Sunday, October 01, 2006
We had a great birthday party for Adam and Eleanor yesterday. All the grandmas were there, as well and aunts uncles, cousins, and many of our friends who now have kids as well. All in all, about 45 or 50 people came, so things were pretty busy around our house. It wasn't nice enough for the older kids to play outside, so Alex's room was Lego/K'nex central for them. There were babies everywhere, too! Both A and E loved the great amount of attention they received and Eleanor even got to take naps on both grandmas. Talk about heaven. When cake time came, Adam was quite enthusiastic about the frosting on his cake and smeared it everywhere. I even found it on the under side of the highchair try. Nice work! Eleanor on the other hand, put her hand in it and you could almost hear her say, "Eeww, this is messy. Can I have a knife and fork, Mom?" I think they both tasted a little frosting, but that was it. By the time we got to the opening gifts section of the agenda, they were soooo tired. Adam had even skipped a feeding. (Can you hear him thinking, "Hey this party stuff is great. A kid can skip a meal and get away with it!") Their gifts are fabulous. So many fun toys and cute clothes! Aunt Rachel and Uncle Ron got Eleanor a shirt that says, "I'm in charge around here. The parents are just for show." That's exactly how the little girl thinks. She is pulling herself up on all objects lower than the couch, and can crawl right over her daddy's legs, just for fun. Adam's favorite gift was an envelope from a card, and he kept tasting the sticky stuff where it seals. Figures. I know I owe you all an "All About Adam" post. Since the birthday stuff preempted it, I'll make it next. A highlight of the day was the cards from their brother, Alex. I'm going to try to take pictures of them to post. He is such a sweet little boy. What lucky twins to have such a wonderful brother. We had a ton of help from the grandmas and Bernadine with cleaning up, so at the end of the day, it wasn't looking too bad around here. I wish I had had time to talk to everyone more, but I quickly realized that when you're trying to take care of 2 babies at a party, socializing comes last. Thank you to everyone who was able to come and celebrate with us! We are so blessed with love and friendship.
Sorry for the delay in photos...I was too tired :) Also, a little plug for my talented husband--he made the table and chairs in the photo of the decorated kitchen.