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It’s hard to believe the twins are 9-years-old! I can remember the day they were born as if it were yesterday! Cindy’s blood-pressure shot up the day before and it wouldn’t go down, so Dr. Christy scheduled the c-section for early the next morning. The procedure was quick and by early afternoon the boys were whisked off to the neonatal ICU (in a different hospital) as a precaution. Cindy only got to see them briefly before they were loaded in the ambulance for the trip across town. After about 24-hours both boys were thriving and we got to bring them home soon after. Then we didn’t sleep for a year! 😛

We sleep a lot better now, of course, and the boys are a lot of fun. Their birthday this year was a simple affair, with a few friends joining them yesterday afternoon at Rebounders, then coming to the house for pizza and cake…

Birthday Party

As usual, they each get a cake…

Birthday Party

This morning, they awoke to their presents, which featured a home-made toy train from “Poppy”…

Toy Train

and each was hauling 9 gold dollar coins…

Toy Train Toy Train
Toy Train Toy Train

And if that wasn’t enough, Mom and Dad got ’em brand new iPads…


All-in-all, not a bad birthday. I guess turning 9 is pretty great! When I turned 9, I think I got a toy Thompson sub-machine gun and a Partridge Family album. I shoulda put the Partridge Family on their iPads!

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Today the boys turn SEVEN! Naturally, Mom got had tee-shirts made for the occasion…

Birthday Shirts

So, before school we opened a present or two…

Alex Legos Adam Legos

They left the rest for this afternoon, and enjoyed a bike ride to school…

Bike Ride Bike Ride

Adam and Alex enjoyed cupcakes with their class today, but there were a couple left over to enjoy at home later…

Birthday Cupcakes



Happy Birthday Mommy


Today is the boys 5th birthday! They woke up early to discover what goodies had come their way!

Birthday Boys

Of course, we have the traditional two-cakes-in-the-shape-of-their-age because we can’t have just ONE! Actually, this year we really DID have to have two, as Cindy was taking them to the school for the boys’ classes to enjoy. So, one for each class!

Birthday Cakes


The boys birthday is still a few days away, but we took advantage of the weekend to have a party for them with friends and family (some of whom had to travel to get here).

Jess, Kameran, and Nick arrived early, along with Nana and Pop…


My brother Dave and his family came a while later…

Me and Dave

Aunt GiGi and Uncle Bob, and friends Mike and Mandy came, too. Naturally, the boys EACH have their very own birthday cake made out of cupcakes shaped into the number “4” because they’re twins and we can’t have just ONE cake…

Birthday Cakes

This is the best thing about cupcakes…

Adam and Alex eat their cupcakes

Before the evening ended, and since everyone would be returning home tomorrow morning, we snap a family photo…who knows when we’ll all be in one place together again!

The Whole Family

The boys had a blast, and so did we!

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Our little princess is 8 today!

Happy Birthday, Kameran

Cindy, Jess, and Kameran: My favorite girls…

My Favorite Girls


Yesterday, Alex and Adam turned “1” … I don’t know what is more amazing, the fact that mom and I survived the first year, or that they did!! The boys had a special treat as their big sister, Jess, and niece other big sister, Kameran, came to share their special day…

There were balloons galore…and naturally, they were personalized…
Happy Birthday BalloonsHappy Birthday Balloons

They each had their own special “1” cake…made from cupcakes.
Birthday Cakes

Special personalized birthday shirts…
Birthday ShirtsBirthday Shirts

Goofy hats…
Alex with goofy hatAdam with goofy hat

Mommy and Kameran helped blow-out blew-out the candles, while the boys wondered what in the world was going on…
Blowing out the birthday candles

Then, they got a piece of cake: “What the heck is that?”
Alex considers his cakeAdam onsiders his cake

In the end, the sugar ruled the day!
Alex sugar rush

I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!
Adam sugar rush

(of course, a good portion of the cake was used as face paint)

Happy Birthday, Boys!!

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