the unicycle. She has yet to meet a sport she couldn’t play and excel at.

She is “mama junior” to Scary Baby and has always had a special bond with her. She makes good grades and has an internal drive to do her best. She excels at anything she puts her mind to.

When she’s not irritating her twin sister, they have a lot of fun together.

Like last summer when they went to Tampa. They went over to Luci’s Alzheimer’s facility several times.

She fell in love there.

Roger&Oscar

His name is Oscar.

Another picture I had to frame. Pure joy in both their faces as he gave her a kiss when she went over to tell him goodbye.

And when she’s not being a total jock or an L.C. (Little Crud as PhilBillPaul refers to her) or rolling her eyes at me…

She actually cleans up nicely and is a beautiful young woman.

RogerCleanedup

We love you, circus baby…

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P.S. Celebrate with me that The Twin Birthmonth Party is now
OFFICIALLY OVER!!! 🙂

One year ago..

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Comments

  1. 1
    Ann says:

    Ahhh…Roger Leroy…it takes a lot of energy to keep up with that one!! The motorized vehicles are being readied at my parents’ house for the 4th of July and that makes me think of her ‘need for speed’!!! Love you, Roger Leroy!!

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    Tammy says:

    I just had to say that I have never done that with Silly Putty. Is it really something that everyone does? I also love the burrito game! Too funny!

    What a joy to have a child that is always bringing a smile to the room…and if she and Oscar don’t melt your heart, than I guess you just don’t have one. Precious, precious, precious!

  3. 3
    Sherra says:

    Ann » Oh, you do know our “wild child” well don’t you? She’d drive to your parents’ house if she had any gas money!!

  4. 4
    Sherra says:

    Tammy » If everyone doesn’t do that with Silly Putty, I think we should all start. She is funny when she isn’t rolling her eyes at me. 🙂

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    Elizabeth says:

    That last photo CANNOT be the Roger Leroy that I know! Omigosh! She is beautiful and wonderfully funny. How did the past 17 years go so fast?

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    Sherra says:

    Elizabeth » The years have flown by from that day we met in our front yards both of us pregnant with our girls. We realized on the evening of their birthday that it was the first year that your daughter wasn’t with them for at least part of their birthday in all of their 17 years…since you moved 🙁 I’ll come visit you in your new house soon!!

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