Tess, 6, shot into the world 14 weeks early, much to the surprise of Kat, Spencer and David and I! After 84 days in a Utahn NICU, we got to bring her home. She’s bright, feisty, generous and loud! She loves princesses, ballerinas and being a big sister.
Lilou, 3, joined the family from California. She’s feisty, funny and does everything to keep up with her heroes Tess and Remy. She loves to eat, snuggles, singing and anything sporty. We’re rooting for her to go into roller derby. Amy, her first mom, is equally smart and athletic – apple doesn’t fall far!
Griffin, 3, is the family flirt/hotshot/comedian. Since his first days in Arizona, with his extended family and first mom Bianca, he’s had hordes of fans. For the most part, he coolly observes the boisterous life around him. When he’s hungry though, he shows off some powerful vocal chords! He’s got the best head of hair anyone’s ever seen on a child, and his tone-deaf but boisterous ukelele performances make everyone wince and grin. He is obsessed with birthdays, trucks, busses, and bikes. And he loves to swim – even though he’s not totally capable yet.
Sylvie, the newest Oplinger, is the most chill baby we’ve ever met. She gets a face-splitting grin when a sibling or parent face appears before her, but otherwise is obsessed with when she can eat, when she can swing or be swaddled, and when we’ll pick her up. She is a great sleeper and is very open to making new friends. She’s adorable, and hails from Austin.