Monday, August 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Maggie, Kate, & Sarah






The girls are ONE today. I can't really believe that this first dreaded year, the one everyone said would be "the year of which you do not speak" is already over?!? Where has the time gone? I do remember in the very beginning when they were asleep all the time wondering if maybe we got lucky and ours were the very best triplets on earth, but then their due date came around and they woke up. The fact that they were 7 months old when I started the blog says a lot about what happened to us then. We spent all that time wondering if we would ever sleep again. It seems in just a flash, it was time for a first birthday party. I sometimes wonder what was so bad about those early months and find it amazing that I can't remember what it was (other than the sleep deprivation). The girls are trying their best to walk and talk now, and everything is soooo much better! Yeah!! I am enjoying watching them develop into little people and only occasionally miss the baby stuff.



Saturday was a big day for Maggie, Kate, and Sarah...starting with meeting one set of great grandparents for the very first time. We have not made the 5+ hour drive to visit them since the babies were born, but we plan to make a trip someday soon to meet all the rest of the family. After that we all went to Mimi and Pop's to swim and gear up for the big party. The girls had dinner and by that time lots of people had arrived. We had a huge BBQ in honor of all the people who have volunteered their time and talents to help us this past year. It was pretty hot out, but we had the cutest little fans as party favors that Kay-Kay made for everyone... on one side they said, "Three silly chicks are turning one!" and on the other side they had a collage of pictures of the girls. They were so cute; thank you Kay! Then the babies dove right into their cakes... I mean they really loved them- hence all the pictures! A very special thank you to Ms. Nancy and her mom for making them for us! At times Maggie, Kate, Sarah, and even Ella weren't too sure about the 150+ guests we had there. I guess you could say they were a little overwhelmed, but if I am being honest, I'd have to admit I was a little bit overwhelmed sometimes myself. My friend HB from out of town volunteered to take my camera and try to get a couple of good shots.... 92 pictures later the party was over. Thank you HB for capturing the day for us in photos! As proof of the fact that people just don't listen to me, check out the gifts covering that table in one of the photos... the invitation clearly said "No Gifts, Please. Your presence will be our present!" Oh, well. The girls certainly enjoyed opening and amusing themselves with those on Sunday and today, so they would like to thank everyone for those as well.



At the end of this incredible year I would like to say a very special thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way. I know that we would not have made it past even the hospital bedrest part without all the prayers that were lifted up for us. We love all our volunteers just like family, and we love our super extended families for being a part of this journey with us. Thanks a million!! Scott and I are looking forward to the years of giggles and squeals ahead and to sharing them with you all.

5 comments:

Denise Wheeler said...

It looks like everyone had a blast. Congrats to mom, dad and big sis, Ella for surviving the 1st year.

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kit said...

GREAT SLIDE SHOW!!! THE MUSIC IS PERFECT....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE BABIES!!!

Anonymous said...

We received a Google alert at our blog about Three Silly Chicks who are turning one! Happy birthday silly chicks from three other silly chicks!

Andrea Beaty (the chick in pink glasses)

www.threesillychicks.com

hi my name is mommy said...

Happy Birthday cutie pies!