We are celebrating their birthday with friends & neighbors this weekend, just some cake and such. Our immediate family celebrated last night, but it was a rush as both girls had after school activities (Lindsey had choir and Sydney had an art class) and then I had a PTA meeting later. So between all that, I made spaghetti and meatballs, at their request, and got special cupcakes for all of us. Then, they opened their gifts. We chose to get them iPods this year which they very happy with. I know I'm probably way behind the times with this stuff. It seems like most kids get this stuff a lot earlier than 11 and are now getting iPads and phones, but we don't fit the norm, I guess. Oh, and I have to say here and I promise I won't go into great detail because really, it deserves its own post, but Apple products are NOT my friend. I've never been that fond of them myself and now after trying to set up their iPods for hours and hours, I'm even more convinced and wonder why people use this stuff. Especially if you've been using Android, I have no idea why anyone would switch. If people tell you it's easy, they are lying. It's not. I am a smart person and it should not take hours to figure this stuff out. Okay, that's all I'm going to say at this time. ;)
Yesterday morning, the girl's had a little ice cream for their birthday breakfast too. ;)
Then after supper, they opened their gift and some cards...
They are quite a hoot and love to laugh!
I do have some updates on everyone, but will save for another post. My dear sister-in-law sent a slideshow birthday wish for us yesterday. It brought back lots of memories and even some tears. As time goes on, it's not that you ever forget where these micro-preemies started from or what they went through or how much of a blessing they are, but you DO forget the day-to-day details and such of life in the NICU.
My girls are my joy, my inspiration, my heroes and my heart. I can't imagine my life without them or even the journey that brought them to me.