Monday, January 9, 2012

Mmmmm Cake!

So today Abbygael and Georgia turned 1. Oh! my goodness, we've made it through the first year!!! The girls are a true blessing to our family and bring great joy daily.

Abbygael is my laid back, easy going, cool as a cucumber kid. She loves music and will sing and dance to just about anything you play for her. She's very neat with the way she plays with her toys and eats her food. Everything is inspected by her right pointer finger first. She is always looking things over and checking them out before she takes any action(unlike her sister) and truly has a caring heart. She smiles from her souls and everyone who meets her will say the same thing! She has this presence as if she's been here before and is my angel sent from above!

Georgia is my feisty, firecracker, go 90 MPH kid. She loves to hang upside down and stand on her head and squeal at the top of her lungs. She dives into playing and eating with full force and loves getting messy! She is my little daredevil and tilts her head when you tell her No, No and then proceeds to shake her head no in return. Her desire and motivation for things around her will get her far in life and I can see the struggles for us as parents already starting!  I've always heard that the little ones are always the feisty ones and I LOVE every bit of her personality.

These two girls are just amazing to watch on a daily basis, their bond and true caring for each other grows stronger everyday. If they have been playing in separate areas of the house one will always go find the other and they touch and hold hands for a few minutes before continuing with their play time. My heart is constantly melting just watching them!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Where have we been?

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since I last posted on the blog! This first year with the twins has been exhausting, challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Any parent with multiples that has made it through that first year knows exactly how we feel. This major feeling of accomplishment is very gratifying!

So what have we been up to this past year? Anything and everything you can imagine with a 4 year old boy and twin girls. We've made it through so many hurdles as parents and can finally say things are getting a little easier for us. Those first 6 months were extremely tough on us, me in particular and it seemed like once the twins were able to move around and actually go play with toys that things started to slow down a bit. Now the girls are into absolutely everything, and I mean EVERYTHING!! Georgia is cruising down furniture and walks all over the place with anything she can get behind and push. We've caught her standing in the middle of the room but once she notices she's not holding on to something she sits down. I am waiting for the day that she just lets go and starts walking and I know it's coming soon. Abbygael is a very laid back child and refused to crawl in the traditional sense and gets around the room buy scooting on her rear end, it's hysterical to watch!! with her lack of movement and at 11 months old still having her crib up at the highest level the pediatrician suggested we seek a little physical therapy just to make sure something else wasn't going on that was causing her to not roll over or crawl etc... Well 4 weeks later her crib is now all the way down and she will roll over if she needs to but being on her hands and knees in that crawl position is NOT her favorite. She has started to pull herself up to the coffee table or sofa and will cruise slowly down them but gets stuck at the end. We will continue therapy for her until she is walking without any limitations.

I can't believe these two beautiful gifts from God will be 1 year old on Monday!! We are going to have a big celebration with our military family here and will post pictures and updates soon.