Twelve years old. WOW! Where on earth did the time go?
Yesterday we celebrated Pat & Drew's birthday. It's hard to believe that twelve years ago yesterday, these two came into this world kicking and screaming. So excited were they to see what the world was about that they arrived two months early. Though early and quite small, they were scrappy survivors. They remained in NICU until nearly their scheduled arrival date, growing stronger and stronger every day.
Looking at them today, would you ever guess they were 3 pounds, 3 ounces and 3 pounds 7 ounces? No? Neither would the rest of us. Maybe the chocolate cake helped. Afterall, it's got eggs and dairy -- good for you stuff. Yeah, that's it ... it's health food! No? Well, you can't blame a girl for trying.
Love these 'blowing-out-the-candles' expressions:
What do you get 12 year old sports fans who just got their own rooms? Paraphernalia from their favorite teams of course!!
That's right - we've got the next Derek Jeter and next great hope for the Washington Huskies on our hands. And hey, who doesn't need cool clocks and trash cans for their room? Besides, it goes well with the blankets they got for Christmas:
("Aunt Ran, did you really make these?" Yes, yes I did!)
Happy 12th birthday, Pat and Drew! We love you!