Friday, February 21, 2014

Let the birthday season begin!

 Good morning from the Maddox household!  It's been a great day so far, lots of playing with new toys, limited fights, and no cartoons!
Why might you ask, well yesterday we kicked off our birthday season and it was a blast!  We'll have the great joy of celebrating not only our kids, but many of our dear friends birthdays over the next two months..... not to mention the arrival of another spring baby!
 I still can't get over the fact that we have three year old twins, but then again Jude thinks he's older than Stephen, so I'll take three while I can!
 We decided to have a small family celebration, it was perfect.  The grandparents joined us at Monkey Joe's and the kid's had the time of their lives - so much so it was almost impossible to get a picture of anyone, even with my fast camera!

 Jude's on a bit of a Lego kick - hence the Lego Star Wars shirt that is actually Stephen's but he had to have something Lego on!

 Even though we had a small family get together, I couldn't help "taking orders" for Cecilia and Jude's cakes.  I really don't know why I absolutely love making special cakes for everyone, but I do.  I know my mom was the queen at this, and I'm sure that's where it comes from.  I always knew that the day I was born was a very special day for my parents and me.  I loved it - most years we were visiting friends in IN and my parents still went out of their way to make it special and unique.  I hope I am doing that with my kids - they are all such gifts and I always want them to know that.  I also, hope and pray we make their baptismal days a big deal - but that's another post for another day. :)  
(plus I really like eating left over cake)
 Thanks Jude, glad to know you enjoyed yourself ;)
Did I say I liked left over cake? 
 And b/c I know you are all dying to see a comparison of me with two vs. one here it is.  Up top - me and the twins 37 wks!
Yep, there I am, 33 wks - same outfit, just fits a bit better! :)  

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