we survived!

18 Dec

relatively unscathed i will say too. friday the wigglers turned one. and yesterday we hosted a little soiree in their honor. or perhaps in our honor for making it through this challenging. amazing. fascinating. awe inspiring. tear inducing. too fast. too slow. first year with twins. we really had no idea what to expect. and even with that i think virtually every facet of this past year exceeded our expectations. having two babies means someone always needs something. it meant when one was sleeping the other was often awake. it has meant two times the mess. two times the diapers. but it has also meant double the smiles. and the sweet sleepy breathes on my neck. two times the laughter. and the fun. the good has definitely outweighed any bad. and i would do it all again. in a second.

and the party. i will admit i was panicking a bit. m is amazing. she loves to make fantastic food. and gorgeous cakes. both of which i appreciate. but it can at times be stressful. and the fact that i spent most of my days talking to babies. and pets. has left me well perhaps a little stilted socially. but i was also excited to see friends. and to celebrate our babies. and the fact that we survived. it all went off without a hitch. as it should have. naps were a little tough yesterday. so that made things more interesting of course. but then people arrived and both magoo and cindy lou who ran about and danced. laughed and smiled. they were all over the house. and then they ate cake. magoo was measured in his efforts. he sized up the cake and stuck a hand in. slowly. picking bits of it off and eating them. i handed him a spoon and he was pleased to feed himself bits of it. cindy lou on the other hand was very excited about cake. she immediately picked up the whole thing. blue frosting and all. and shoved it on her face. she put some on her head. and mashed it about. it was comical. and adorable. in her handmade tutu (by a friend) and thing 2 shirt. i bathed the munchkins and they went off to bed. while we continued to celebrate. it was perfect. and lovely. and i appreciated everyone who made the effort to celebrate our amazing babies with us.

we did indeed survive. and thrived. looking forward to year two!


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