Well, we survived the first birthday around here and it was a blast! The kids loved every minute of it - from getting attention, to opening presents, to eating cake (well maybe just Levi on this one!). I had so much fun getting everything decorated for the big day! We wanted to have a really small party this year and let the attention be on the two main events and it turned out perfect! Lila Kate got to wear pig tails for the first time and walk around like she owned the place! :) Levi chowed down on his cake like he had never eaten before (I do feed them on a regular schedule) and army crawled around to follow his new camaro! I did feel pretty emotional as we sang "Happy Birthday" to each of them! It's just hard for me to believe that a year has already flown by! It was definitely a day I will always remember!!
During those late night, long hour feedings, when the days and nights ran together, I dreamed of the day my little sweeties could feed themselves. Now the time has arrived and it's bittersweet! Every new milestone means another step to growing up and independance. I am so proud of Levi & Lila Kate, but I just want the days to slow down!
I would have to say that 2011 was the BEST year of my life! Chris and I got to welcome the two most anticipated bundles of joy into our lives! Actually, I was sad to see this year go because so many wonderful "firsts" and memories have been made and I couldn't have been happier! I know that 2012 will bring many new and exciting things, but I never want to forget even the tiniest details that forever changed our lives! I can only hope that 2012 will be as full of happiness as 2011!