It's hard to believe that this time six years ago I was snuggling our precious baby boys. Had you told me when we were first married that we would have twins I would never have believed you. It was 5 generations without twins on my side.
|3 brothers checking out the new lego gift!|
To celebrate their 6th birthday the boys had a simple family party with some of our closest friends present. It was so much fun to remember the past 6 years & thank God that they are here with us today, happy & healthy. I remember back to when we had TTTS while I was pregnant with them & Dave said " one day these boys are going to be jumping on our bed". Well with all we were going through , just two alive babies seemed like a good goal to me, but God is so good & when they were 2 years old they were indeed jumping on our bed!
Now of course they know better than to do that ;)
As the boys grow older their differences seem to become more obvious, yet so do their similarities. Good friends are beginning to tell them apart ( even if it's just by the colour of pants the boys choose to wear :) There are subtle differences in their appearances, there is even more in their personalities. Some days as I teach them I wonder how identical twins can possibly be as such different levels (which means I have to teach most things separately ~ no 'twin bonus' there).
|Jud ~ he chose the cake & animals ~ who cares about proportions??? :)|
In the last 6 months' the boys have begun to loose their teeth ( yes, it is sad that my 'babies' are growing up so quickly) & they are now sporting gaps up the top. Jud has both top teeth missing & Eli has one, with the other going any day. I love that cute look & lisp that comes when they are missing these teeth! And yes, with two it is doubly cute (of course I am a biased Mummy here).
|Eli ~ he wanted a big white rabbit!|
Happy Birthday Eli & Jud! Words cannot express how thankful to God we are for your lives. God chose to save you for a reason. Our deepest prayer for you is that you will grow to be strong men of God, choosing His way over the world every day of your life.
|My 'triplets' ~ yes, some people have begun asking since they are so close in size ~ much to Ellie's disgust!|
May you have a very blessed week my friends