Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birthday, I can remember your birthday....

I know, I know, I've said this over and over but seriously,when did these two:


(in this pic they're a month old.... imagine how small they were at birth! and come on, how cute were they?? I just want to grab them and squeeze them.)

Become THESE two??



WHEN? And where was I?

My babies are TWO.



They're giants. They're super tall and wear a size 8 1/2 shoe. No I'm sorry - 8 1/2 WIDE. People are constantly guessing they're 3 or even 4 years old. It's amazing how far they've come in two years.



They had a great birthday, just a family party at the house, but they loved it. Loved the presents and the tutus and Katie especially loved the cake (as I was trying to light the candles she was standing next to me chanting CAKE! CAKE! CAKE! CAAAAAAAAAKE!! Can't imagine where she gets that from...... :)



The girls were spoiled rotten by their family with presents and the weather was beautiful and the day was lovely and I am crazy in love with my two year olds.



Jack was on everyone's mind, of course. In my head their birthday sort of starts 'the season' of Jack. This was when Jack was here, he was alive. This day, two years ago, Jack was on this earth, he was real and I could see him and touch him and the dates on the calendar, the cold air, the turning leaves, the pumpkins and soon the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations all remind me of Jack, remind me of the short time we had with him. It's bittersweet but it's also comforting to me. It makes him feel so real again, makes him feel like he's right there, just out of reach but so close. Like it was only yesterday I last saw him.

Happy birthday to all of three of my babies. October 11, 2007 was the happiest day of my life.

13 comments:

Katie said...

Love the outfits and Hello Kitty!

The holiday season is always my favorite, I'm glad it's also the season of Jack!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Happy Birthday to all of you...and I bet Jack had something to do with it being such a beautiful day. Relish your season of Jack and don't blink...3 seems to come even faster than 2!

Rebecca Nixie said...

I love "the season of Jack" too!! Happy birthday Lala, Katie and Jack. Time flies!!! Love the girls outfits for their party.

Amanda said...

Happy birthday to all your babies! It looks like such a great day. I've been thinking of you guys and I totally understand the "season."

Amanda said...

I love the tutu princess dresses. What beautiful girls! Glad they had such a great birthday. And happy birthday to sweet Jack, who will never be far away from you. Time means nothing when he is forever in your heart.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your three pumpkins. The girls look adorable btw.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to your precious trio!

monica said...

Love the tutu outfits! Happy Birthday girls! Enjoy being two it is great! Love the season of Jack...so cool!

Cari (NJ Nestie CNJ110505) said...

Megan, you are truly blessed - don't ever forget that. Your girls are just gorgeous and sweet Jack, a cutie pie (I will always remember him). I really do enjoy reading your blog and tell my husband about it often. I voted for you, so hopefully you will win! I feel like you are one of my girlfriends. Enjoy your birthday girls and the "season" of remembering Jack.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to all 3 of your LO's! In tears thinking of Jack, and comforted that you are comforted by this season, remembering the time you had with him.
Gail

KPB said...

Happy Birthday to Katie, Charlotte and Jack!

Hope to meet you guys one day soon with Katie and Emma!

Jody said...

I can't quite believe that K&C (and Jack!) are 2! This means that my girls are alarmingly close to being 2, too!

I love the pigtails and the tutus. Your girls would tower over my munchkins if they were ever to meet. My girls are in the teeny percentile. In fact, a woman asked me the other day if Charlotte (the BIG twin!) had just turned 1. What?! Their 18-24 mo pants still fall down!

Anyway, happy birthday to all of you!

cat said...

They had a Hello Kitty party! The Lil' miss has ordered one for January.