Dawn and I constantly remind ourselves just how lucky we are to have 4 healthy and very active boys. Devin & Dakota feel like the pinnacle of that luck. Difficult does not even describe what Dawn went through to get them here. Arriving 10 weeks early, we were warned many times of the possible complications of such an early birth. Plus, Dawn being in the medical field sees constant reminders all the time of what some others have gone through with similar pregnancy complications or early delivery. We talk about it and recognize it constantly.
But here we are, 2 years from the day these two arrived on the scene. They are at that incredible age where every day seems to bring a new development. Becoming more in-tune and with the outside world and sense of self. As you might expect, they are developing at the same rate. Their vocabulary is growing daily, but they love saying “no”, “thank you”, and “ball”. With the warm weather ALL they want to do is go outside. They stand crying at the back door to go out. Just say the word “shoe” and it’s on!
This year we celebrated their birthday with a family party on Saturday and a trip to a local train themed restaurant on Tuesday. They were pretty awe-struck at the train delivering their food. With their birthday always falling around the time of memorial day, the whole weekend tends to feel like one long Birthday. Which is totally awesome. The twins got some shiny new big wheels and some new bath toys from their big brothers on their birthday.