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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Oh My Gosh!

Do you see that ticker??? Look up, see it?? Do you see what I see? My babies, those tiny little babies that were born at 5.5 lbs and 5 lbs are ONE YEAR OLD TODAY! Holy crap, where did the time go??

I think they know it's there birthday. I think they really wanted to remind us of how far they've come. Because Hailey decided to wake up and cry like 4 times last night ... crying so hard I had to go in and get her and rock her back to sleep. She seems fine now ... I think it was just her way of saying "Hey Mom, remember when we used to get up together every night like every 3 or 4 hours! Those were good times, Mom"... hehe.

There is so much to say about the emotioms that I'm feeling today that I don't even know where to begin. This year has far and away been the most amazing year of my life. Watching these two little lives, from the minute they entered the world to these two little TODDLERS that are walking (Hailey) and almost walking (Jake) has just truly blown my mind!

To my sweet gentleman Jake-
On your first birthday, I just want to tell you how much I am in love with you. You are the sweetest little boy I have ever seen in my life! We tease you and say you are Mr Sensitive. If you fall down, hit your head the slightest bit, if Hailey takes your toy, if the littlest thing happens, you cry. I think you know it's because Mom and Dad will run right over and give you hugs!! But besides your few sensitive moments, you are the happiest baby. You have the biggest smile, showing off all those teeth, and you are a super flirt. You love to be held and cuddled, and you like when we play the "Don't drop the baby!" game. (Please don't contact DYFUS. All I do is hold him in my arms and say "Don't drop the baby" and then PRETEND I'm going to drop him and hold him upside down!!) You love this game and giggle like crazy when we play it. You crawl around like a crazy man, and still love your binky when you are falling asleep. You love to be undressed, and love to rub your feet on the floor. You have a smile that lights up a room, and there is nothing that warms my heart like hearing you say over and over again "Momma Momma Momma". Happy First Birthday my sweet son. You are the most perfect little man I could have ever asked for.
Love Mommy

To my pretty princess Hailey
On your birthday, I want to tell you how much I love you, and how you are an angel in my eyes. You are just the little girl of my dreams. You scare me, because it's like seeing myself in a babies body! Although you look just like Daddy, you have my personality. You are as happy as could be, and smile ALL THE TIME! You always have a little coy look on your face like you are up to no good! You are a lightening quick crawler, and I think will be the same way with the walking thing! You are very strong willed, and chase down everything you want. I love how you will crawl or walk over to me or Dad really quick, and then spin and drop into our laps to just hang out with us for a bit! It's just too cute. You can be a bit of a troublemaker (hehe) and you do like to steal anything that your big bro is playing with. Then you dangle it in front of him to see if he'll play tug of war with you. Jake doesn't love it, but it makes me and Dad laugh every time! You LOVE music. As soon as we turn on any music (You did enjoy the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack) you start to move. You bouncy around and sway from side to side. It could be my favorite thing to see you do! You are just a joy to be around, and make Daddy and I happy every single day! Happy First Birthday my angel!
Love Mommy

There is so much more I could say. I love these kids more than I thought possible. Now I've got to get up and finish the party plans. Tomorrow we are having the big first birthday party. So on Monday you will be treated to lots of pictures of this very special day!

Enjoy,

Erica

6 comments:

MoMo said...

Happy birhtday Jake and Hailey-and happy birth day mom!!! You guys are amazing and I hope you enjoy your big birthday party tomorrow! I can't wait to see pictures!!

Gemini Girl said...

happy birthday angels!

Time just flys doesnt it?

Give them kisses and hugs and wish them a happy bday from soleil and neve!

E said...

Happy Birthday!!! How exciting for you all. Love your letters to the kids...

Helen said...

Happy birthday, babies! Your post was beautiful, I can't wait to see how the party went!

Aimee & Hannah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAKIE & HAILEY!! WOW!! I BET IT SEEMS LIKE YOU JUST GAVE BIRTH TO THEM NOT TO LONG AGO! I HOPE THEY HAD A GREAT TIME AT THEIR PARTY TODAY AND TOLERATED THE CROWD WELL! LOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE PARTY PIX! :o)

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