|Brianna, Rachel, and Tori|
That makes me almost older than dirt.
It was in those early days of her life that I joined the ranks of those called "Mother."
It was in those early days that my hubby and I gleefully (and naively) entered the category of "parents."
It was in those early days that I learned about sacrificial love.
It was in those early days that I fell so hopelessly and shamelessly in love with that little bundle, that I amazed even myself.
It was in those early days that I knew I'd do whatever it took to give that little girl the best shot at the very best life.
And, it was in those early days that I began to learn how much I really didn't know.
By golly, now she's 34.
How did that happen?
Last night we took some birthday pizzas to Rachel and her family, and as usual the twins had lots of stuff to tell us about and to show us.
First they showed us their newly rearranged rooms.
Then Tori updated us about their two canaries - yes, they are still in love and still married and enjoying living together in the same birdcage.
Tori and Brianna both showed us the holes from several recently lost teeth. Brianna asked Tori if she had received a dollar for the last one she lost. Tooth Fairy business has inflated greatly from when I was a kid. That's for darn sure.
Then during dinner they both gleefully announced that they had been promoted to THIRD GRADE.
After dinner, while I caught up on the other family happenings, the girls were giving tours of their "treehouse." I dare you to look at this picture and NOT get the "Frozen" song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry!
|Tori, our son Caleb, and Brianna|
In another part of Pennsylvania, this little princess is celebrating her THIRD birthday today. Daughter Lindsay made Ellie this fancy birthday outfit so she could properly celebrate the day at daycare.
To make things very special for the celebration, princess cupcakes and other treats for snack time were sent along with Ellie to share with her teachers and classmates. Lindsay is always so crafty and loves paying attention to the details.
I sure do love these two special birthday girls, and I wish them both a year ahead filled with health, happiness, and many special blessings.