Monday, December 12, 2011

Quincy and Miles turn 1 !!

It seems so fast. So fast it is almost cruel, I can't believe a year ago I was just entering the new adventure of being a Mom of twins. Quincy and Miles are my biggest surprise in life, a gift I did not expect, nor know how to receive. I have stumbled through it at times, and at other times felt like I had it all under control, only to stumble again. What they have given us this past year is a feeling of completeness, and love. They made Darrian a brother, and they made Keith and I more capable parents. The laughs, I would put up with the sleepless nights several times over to have those laughs in my life.

Now you all know me, I love a birthday party. Or a party period. I love planning all the details, I love seeing it come together. When I was asked if I wanted to have the c-section on Monday or Friday I choose Friday so their actual birthday would fall on a Saturday for the party. :) When they were a few month old I saw all the "thing 1, thing 2 parties" and decided on something different. I loved the idea of a "one in a flash" type theme, I saw a shirt Darrian had with blue and orange and decided on that being the colors. I wanted vintage and frill, even a little as a Mom of three boys and little frill to go around :). I love how it all came together.

I usually end up not making many things myself. I come up with the idea, and I go out and find a vendor to make it happen given it be Etsy or a local vendor. This year I thought I would do a dessert table. When the quote came back at $600 !!!!!! and it did not even include one ounce of food for the party, just a table, platters, and a backdrop I went back to the drawing board. In telling my woes to a few friends they were generous and offered to help by making cookies, marshmallow pops for the party.

A celebration really only has to include (in my opinion) a cake and some lovely loved one's, all this stuff is bonus. However I love doing the extra stuff, and making it special for my guys.

Here is a photo dump.. actually there may be two :)

The cakes on the cake stands I made, with the banners I made using printable's from Barbara Neeley Designs.

The boys invite created by BN designs, framed by the photobooth set up.

Fondant camera cupcake toppers from LC Cakes on Etsy.
marshmallow pops Sol made
set up of Q's side with cupcakes, cake stand, and Q I painted and the crepe paper backdrop I did.

Photo "1" I made using pictures of the boys through the year

I ended up renting the vintage cameras, suitcase, crate and couple other items from Milk Glass Vintage rentals. She is reasonable and so easy to work with.

Quincy and Miles 1 year stats

Looking back at my blog which is sort of my "baby book", I can't seem to find one flipping stat for Ht and Weight for D from his first 4 years?? How did I miss that? I am trying to be better with the twins but would like to compare them to D's so I will have to get a copy from the doctor.

So we had the boys 1st year wellness check. It went fine other than the Dr. being 40 mins late. Ever tried to sit through a waiting list with one baby? Ya imagine doing it with 2 for 40 mins. Then we had to do a blood draw on the boys, they do it the same way they do it for adults.. so imagine the fun of holding them both down to find a vein.

Good news is they are both happy, healthy, and ahead of the game on milestones so far. That is happy news.

Here are their stats:

Miles stats: 23 lbs 8.5oz, 31.5" tall
Quincy stats 22 lbs 15.4 oz, 30 3/4 tall

Cathching up November recap

Here I am playing catch up again, story of my life these days. At some point I will get it under control, someday right??

Here we go, November was filled with a lot of fun, and new things for the kids. The babies turned 11 months old, and started taking a bath in the big bathtub.

Quincy started taking steps about 4-5 at a time. He LOVES to climb. The couch, a box, a stool... it gives me heart attacks, but thankfully in Nov he also mastered getting down feet first and not head first. That is a huge milestone! He loves to eat, not picky at all. He has a great sense of humor and crinkles his nose when he smiles or laughs. He loves to sing and dance, currently obsessed with a Santa that sings silent night. His favorite toy is a ball. He loves to chase them, throw them, or carry them around.

Darrian is working on his numbers and letters at school and is pretty close to spelling his name on his own. He talks all the time, and has a imagination. He is in love with all things superhero. He is really into Christmas and hoping Santa will bring him a batman cave and scooter. He learned about what being "thankful" means, and on his list of things he was thankful for included his family, his toys, and spider man.
Miles became a full fledged walker this month, going all around the house toddling about. He is the snuggle bug of the bunch, comes over to get hugs and kisses then he is off. He is more picky in his eating habits, and finds lots of laughs in his brothers. He waves hi, and makes the "all done" sign. He does not like shoes, refuses to walk or crawl even in them. He doesn't really like socks either, he takes them off right after I put them on then goes over to Quincy and tries to take his off too. He thinks everyone should be barefoot.

We spent our thanksgiving at Chris and Julie's house. Julie cooked a turkey, we added some sides. We had a lot of fun and kids had fun playing.

trying to get a picture of all six kids was pretty impossible:

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