I’ve been pretty absent from the blogosphere lately, and I’m starting to really miss writing and reading posts! I have a great excuse though- well, three excuses, in fact.
This guy is keeping me on my toes. I don’t know where he finds his energy. Lately the fad in our neighborhood is playing marbles. Yes, you read that right- the super old-fashioned game played in a circle in the dirt. All the kids at school are obsessed with marbles! It’s weird.
Then there’s sports, friends, sleep-overs… I love it but I am burning out trying to stay involved in all of this kid’s stuff!
But our big event of the
month year was our twins’ first birthday! Yee-haw we made it a whole year! My hubby and I still like each other, we’re relatively sane (oh, if you only knew…) and our kids are healthy! I think that’s a lot to celebrate over.
The girls’ first birthday party was a low-key, family event. We had simple pink and purple decorations (these are their “colors”, since we got their ears pierced at 2 months).
I found cute purple butterfly decorations to hang about, along with these pink eyelet lanterns and some accordion lanterns. They were a pain in the butt to get to stay in chandelier shape, so I made it a point to get several pics under them.
My husband found this recipe for a “baby smash cake”. It turned out pretty yummy!
The cake ends up tasting like a really healthy banana muffin. We made enough mix for 4 small cakes, and the next day Daddy and I enjoyed the leftovers for breakfast!
Of course, Mommy and Daddy went overboard on enormous and overpriced presents. We basically bought them a door, but they love it. 🙂
It’s really a cool toy that lasted us several years and was even passed on to their little brother! This is the newer version of the door toy.
The twins also received some thoughtful and fun gifts from friends and family. The dresses they’re wearing in the pic were from Grandma .
We have more busy chaos coming up, when we “get away” (is it really a vacation when you’re traveling with twin babies?) for the weekend. Not sure I’ll have time to post on that, but I’ll take pics just in case!
*Update* Want to see what their big toy was for their third birthday? It’s at the end of this birthday post!
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