But Miriam's personality offers them a balance and guiding presence that they are a little lost without at times during the day.
Vivian likes to mimic all of Miriam's homework - she will be teaching the other kindergartners next year.
Felicity has gotten wise on homework time and offers to take a bath. Alone. All the tub all to herself.
Labor Day weekend was wonderful - lots of Tim's family was here, our town has a great classic car festival, and we got a long weekend together as a family.
With all kinds of time at the pool wearing the girls out. (In the picture below, find Felicity stalking Aunt Michelle's birthday cake.)
We're starting to understand how wonderful all the days off from school will be because they mean a few more minutes of three little girls and their mom and dad together.