Sunday, July 31, 2011

Birthday Quadruplets

We spent the girls actual birthday celebrating with family poolside. They not only share a birthday with their great grandmother, they also share it with their cousin Brayden. Happy birthday to the Quadruplets!!

8:46 PM

Happy Birthday Emma Jane!!!

Twin B
Emma Jane
8:46 PM
3lbs 10oz
16 inches

8:43 PM

Happy Birthday Amelia Jane!!!

Twin A
Amelia Jane
8:43 PM
2lbs 15oz
15 inches

Birthday Triplets!

Things might not be remembered as easily as they once were, but you always remember that these two munchkins were born on your birthday. That is something that will connect the three of you forever. We love you so much Gram. Happy Birthday!

One year ago today our lives changed forever.

Happy Birthday to my favorite little girls in the world. You bring so much happiness to everyone around you, we can't imagine our world without you in it.

Friday, July 29, 2011

the cake

Amelia Before:

Amelia During:

Amelia After:

Emma Before:

Emma During:

Emma After:

Needless to say, they both dove right in!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Birthday Girls

Here they are, all ready to party!

Amelia showing off her blue jellies...

4 blue jellies!

Thank you Auntie Green for helping to get them ready for the big day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The party:

Here's a few pictures of some decorations we made for the party.

Seuss banners made from pages of actual books

One fish, two fish...
A picture for every month hung above their high chairs with thing 1 and thing 2 bibs

Balloons and paper garlands were throughout the house.

One of their cakes, made by Grandma!

And their second cake Grandma made, I didn't get a picture but this is what it kinda looked like.

Green eggs & ham treat

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thing 1 and Thing 2

When trying to come up with a theme for the girls' party, we didn't have to think hard. We decided to go with the Thing 1 and Thing 2 theme. You might remember that back in the day when we announced to our families that I was pregnant (and by pregnant we meant with TWO babies) we used the Thing 1 and Thing 2 onesies. We thought it would be a nice way to tie this huge milestone back to where it all began.

April 2010

June 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

A party for two

We celebrated the girls first birthday yesterday and had a great time. I don't know many one year olds that can say their party went until 10pm! Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us. Thank you to my parents for hosting it, Auntie for staying up late working on all the details with me and for everyone who helped set up/clean up. And thank you to our family and friends for all the love and support you have given us this year. We love you all!

More party pics to come this week...

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


A year ago today I traded in my MINI Cooper. I went to work that morning alright with the idea of giving her up. And then on my way to the dealership I started sobbing. And it wasn't the cute cry, it was the real ugly kind. Think lots of snots. As I took my final voyage, I decided to sing that song "I wanna be a millionaire so freakin' bad"... cause if I were a millionaire I could keep my car and have a "mom" car too. When I pulled into the dealership Derek and I sat in the MINI and I cried for a good 15 minutes. At that point I think Derek had to pry me from my car. I drove off the dealership that afternoon in a new car that would be able to fit two little baby girls safely. (Don't think I didn't try everything to get two car seats in the back of the MINI!) From the dealership, Derek and I went straight to our lamaze class. As we were walking into the hospital, I looked down on the ground and saw a red silly band in the shape of a car. I didn't know who's it was, but I picked it up and put it on. It was a sign :)

And if you look in the pictures from when the girls were born, you can see the red silly band on my left hand:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2 fish

Since we had so much fun swimming, we decided to go back for more. This time we brought dad along too!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Play Date

We had a play date at the Jean's last week. We had pizza, played with american girls and even went for our first swim in a big kid pool!

Amelia loves baby dolls :)

She even talked one of them into letting her wear that fancy hat.

Look at Emma's face. She is going to be trouble!!!

Thank you Auntie Green for playing with us in the pool.

Cold Feet.

Blue Feet! (the picture doesn't do them justice, they were purple!)