Thursday, May 11, 2017

Twins Turn Four!

Four years ago we doubled our kiddos in one shot with the arrival of Liberty & Nehemiah.  I made it to 37 weeks and a day, but I was desperate for them to come long before 36 week (full term for twins!).  It was about 4 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30th (my only pregnancy which did not end on a Thursday) when my water broke and we started preparing to head to the hospital.  As soon as they had me checked into a room and an epidural in place, Liberty was born.  Nehemiah was pretty comfortable where he was, so it was 35 minutes before he arrived.  And yes, Liberty has already started telling him that she is older!

The twins wanted macaroni and cheese for dinner (big surprise there!) and a trip to the Bronx Zoo.  It was also the Little League season opener so we went to the zoo after that.  Grandma and Grandpa came down from Massachusetts to go with us!  We rode the monorail for the first time to see the Wild Asian animals, and enjoyed several other exhibits as well.

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On the Monorail to Wild Asia!

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The tiger decided to take a swim right as we rounded his corner!

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We decided to have Beauty and the Beast on the cake this year!

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I love their delight over the simplest things!

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The birthday twins – matching piggy banks!  I was thrilled to find some that were plastic instead of glass!  And it was perfect that several people gave them money to add to their banks!  (Though we are now struggling to put money in the offering plate at church because they want to add it to their piggy banks)

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Painting books from Grandma & Grandpa Hamilton

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Bill Peet books from Grandma & Grandpa Godby

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Puppet stage from Mom & Dad…and new puppets from the grandmas and grandpas!  Elaine and Nolan also colored fairy tale story pictures and laminated them to make popsicle stick puppets.

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