365 Days!!!!

Wow. So yesterday was the girls' first birthday. I meant to post yesterday. I had big, ambitious plans for a nice birthday post, complete with a recap, letters to the girls. You know, poignant little reminiscing. But it didn't happen. That seems pretty apropos. One of the most salient things in my memories of this first year of parenting twins is that you just don't get as much done as you thought you would. You plan and dream and see how you'd like it to go in your mind. But real life just keeps intruding. And I'm mostly too busy mothering these little ones to write about mothering them.
Their birthday and Mother's Day were the same this year, obviously. It was a little strange that way, because it meant that 3 out of the 4 people in our family were having a special day. Poor Chris, trying to spoil us all at once. I got to sleep in, and didn't have to do much work all day. I even got a nap, and a shower. Ooohh...both in the same day. Serious luxury. :)
The girls were seriously goofy with all the excitement. They spent most of the day showing off, being silly. They loved getting presents, even though it was overwhelming. So much stuff, they couldn't even focus. But this was the first holiday where they enjoyed the gifts more than the wrapping paper, at least. And then, of course, there was cake. Cherry-vanilla cupcakes and vanilla ice cream. Rowan dove in to the cake, she was pretty intense about it. Saoirse took her time, and really barely ate any. So funny to see the differences between them.

Look at these little ones, can you believe this is what a year does?


  Harris Boys

May 12, 2008 at 1:56 PM

awww...HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY beautiful girls!!! and happy mother's day too

  the schirano triplets

May 13, 2008 at 8:40 AM

happy 1st birthday girls!!! the cake pictures are just absolutely sweet! and happy mother's day too :)


May 13, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Wow...I can't believe they are 1 already (easy for me to say, right.)
Happy bday gals!
Happy Mom's day Gwen!!