Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy 9th birthday!

Today our miracles turned 9.  I'm not sure where the 9 years have gone.  I'd be lying if I didn't say that this feels big....9 feels like 'big kids' even pre-teen.  But today we celebrated our miracles.  9 years ago they began their lives oh so tiny.  Looking back could we have ever dared to dream how they would grow?  How they would laugh?  How they would love?  I always tell people that I knew those tiny little angels would be fine, but I also could never have imagined how amazing they would be.  Nor could I have ever dreamed how much I would love them.  Tonight as I sit in a quiet house, I cannot do much except say 'Thank you'.  From the depth of my soul I am thankful.

 We started our day of celebration with breakfast at Deboer.  All of the grandparents met us before school!  Is there a better way to start the day than a candle in a donut!?
Tom and I went to school to share a birthday lunch with the kids in the cafeteria!  So fun to join them with their friends!  After lunch we peeked in on their class, can you spot the 3 birthday hats!?  (they were so excited that their teacher had purchased 2 more!)

Tonight after art class we shared our third meal of the day together.  Even though poor Tom left the beautiful steaks he purchased for dinner at Meijer....in Grand Haven...our cheese soup and chocolate cake (from scratch) was amazing! 

What a beautiful day filled with love and laughter.  We are blessed. 


joan b. said...

Three of the most joy-filled, sweet, fun kids we've ever known! We, too, are incredibly grateful!