We had a fireworks party in front of the house tonight - it was only 6:45 pm, but when your bedtime is 7:00 pm it's pretty late. The girls had a blast.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
This Christmas marks three years home for my girls. We flew home Christmas Eve 2010 and things have never been the same.
First Christmas 2010. We didn't do much with the tree that year - the lights were a bit much for the girls. We did drive to my sisters and surprise the family.
Christmas 2011 the girls got their first Christmas Eve PJ's and met Santa. They got bikes and princess dresses and had a blast riding around the neighborhood.
Christmas 2012 - the girls started helping with the decorating. They both got a Fur Real Friends pony.
Christmas 2013 - both girls really wanted a winged unicorn. Santa had fun hunting them down. Evidently a winged unicorn's official name is a Alicorn.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I held my daughters for the first time. We've had tough days, happy days, days I didn't want to end and days I thought would never end. Through it all I've never had a moments regret and at last learned that some things can really be "worth the wait."
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Today three years ago we got up at three am (actually I don't think we slept) and boarded a plane headed to our future (and Hong Kong). The flight was long (it spanned a day - including a five hour layover in Chicago) and uncomfortable - economy plus is not very plus. It was the another step in the most exciting journey of my life.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Today the girls went to their first birthday party hosted by a classmate. The party was fun! They had a bounce house, face painting and decorated cookies. The girls had lots of fun in the bounce house, playing with their friends and decorating cookies, the biggest hit of the party was the face painter. I don't quite know how she managed it, but she face painted ten girls in less than an hour and she didn't just paint a tiny butterfly or rainbow on a cheek.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Last week one of the girls reported a loose tooth. A quick inspection confirmed looseness. With in hours the second twin reported a loose tooth - in the exact same location in her mouth. When I check on it - it did not really seem to be loose. It seemed like a case of possible wishful thinking.
This morning I checked both girls loose teeth again and to my surprise both have a loose tooth in the exact same spot in their mouth.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
On Fridays at my girls school the dress code is relaxed and the students are allowed to wear clothes supporting the local college. The girls decided to wear matching t-shirts today. They were really excited this morning as it is not only Friday, but it is the beginning of a week long Thanksgiving break.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
So it's been a while since I've eaten a school cafeteria lunch. Today the hubby and I joined our girls for thanksgiving at school. We dined on chipped turkey in gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. All of the kids were adorable. Some were dressed as pilgrims, some as not so politically correct native Americans and one class was a whole regatta of Mayflowers. It was enjoyable because of the sparkling dinner conversation and company.