I can hardly believe that one year ago, my twin nieces were born. The year has gone by so quickly, and they have brought us so much joy.
Looking back on that day, when I got the call (at 3 in the morning!) that they were coming, it was the end of a long, difficult and scary road for my sister. She had gone through so much just to have these babies, and the journey to actually having them was marked with a lot of frightening moments. But on that day, two beautiful little girls were born, and our lives were changed forever.
So happy birthday to Abigail Grace and Emily Michele. Your Uncle Rick loves you, and can’t wait for the many wonderful years to come!
Here’s a retrospective of each girls’ first year in pictures. It’s amazing how quickly they’ve grown up!
Emily, a year ago today!
Emily in the Hospital at 2 Weeks
Emily at 3 Weeks. She was the first of the twins I got to hold.
Emily at Easter, April 2008.
Emily and Uncle Rick, Mother’s Day 2008
Emily at her Baby Shower, June 2008
Emily at Grandma’s, July 2008
Emily at Grandma’s again, October 2008
Emily on Thanksgiving Day 2008
Emily, Christmas Day 2008
Abby, on her birthday a year ago
Abby at two weeks
Abby, three weeks
Abby at Easter, April 2008
Abby on Mother’s Day, May 2008
Abby at her Baby Shower, June 2008
Abby at Grandma’s, July 2008
Abby at Grandma’s, October 2008
Abby at Thanksgiving, November 2008
Abby at Christmas, December 2008
Abby (left) and Emily (right) on Halloween
The Twins with Mommy at Christmas