Sunday, August 12, 2012

1 Year Olds, Oh My!

 On August 4, 2012, Dillan and Daniel turned one!  One year prior, I was in the hospital prepping to birth them.  Walter and I were both nervous about how healthy they would be since they were arriving 5 weeks early.  Dillan came faster than we (Dr. Martin included) expected and at 8:18 he entered the world.  Daniel was more stubborn and didn't want to turn head down.  After his heart rate dropped, a C-section began.  He blessed us 12 minutes later at 8:30.  One baby stayed to learn how to breathe better and the other came home with us.  The journey began.
Here we are, a year later!  Their birthday happened to fall on a Saturday, so we were able to celebrate and have their party on THE BIRTH DAY! 
The book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was the party theme.  My BFF, Natasha, made the cake.  She is so talented and always does a great job on everything she makes.  She even made fruit and caterpillars out of fondant for the 2 tiered cake.  The smash cakes were jut as cute with their names and a caterpillar on them.  Both Dillan and Daniel loved them!  We sang "Happy Birthday" twice, once for each of them.  They dug in and took their time enjoying all the icing.  While they ate, we caught David licking the icing off the candles and fondant pieces.  BUSTED!!! 
 Neither one of them were too happy when I took the cake away.  That put me in the "bad mommy" category. 
Other than cake, the party guests also enjoyed ice cream, watermelon, grapes, oranges, and strawberries just like the very hungry caterpillar.  A slide show was also played full of pictures from their first year. 
At the end, Walter and I helped Daniel and Dillan open presents.  A few of the things they got were cute watermelon outfits, new swimming trunks, Mega Blocks firemen, tub books, and money.  We are thankful for all the friends and family who were able to come and celebrate with us. 

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