Saturday, January 07, 2012

How Could They be Four Already??

This is the first picture the nurses took of Katie and Emma together out of their little incubators. I love it so much.

I loved holding them and feeding them together --

Best buddies, consolation

First birthday portraits

Second birthday party - Noah's Ark theme - 2 turning 2

They do everything together

Even going so far as "doing" each others' hair

They had two great parties this year - the first was last Sunday, New Year's Day. Great-Aunt Grace, who has no grandkids of her own yet, loves to lavish her love upon them, and the rest of us were recipients of that love and generosity as she gave us all a lovely party in their honor.

Posing with Great Grandma Carlson . . .

And with Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Swanson

More fun gifts - right after Christmas!

Today, on their actual birthday, they had their first "friend" party, which was also attended by their other grandpa and their auntie. The theme was "Thing 1 and Thing 2", from "The Cat in the Hat."

The little girls who were already there met the rest at the door --

The cupcakes were meant to represent the Things - the red velvet cake and the blue cotton candy "hair."

They had blue Kool-Aid and blue icees - thus, the blue mouth --

They enjoyed their snack time together --

They colored some "Things" --

Then downstairs for "story time" - The Cat in the Hat - didn't work out all that well - just too difficult to find a place to sit and sit still!

Gift time - again!!!

They got these cute wigs with "princess-y" dresses --

Livi posing in the wig --

The girls had a great time playing together with the new toys --

The evidence of a good party - the guests don't want to leave!


Brenda said...

They are so cute! Are they both left-handed too? Love the Thing 1 and Thing 2 idea.

Ginger said...

Great post! Makes me long for the days when my girls were little and all the fun of birthdays.

Amy said...

I just can't believe how big the twins are getting.

Great theme idea! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Laurie in Ca. said...

They are so precious Dawn!!!! The time flies so quickly and I am so glad they had such a good time:) So special to have their great grandparents there too. Wonderful memories for sure. Love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Needled Mom said...

Great pictures of the girls through the years. The time has flown by (for us)!!!

Happy birthday to them.

nannykim said...

What??? DID you say they are FOUR????? no way! IS that right??? I can't believe this!!! I remember when they were born.....I just can't believe this much time has gone by! Birthdays are fun and this looks like the kids had delightful times.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I like the 'buddies consoling' photo most. But of course, they're all super. You really don't need to be told that tho, now, do you?

Having twins? Super
Being a Grandma of twins? Wonderful


Thanks for stopping by for my week's Shadow Shot See you next time...and have a glorious week ahead!!

Linda said...

Oh Dawn, don't you wish you could just freeze time - for a little while anyway? It goes far too quickly.
What wonderful celebrations! Special memories for all of you.

Susan said...

I love your new header picture!!! I remember those days 4 years ago and how we prayed for these wee ones.

nancygrayce said...

My how time flies! Those precious girls! They are just so cute and that looks like two fun parties!!!!

Forty Pound Sack said...

They're precious! Looks like a great time was had by all ~

Midlife Mom said...

What a great post! Made me smile all the way through it! The pictures are so nice and it just doesn't seem possible they are four. I remember when we all were praying for them to be born healthy and happy. Guess our prayers were certainly answered!!! Love the pink wigs!!!!!

A sound pipe is a device you put on your Rhino or whatever ATV type you have. It's to plug in your Ipod so you can listen to music or whatever while you are riding. I had no idea it was going to be so big so we all got a big kick out of it. The ends on it are the speakers.

grammy said...

Lots of great pictures!!!
Looks like an awesome time had by all. That pink wig was really cute (o:
We will have to figure a time to get together. A Monday or Friday for us Grownups or a Tuesday or Thursday morning at McDonalds with little ones???

Liz said...

Great post Dawn!! I still laugh so much at their idea of a hair cut!
They are so cute. Looks like they were thoroughly spoiled and had a wonderful birthday!

PEA said...

Happy 4th Birthday to the twins, my goodness, where have the years gone to???? It seems like only yesterday they were born! I so enjoyed looking at all the pictures and it sure does look like they had some fun celebrations:-) I love the theme birthdays they've had every year and what a hoot the theme was this year! Thing 1 and Thing 2...their t-shirts and hats were perfect! lol Apparently Lily had her first party with friends invited on her 3rd birthday but I have no idea if there was a theme or not. Of course we've never seen pictures! lol Chloe is now 1 month old and no pictures of her either....only pictures we get are the ones we take when we can finally make it up there to see them which is 2 or 3 times a year. Very sad.

Hope your week is going well, dear Dawn. xoxo

Sammy said...

Wonderful photos! I loved seeing their growth through the years. This post is really special.

Looks like it was a fun party! I'm so happy for them. And I can't believe they're four!

Congratulations to you all!

Gigi said...

Goodness, time is flying by, isn't it?! What a wonderful party theme - and it looks like they all had a fabulous time! The pix are always!

Christa said...

4 years old already. Wonderful pictures, looks like they had a blast. God Bless