Monday, July 9, 2012

we're ONE!

Oh heavens, these two. They're ONE!

They are absolutely hilarious. They had us in stitches the last few weeks as their personalities bloom and we see their differences more clearly. Afton is my little busy bee, always into something somewhere, and Ruthie is my drama queen, always wanting to be the center of attention.

You can see for yourselves in these pictures from their ice cream-themed birthday party. Ruthie, usually my more outgoing girl, was a bit traumatized the whole time. I don't think she ever quite got over the fact that I woke her from her morning nap.

And I did not know how hard it would be to get their picture together, both looking, and smiling. There is way too much other fun distractions happening, so why would they look at mom's camera?

As for the party itself, it was as perfect as I could ask for. My mom, sister, and I worked little by little the week before, making little placecards on my aunt's Cricut machine and baking experimental cupcake cones (third time was the charm), and making batches of homemade ice cream to serve in lieu of cake.

I still can't believe my sweet little preemies are one. They explode my heart then melt the pieces with their sweetness.  

The first year is under our belts. What can't we handle now?

On to the 2's! 

(*crosses self*)



  1. omg. that second photo of ruthie. amazing.

    that chub! your girls are so healthy and beautiful. way to go, mama. you have so much to be proud of.

    1. Thanks, Emily :) I'm feeling nostalgic about this year even though there were times when I never though it would end...suppose that's normal :)

  2. stinkin' cute! happy birthday girls! looks like you couldn't even get Andy to look at the camera too... :)

  3. AnonymousJuly 10, 2012

    haha the second pic is priceless! :) can't wait to start your e-book (it's actually written on my to-do list for the week; i'll send the link to my blog post about it when i'm done!)

    adorable party and ADORABLE twins! xo

  4. Twos weren't that bad over here. 3 & 4 have been drama-FILLED. Cute girlies, happy day!

  5. Oh goodness-- those little ladies are just TOO CUTE. I love the ice cream theme idea and the ice cream instead of cake= brilliant!


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