Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday!

"I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

It was a long journey to get here. But God is amazing, and today we have 2 one year olds. We have two beautiful, smart and fun kids. We are so blessed. It is a little bit sad and a lot exciting. I am sad that they aren't babies anymore. That I might not get to have another baby in the house again. But I am more excited to see what will come in the future. I can't wait to see what they will do, what they will learn. I can't wait to see them play sports and perform in programs. I can't wait to see them grow and to see all they will accomplish. And more than anything I can't wait to see them come to know the Lord. We have such an exciting future ahead of us.

I can't believe they were once so tiny. It was really incredible. They had teeny tiny heads, skinny little legs, and they were swimming in their clothes. It's weird to think that they used to stay where I put them, that their cries were so quiet, and that they used to just sleep all the time between feedings. Now they are only taking one nap a day and they are walking around everywhere. They are giving kisses, throwing fits, giving high fives, talking and playing all the time.

Sawyer loves to lift up our shirts and poke our belly button, she will give me a kiss on the cheek when I ask (more a lick than anything), she still walks on her tip toes and still only has 3 teeth on bottom. Mason is such a happy boy. He laughs so easily and is so ticklish, he also throws the biggest fits when he doesn't get his way, he gives high fives, and is such a boy! They are both walking everywhere now and are starting to run a little bit. It is definitely a fun age and we are enjoying every minute of it.

Here is a look back at the past year:

Newborns - First picture together when they were a few days old
1 Month
2 Months
3 Months
4 Months
5 Months
6 Months
7 Months
8 Months
9 Months
10 Months
11 Months
12 Months

I saw this list on another twin moms blog and thought it was cute:

My favorite things about having twins:

10. Whenever I have a rough day, I take the twins out and hear, "I don't know how you do it."

9. I rarely feel bad about my parenting because there's usually one happy kid.

8. My husband and I never have to share "the" kid. With two, we get as much kid time as we want.

7. If I can't decide between two cute outfits, I buy them both.

6. Taking care of one kid feels ridiculously easy.

5. Most behavior (not showering, forgetting to call someone) can be explained by, "I have twins!"

4. "Can you change that poopy diaper? I'm busy with the other kid."

3. Double the hugs, kisses, and laughter.

Tied for first: Baby A (Mason) and Baby B (Sawyer)!

Happy Birthday Mason and Sawyer!!


Kristen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your post! Sweet babies! Where did the time go??
I can't believe it. They are precious as always and I LOVE the monthly pics. I also love the 10 true.
I love that excuse...I have twins!! Which is why somethings during my day just don't happen. :) I love that we have other twin mommys that understand!

Have a great birthday party! Can't wait to see that post next week!

Mary Kay said...

Happy Birthday Mason and Sawyer!!! What a sweet blog Hannah! You are doing such an amazing job! I can remember how you longed to be a mother and God obviously knew what a great job you would do so He just doubled your fun! Thanks for all the sweet pictures, it is so crazy that they are 1! Have fun. Miss you. Mary Kay

kristin fulghum said...

hooray! i love it. you are such a sweet mom and those are two precious kids.