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Happy 1st Birthday!!

July 22nd, 2009 by Eleanor · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The birthday girls (Lydia on the left)!

The birthday girls (Lydia on the left)!

Lydia and Hadley are one-year old today.  What an amazingly crazy, intense, and wonderful last 12 months.  Girls, you’ve changed our lives more than we ever could have imagined, tested us beyond what we thought we could handle, and brought us  indescribable joy. 

Lydia, July 22, 2008

Lydia, July 22, 2008

Lydia, July 22, 2009

Lydia, July 22, 2009

Lydia, my spunky first born.  You couldn’t wait to join the world and decided that 35 weeks and 1 day was plenty of time.  You came out waving (or at least tried – the hand next to your head caused a few complications) and have been a ball of energy ever since.  You are fearless, demanding (in all good ways of course), willful (I wonder where you get this), and full of life.  You see stairs, you climb; you get a new food, you eat; you see a toy your sister has, you grab; you see your mother’s lap; you jump in (which, incidently, I love).

Hadley, July 22, 2008

Hadley, July 22, 2008

Hadley, July 22, 2009

Hadley, July 22, 2009

Hadley, my sweet second child.  You were pulled into the world before you were ready and spent the first 18 days of your life in the hospital, preparing yourself to face up to life with your demanding sister.  The NICU nurses fell in love with you and your sunny disposition.  You’ve always been a little more cautious, sensitive, and usually hit milestones a few days behind Lydia, but in the last month have really come into your own and become a little fire-cracker.  You’re now leading the charge into the kitchen to pull everything out of cabinets, flirting with strangers, grabbing toys (or hair) from your sister, and generally giving us all a run for our money.   Second fiddle no longer, it will be interesting to see how two dominent twins play out. 

Hadley and Lydia - one year old!

Hadley and Lydia - one year old!

I love you girls more than I ever thought possible and now understand a friend’s comment that there is no love greater or more unconditional or more perfect than a mother’s love for her children.  Happy first birthday!!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 grandma judy // Jul 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    What a beautiful birthday greeting!

  • 2 Aunt Laura // Jul 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Are you trying to make people cry?!? Love the post, and you, Allan and the girls. They look very blonde in the first picture!! Bradley resemblance coming through perhaps?? 🙂

  • 3 Trina // Jul 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Happy Birthday to both of your sweet girls! I found that first birthday full of emotions I hadn’t expected. Enjoy the coming year full of amazing firsts…words are my favorite!