Cause two we’ll have another and three…well, at the rate we’re going, probably another. But, back to the present because who wants to think about the chaos of three under two much less the possibility of four under three (shudder with a smile…if God giveth, we will taketh).
The twins turned the big ONE YEAR OLD and on that blessed day we went to the zoo. A week or so later we threw a little birthday shin-dig for them with family that was in town. I know maybe some of you expect my party planning skills to be detailed and cute and all that jazz considering my diy loving heart but that is just not the case. I had a very teeninsy (think $10) budget to work with so I threw up some dollar store tablecloths as ceiling decor and laid out a tablecloth, napkins, and paper/plastic eatery provided by me madre and called it a par-tay, capital P. I love me a cute little themed party but into planning them I am not…I’d rather be painting junk. :)
Anyway, the party went off with a few hitches and all was great, grand, and wonderful.
Presents were a hit and mostly clothes (much needed for these growing weeds) until somebody turned all party pooper but since it was her party, we let her cry if she wanted to, cry if she wanted to.
We haven’t exposed the girls to many sweets but this day we went all sugar overload - funfetti cupcakes with rainbow chip frosting (theee best eva). Everything was running like a smooth, oiled machine until Daddy lit the birthday candles and Seraphia grabbed her flame, sending her into a fit of tears (do you blame her?), a lifting out of her high chair, some halting their musical notes and some fighting forward creating a clash of Happy and youuuuu…, Cecilia wasting no time digging into the cupcake in her face, me just trying to get a good memory shot, and well, I’m sure you get the picture. Oh look! Here she is (top and left) a split-second before charring her tiny phalange:
Funday Sunday, truly.
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At one neither of the girls have yet to take steps however, Cecilia can stand without support and without any motivation to do anything else. They both climb and stand on whatever is in front of them though and as a result, have had plenty of crashes and bangs. I had to stop breastfeeding the girls three weeks before their big day due to a decrease in milk supply at 13 weeks pregnant so we switched right then and there to whole milk. They get about 16 oz. per day – four in the morn upon waking, five around two in the afternoon, and seven at night. As far as eating solids goes, I never knew how much I would love the day that they could basically eat anything under the sun. I never minded making baby food but my life has become ten times easier know that I can just cut up little pieces of our dinner and serve it on the platter of a high chair. They’re big eaters in little bodies, shoveling in a cup or more of bits at each meal before they’re finished. You’d never know.
We haven’t been to a one-year check-up yet, I blame busy summer, but I expect much of the same – tall for their age, lean for their age. They still nap twice a day and sometimes me too. :) They babble like it’s their job. They’re into EVERYTHING. Cecilia is the ring leader when it comes to trouble-making and thinks “no” is a joke, giving me a four-toothed grin and laugh when she hears that word and sees my stern face. Seraphia listens like an angel and moves on to other trouble. We just got some cabinet locks in the mail today and I can’t wait to get them on. My daily exercise regimen of picking up scattered tupperware, cleaning supplies (no solutions, don’t worry Grandma), and pan and pot lids is 16 screws from over.
They sleep through the night most nights, sprinkling a few I-lost-my-pacifier crying sessions in the mix that bring one of us into their room, groggy as all get out, and usually on our hands and knees groping the carpet under one or both cribs, which reminds me, I really need to make some crib skirts. Maybe that would help the situation.
Anyway, I don’t know what else to bore you with. I like to type down details in case another mother out there is wondering about the “whats” of certain stages but I realize most of you probably could care less. If you have any questions, send me a line or just wing it. It’s worked for us thus far. ;)
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P.S. If you’re wondering about progress on the desk, it’s sitting pretty with one coat of paint except I’ve had a little bump in the road to smooth out. The plan is to be done with it and all details spilled to you and yours next week.
P.P.S. Also in case you’re wondering, all of the above picture collages were made with Pic Monkey (picmonkey.com). I recently discovered this site and let me tell you, it’s amazing! Making collages has never been so easy peasy! Go there. Use it. :)
P.P.P.S. How do you like the blog’s new design? I’m really excited about it! It’s still in tweaking stage but coming along as fast as my very amateur html/css skills can move!