Monday, August 26, 2013

Are You Really Two Already?

What's worse than turning two?  I'm not sure, but Izzy seems to have stumbled onto something temporarily.  Fortunately, their long-term memories don't seem to have kicked in yet and she was happy just a few minutes later.  By the way, this is what you get when you try to make three two-year old sisters sit next to each other for a group picture.

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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
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Way too many gifts for the girls
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Aunt Carolee and Barbie
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Meghan, wearing her mom's flower
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Aunt Mary and Sophie
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Miss Izzy
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Mom and Sophie sharing a kiss
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Miss Madelyn
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Two-year-olds on a mission to not sit still
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Ania, Bryn, Grace, and Maureen
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Izzy, checking out the new croco-horse from Aunt Mary
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Sophie, checking out the adult beverages table
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Kelsie, Chris, Uncle Buddy, and Aunt Mary
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Sophie, deciding that pole dancing is definitely not in her career path
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Ania and Bryn
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Sophie and Grace
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Bryn, Grace, Grandpa Mike, and Maureen
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Izzy, exploring whatever someone left on the table
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Grandpa John
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Great Grandma Jane and Great Aunt Patti
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Miss Madelyn
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Bryn and Sophie, checking out the neighbors dog, Snickers
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Both Grandpas
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Izzy, a ringer at ladder golf
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Ania, passing down the ladder golf secrets of champions to Izzy
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Chuck and Charlie
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Mads
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The next generation
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Holding back the animals before they pounce
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And they're off!
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Sophie, not wanting to leave an ounce of icing untouched
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Keegs and Soph
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Our big crazy, happy family
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Who needs small bites?
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Izzy
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Maddy, doing her share of licking cleaning of the cake toppers
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Isabelle
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Maddy, trying to take Dora's head off
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A little "I" thief
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Who me?
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Those are some mighty big bags
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Madelyn and Melissa
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Izzy, already getting a head start on her thank you cards
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Grandma Jo Anne, Dave, and Shallee with Maddy
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Charlie, lending his hand as the second photog
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Felicia, Corrine, and Janel
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Chuck and Ania
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Miss Isabelle
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Jack with Maddy and Sophie
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1 comment:

  1. Your family is precious and makes me smile. Happy birthday to your girls! Tough little ones, and beautiful. :)

    I think one of the most accurate parenting quotes I ever read was "The days are long but the years are short". Absolutely true, as you now know.

    All my best,

    A fellow TTTS parent,

    Laurie in Ohio

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