I missed celebrating last week right here. Even though all I did was celebrate. I just had no time or energy to share, so I'm thankful for Tuesdays! A combination Slice of Life~Celebration!
On May 1st, my two beautiful and so-smart daughters celebrated their fourth birthday. Four years ago I was blessed beyond belief and became a mother to my daughters. I never imagined life with twin girls, but now I could never imagine my life without them. They truly amaze me every day.
In the morning last Thursday, the girls woke up to special decorations, cards and a little gift. Treats were delivered to school to celebrate with friends. That night, we enjoyed a delicious dinner, singing loudly, blowing out candles, yummy chocolate cake, and opening presents with Grandma and Grandpa and also Nana and Papa. Quite a festive birthday celebration.
Then last Saturday was the "birthday party day." We prepared for yet another celebration with family and close friends. The day was the most beautiful day of the week. Sunshine, blue skies, and a touch of warmth. The balloons were hung. The snacks were ready for nibbling. And the bouncy house was full of kids. More singing, making wishes, birthday cake and ice cream. It was a day full of fun and when night fell, we all crashed hard. It was exhausting celebrating four!
Every year I think about writing a letter to each of my girls on their birthday. Telling them about who they are and what they love right now. Reminding them of the silly things they do and the enormously smart things they say.
And I promise to write those notes this week from my heart. But that will be shared just between me and them.
Please take the next four minutes to watch this video that was shared with me by my friend Lynn. Amazing and eye opening! (And you'll want to call your Mom after!)