I'm a couple months behind on blog posts and pictures, but some of these 2nd birthday pics were just too funny not to share. Yep, the girls turned two already. I can't believe it. It's amazing how each and every day seems like it will never end, but thinking about the last two years makes it all seem like it's going by too fast.
It's even crazier when I think back and compare their first birthday to this one and how much they've all changed. Last year, we were carrying Izzy's oxygen tank down to the beach with her. Both she and Maddy had just received their cranial bands to work out some of the flat spots on their head. They were both still on a ton of multi-time-per-day meds. Sophie was just on the verge of walking. They were all relatively docile and quiet little beings.
I blink my eyes and suddenly they're two going on 12 with personalities to boot! Besides Izzy's g-tube, you'd never know that she ever had any issues as a baby and was born at 1 lb 7 oz. She's still a few inches shorter than her sisters, but she's just as adventurous as the other two, if not more so sometimes. Sophie is Meghan's "Mini Me." I'm not sure if the "apple doesn't fall too far from the tree" saying has ever applied so succinctly. Maddy is our pressure release valve. She definitely takes after her dad and is very go-with-the-flow and independent, while not causing too much stress for her parents.
I'll let the pictures do the talking, but all in all, it was a great weekend. Beautiful weather. Very generous family and friends. So thankful to have these girls and never forget (even when they drive me crazy) how lucky we really are.
Just a few refreshments for the guests
Way too many gifts for the girls
Aunt Carolee and Barbie
Meghan, wearing her mom's flower
Aunt Mary and Sophie
Mom and Sophie sharing a kiss
Two-year-olds on a mission to not sit still
Ania, Bryn, Grace, and Maureen
Izzy, checking out the new croco-horse from Aunt Mary
Sophie, checking out the adult beverages table
Kelsie, Chris, Uncle Buddy, and Aunt Mary
Sophie, deciding that pole dancing is definitely not in her career path
Ania and Bryn
Sophie and Grace
Bryn, Grace, Grandpa Mike, and Maureen
Izzy, exploring whatever someone left on the table
Great Grandma Jane and Great Aunt Patti
Bryn and Sophie, checking out the neighbors dog, Snickers
Izzy, a ringer at ladder golf
Ania, passing down the ladder golf secrets of champions to Izzy
Chuck and Charlie
The next generation
Holding back the animals before they pounce
And they're off!
Sophie, not wanting to leave an ounce of icing untouched
Keegs and Soph
Our big crazy, happy family
Who needs small bites?
Maddy, doing her share of
Maddy, trying to take Dora's head off
A little "I" thief
Those are some mighty big bags
Madelyn and Melissa
Izzy, already getting a head start on her thank you cards
Grandma Jo Anne, Dave, and Shallee with Maddy
Charlie, lending his hand as the second photog
Felicia, Corrine, and Janel
Chuck and Ania
Jack with Maddy and Sophie