Life with Six-Year Old Twins ~
The Adventures Continue . . .
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Princess Party
Ella and Zoe went to their first
drop-off birthday party last weekend.
Their twin pals Holly and Lexi turned 4
and had a Princess Party.
Special thanks to my pal Sarah for sneaking over
two of her daughter Sally's
princess dresses for Zoe and Ella to use.
They were perfect, but really,
how can a princess dress not be?!
Before the party . . . .
Heading to the car to drive to the party.
Arriving at the party.
At the party.
Decorating crowns, wands and princess castles.
Ella playing 'pin the tail on the pony'.
Zoe playing 'pin the tail on the pony'.
The Birthday Girls, Lexi and Holly.
A blogger friend of mine Annie, (and fellow mom of twin girls) has an Etsy Store online where she sells handmade skirts, aprons, hand towels, etc, that she embroiders. The skirts Ella and Zoe gave Holly and Lexi were made by Annie and are super cute. The picture didn't show the details that well, but the skirts say 'Princess Holly' and 'Princess Lexi'. Love them!! Take a minute to check out her blog (www.santiagotwingirls.blogspot.com -- the yellow button on her blog links you directly to her store), you won't be disappointed!!
After trying and waiting for a long time, June 26th 2006 was the estimated due date of Baby A and Baby B. We were thrilled. But a little over 10 weeks early our doctor decided it was time for us to meet the babies. On Wednesday, April 19th at 6:49 pm, Ella Marie was born. We named her after Tom’s mom, Della Marie, and her name means 'Light'. She weighed 2 pounds 14 ounces, was 16 inches long and was perfect. At 6:51 pm, Zoë Dianne was born. We named her after my mom, Dianne, and her name means ‘Life’. She weighed 3 pounds 5 ounces, was also 16 inches long and was perfect too.
Both girls stayed in the NICU for almost 2 months and did really well, especially considering all of the 'what could have/should have beens'. It was a 'one step forward two steps backwards' type of dance those first few weeks, but after 47 days we brought Zoe home and 10 days later brought Ella home. FINALLY, we were all four under the same roof, and were ready to start the next exciting chapter in our lives . . .
Ella and Zoe turned FIVE this April and are THRIVING. They are fun, funny, naughty and sweet. The joy they bring to our lives is immeasurable. They are also really fun to take pictures of : )