A Milestone: Last Day of Seven

Look who is turning Eight t.o.m.o.r.r.o.w. We're in the midst of a family reunion with the Grandparents. It's a "staycation" if you wish. We're doing a lot of those Grandparent special things. They arrived from Colorado on Saturday and we're making the most of each moment.

As I look back through pictures of this year, it is hard for me to realize that these boys are turning eight tomorrow. Here we were last year, Spring, just after they turned seven.

Here are some of the obvious changes:
1) Baby teeth in front still;
2) Shoe sizes are two and three sizes larger;
3) They are 2 and 3 inches taller;
4) They are now on 16 inch bikes

There is inevitably more. Really I am not a sap, it is just that right now Twin Mothering is effecting me in the sense of valuing each moment. Yes, the days are long and the years are short - particularly for Mountain Man and me, for now, it seems that we get to parent each milestone and event once. Once and twice all at once.

I live in a heightened sense of emotion as a Twins Mom and I know this is one special miracle. So I look back on this year at these gifts we're given with a grateful and thankful heart.

Happy Birthday Boys! You are heaven on earth.

Tomorrow we'll be celebrating and continuing the festivities. Also, in the next week or so, I'll share the awesome "Overnight" Mountain Man and I got to share. It was a 'staycation' though we were out-of-town and just fifteen minutes away all in one.

And I have to tell you prior to our 'overnight' while the Tigers stayed with the Grandparents, I tried to hear the sound of silence. Well, this 'staycation' I heard the sound of silence once more.

It was golden.

Just call me "Carnival Queen" as a New Orleans native with Mardi Gras days away, I'll take it because this post is another part of my addiction to 'Fro You To Me.


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Kasey Hunt said...

So sweet. They do grow up so fast.

Anonymous said...

What a great family picture. So fun to see YOU! Happy Birthday to your boys!!!!

Mel said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! We had one turn 8 at the beginning of the year!!

We are THAT Family said...

Happy birthday! They are so sweet. Why does 8 sound so much older than 7? And 9, oh, my.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! Your family looks so happy. Enjoy the staycation.

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome little men.

Isn't it funny to look back over the last year and see how they have changed, or not.

tara @ kidz said...

Happy Birthday!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your new 8 year old. It really is bittersweet when they get another year older.