My twins turned five on Monday. Wow. It's so hard to believe that they are five now. They've seemed big for a long time, bigger than their age I mean, but not like this. The doctor said last October that they are tracking a full year bigger (both height and weight) than their age. Yet, somehow I still see them as toddlers. That's all I've really ever known of my twins...toddlers. They were almost two, 19 months when they came home, walking, talking (somewhat), and getting into things. All the marks of being a toddler. Not so anymore. They are no longer toddlers, they are little girls.
They are little girls who steal my heart. Their goofy banter, silly antics, and crazy questions keep me laughing. I can't even begin to explain how much I love my goofy girls. This Monday was a reminder to me of just how amazingly blessed I am. I mean just look at them! Watch their video. See!?! So very blessed.
Monday was also Martin Luther King Jr's birthday celebration, so the kids didn't have school. I don't think they would have had school even if it wasm't MLK though. We are in the midst of a crazy cold snap. So cold your nose freezes shut when you breathe and your eye lashes stick together from ice tears on your way to the car. Yup, crazy cold.
With the kids home we decided to have a Birthday Brunch instead of the usual birthday dinner. The girls were thrilled. They had pancakes, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, juice, strawberry sauce and tons of whipped cream BEFORE their cake. It was enough sugar to keep them spinning all day!
Tom and Pat came for the party and brought all sorts of fun things for the girls. I love this outfit Grandma picked out. She gave it to them, and they rushed to put it on. After parading around the living room for about five minutes Pat said "Wow, I don't know what I was thinking when I bought that! It's giving me a headache!". I laughed so hard! In her defense the sweatshirt was seperate and meant to go with jeans and the skirts match a soild tee shirt underneith. The girl's didn't mind one bit!
Terry and Cheryl weren't able to make the party but did bring over some presents today (Tues) and the girls were thrilled. They loved digging into the craft supplies and getting creative. (and messy!) Dave and I gave them girl legos...they really like them, but didn't like building them. Funny huh? They asked their sibs to build them for them and then asked me to super glue them together so they "won't break". So I did! Ha! My girls are so unique!!
In the end it was a great birthday. The girls had a lot of fun. I love them so much. If you've never met my twins you are really missing out. They are unlike any kids ever. We are doubly blessed to get to be their parents and get a front row seat to the amazing world of our girls. Thank you Jesus for Zayma Grace and Zamara Mercy, for your provision, protection, and plan for their lives.