Tuesday, February 19, 2008

...once upon a time, i wished i had a baby .....

 






sigh .....11 years ago today my twins were born ..... 

 i felt like i had won the lottery .... not one, but two perfect babies ..... 

julia was born first, 5'13 .... and drew was 5'11.... julia was heavier for about the first thirty minutes of their lives ... and then never again .... they weighed about what my dog weighs now .... they weren't as hairy though ..... i've been all goopy lovey reminiscent at them today .... i've gotten some eye rolling .... i still feel like i won the lottery ..... 


and then i got another! .... and she, not to be out done .... lost her first tooth today ..... on the twins' birthday ....

sophie came home from school today with a HUGE grin and doing the happy dance .... here's the letter she wrote to her aunt roberta, she actually dictated it to me and we emailed it off .... and then emailed to everyone else she loves ....

dear aunt roberta, 
this is sophie
today i lost my first tooth
i was doing math
caitlyn told me to twist my tooth
and i did
it didn't come out
then when i went back to my desk
i put my teeth together and it fell out into my hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mrs. burnett gave me a little tooth holder and put my tooth inside it
and i wore it for half of the day
and then it came untied and i put it in my backpack
and at the end of the day
 i brought it home in my backpack
my mom screamed with happiness for me
i lost my first tooth on drew and julia's birthday
love, sophie


...and since it is an ART BLOG..... perhaps i should include:  today i did art ......
this is one of the backgrounds i showed you yesterday ..... and i put a family of pears on it ..... i'm the pear on the far right ... the one with the good posture ..... the twins are 1 and 4, they don't actually look anything a like ... except that they came from the same tree ..... pear number two just lost her tooth .... and my valentine flowers were from that tall handsome pear in the middle ..... 

.... and then i have to mention sweet heidi ..... she's tagged me .... go look at her blog it's full of interestingness ..... tomorrow or the next day or sometime when i don't have twin birthdays and lost teeth and pear families, i'll figure out what to do with her tag ..... 

one more non art story ..... 
this morning i took my kids to dunkin donuts before school .... it's a big deal, cause we usually walk to school ..... 
over breakfast, i asked drew if he felt older
d: of course i do
e: really
d: mom, i'm over 4000 days old .... that's pretty old ... 

e: julia, do you feel older
j: absolutely not
e: do you feel like you are growing up fast? 
j: not at all
e: even if you are more than 4000 days old? 
j: mom, i'm a little kid..... i'm ok with it.....

and there you have it ..... life rolls along ....like a pear ... juicy and sweet and a little wobbly, but still rolling along .....

5 comments:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

happy birthday to the twins!

happy tooth day to the little one!

happy pears...i love the bright color against your background!

Kelly said...

thanks for visiting my blog, e. i always love meeting other moms of twins. it is truly a special blessing we share, isn't it? love you art! kelly

see you there! said...

Now this was a wonderful post to read first thing in the morning. Happy hugs to all the pears.

Darla

Vallen said...

Kids always hve good answers for our questions. Congratulations on all the momentous occasions.

Shae said...

Oh! So much to celebrate! I LOVED the baby pics...so precious and sweet. And So finally did it...looking even more adorable with the toothless gap, if its possible.

Oh yeah...I'm jealous of your lasix...but I'm praying it goes smoothly and quickly for you.