Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

WE MADE IT!!!!! We survived the first year with twins! Yesterday was a busy yet very fun day. The boys enjoyed themselves and all the attention. Kiera loved the gifts that weren't for her but got to open AND play with since the boys liked the paper better. My sister Lisa arrived in time for cake (she's flying to WA with me later) and Kiera had her Christmas program at night. I decided to take advantage of being able to make one cake and get away with it and did a train theme this year. It turned out cute and the boys LOVED it! Enjoy the pictures of our fun day!

Caleb and the cake...he's saying, "Come on folks, let's just eat already!"
Joel and the cake, he even managed to grab a piece of the caboose.Both boys and the cake (Joel left, Caleb right)The cousins came over to help celebrate...I think they enjoyed having a boy themed birthday and not having to eat princess cake or eat on a pink plate.
Joel eating his first bites. They both had two pieces each!
Caleb and his first biteJoel after he's done. They looked like little smurfs.Caleb after he's done.
Playing with one of their new toys...a fire station!Caleb opening gifts from Grandpa & Grandma. (Joel fell asleep, so Caleb got to enjoy all the focus on him.
Joel opening his gifts later. Doesn't he look excited?
The happy family...relieved and happy to be through our first year! (Caleb left, Joel right)

Christmas Elves

Watching Daddy hang up the Christmas lights
Decorating cookies

Setting up the Christmas tree.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More Flashbacks...

Once they started sitting I remember life got a tad bit easier.
Seeing their friendship start to develop was lots of fun. They are good little buddies.
Do we look haggard??? Hmmm....
Little baldies!! Too funny! (Notice Joel...I think it's Joel...has no pants on. He wet through and I just couldn't remember everything all the time, so he went without! Oh well. )

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hospitals, Birthdays, and chubby wubs

Caleb was hospitalized in February for RSV and we were there for a week. Joel also had it but fought it on his own at home. We are hoping to avoid it this year.
Kiera celebrated her 3rd birthday while Caleb was in the hospital. Thank goodness for the family that rallied around us!
And the chubby wubs...need I say more!!! They look so different!