Mark and I spend a lot of time reminiscing this weekend. Looking at old pictures and just thinking back to those 3lb little girls who were so tiny. They have certainly come a long way! We are so blessed to have healthy babies, because not every family is so lucky. With that being said, now that they are two we face new challenges. The terrible twos have definitely begun. We still deal daily with biting and fit throwing. The girls argue like sisters. As any two year old would, they have a tough time sharing 95% of the arguments revolve around sharing. We are working on this and taking it day by day. They are starting to learn to phrase my turn and really understand how they have to take turns. In the same breath I have to also say that they love each other like sisters, too. They are starting to call each other by name and they will help each other out and even share without being asked. They have a compassion for each other that is amazing to watch. When someone is crying or in time out the other two are so concerned it is so sweet. They call on each other to play and they hug and kiss each other. They have such a special bond that is amazing to watch. Here are some pictures from the day
Elmo Fruit Plate
Cookie Monster Fruit Plate
Presents for the Girls
Food Table Setup
Back Yard Setup
Chloe playing with cousins Mya and Addy at the water table
Girls playing with the new playground from Uncle Conor
Payton digging in to the gifts
Payton: "A little help here!"
Jillian and Chloe: "Wow this is cool sissy!!"
Jillian making kissy faces!!
Jillian and Payton: COOKIE!!!
Chloe: "What do you have there?"
Payton and Jillian: "Cookie!!!"
Payton: "How do I look?!?"
Chloe: "What is in this?!?"
Chloe: "Hmmm...This is a lot of work!"
Jillian: "Yup I got a ball!"
Jillian reading her new books
Jillian: Smiley Face "Chhhheeeezzeee!!!!"
Payton: "Sissy's We are going Bowling!!!"
Grand Opening Presents All Over!!!
Payton: And her new "Baby"
Cookie Monster Cupcakes...Mommy and Daddy modified
Happy Birthday to You Payton...Jillian...and Chloe!!!
Our own personal cupcakes
Payton getting ready to blow out her candles
Jillian: "Hmmm....Sweets...I'm all in!!!"
Chloe: "So what do I do with this?"
Elmo cupcakes for the rest of the of the party!!
Jillian: "This is so good!!!...and I can't believe I'm getting by with this!!!"
Payton: "Hmmm..Yea this tastes pretty good!"
Chloe: "Hmm...Not too bad!"
Payton: Blue Cheezzyyy Face!!
Jillian: "Oh my this is so GOOD!!!"
Jillian: "I am not going to let any of this go to waste!!"
Chloe: Big Smiles!
Chloe: "Yea...The wrapper is not bad either"
Final Pics before a little bath time
Put your Hands up girls!! Chloe, Jillian, and Payton
Payton: "I love this stuff!!!"
Jillian: Hands up!!