Thursday, October 3, 2013

September 1st: a Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party

Ever since I signed up on Instagram, I've become the worst blogger ever. Not that I was that great before, but the iPhone pics have replaced the blog. Actually, in all of reality, it probably shows more of our "real" side than the blog world.

Anyway, despite that, I keep wavering back and forth as to even continuing the know, for the two or three people who even read it any more. But, then I had to remind myself it's really more for me and not about anyone else. Unfortunately, I'm not one to really "air all my business" to the world, so sometimes I feel like this little space on the Internet feels a little too vulnerable for me. I'm still trying to figure out the balance in all that.

It was a really, really busy September..just like it was for everyone else in the world.

On the first, we celebrated the twins 3rd birthday. And while I could reminisce on how far they have come, I'll just simply say that we are thankful for how well these two have much they have overcome...despite being born so early. From birth until age 2, I feel like all we did was see specialists and have appointments. And remember, I don't have help. Andrew is gone 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, and I truck my whole crew with me...EVERYWHERE. We are quite the scene, yet I'll say I am to a point in motherhood where I am oblivious, nor do I care, what the general public thinks of my crazies when we are out and about. (If you have help, I hope you thank the Lord every single day for that.) Anyway, although the craziness continues to abound between ages 2 and 3, I'm happy to say that life is more settled. There are less worries about their future and they seem to be mostly caught up developmentally. Our only small issue at this point is that Jacob is still receiving speech therapy (he has made huge strides this past month though!)...and I really have very few concerns regarding that. I am confident he will catch up. And honestly, when you have watched your children on the brink of death, this really is nothing.

We had a Peter Pan and Tinkerbell party, complete with costumes. Jacob really loved his costume as you can see below:

Good grief. What am I going to do with that boy? Of course, Audrey was happy to flutter around in her Tinkerbell costume.

And of course, no Peter Pan party is complete without a pirate ship carved out of a watermelon. Andrew is to thank for those amazing skills. I showed him a picture of what I wanted and he exceeded my expectations.

And pirate popcorn with a visit from Peter and Captain Hook

All 3 of our kids have loved watching Peter Pan, as well as the Tinkerbell movies all summer. It seemed only fitting to have this as the theme for the twins birthday. I must say, it was the cutest party.

And lastly, I must share a funny story about the twins when I took them for their 3 year old check up at the Pediatricians office. He asked them the following:

Doctor: "Audrey, are you a girl or a boy?"
Audrey: "A Girl."
Doctor: "Jacob, are you a girl or a boy?"
Jacob: "I Peter Pan!!!" (Insert big grin)

These two are such a handful right now, yet the things they say make me laugh. They both know how to charm a crowd.

The days are still pretty long and hard. I'm just being honest. I miss Ella while she is at school in the mornings (she only goes 1/2 days), but it does make it a little easier. She is not a burden by any means, but she is at an age where she wants to go, go, go...always wanting a friend over or to go somewhere...and it is hard for me to do that every single day. I'm still finding it hard to find friends who stay home and actually want to get together to play...seems like the world is way over scheduled...or maybe we still haven't found our "groupies" yet. Ha! I am so thankful that I am able to stay home with them right now. It truly is a blessing. Despite the sometimes lonely days, I am so thankful for the abundant blessings these children have given us. God has truly shown us His love and mercy with all we went through with the twins. We are so undeserving, yet so grateful for these three amazing miracles.


Reyes said...

Hi Sarah, greetings from Spain. I am also a mum of three kids except mine are slightly older, (7,6 and 3 years), You have a lovely blog and an even lovelier family. XXX

christine donee said...

OMG.. him in his costume. Priceless.

Camille said...

Hi Sarah! I hopped over from Jennifer's place (Wanting What I Have) to visit with you. :) What a sweet and real post. May the Lord give you daily all the grace and strength you need as you follow Him wherever He leads. How precious it is that you are able to be home with your little people. They are all cutie pies, by the way. Isn't it amazing to see the Lord do mighty things in the lives of our children? He is Good. Always. Be encouraged. This season will pass by so quickly and then you will look back with rose coloured glasses at it all. These are precious, precious days! Drink them in! Blessings to you! Camille

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

Happy birthday to Peter Pain & Tinkerbell! How adorable!!

Ashley Brickner said...

Happy birthday to those cuties, omg how adorable!!!!

Brittney said...

Happiest Birthday to your sweet babies!! Love this post and the adorable theme of your party - you always have the cutest get-togethers for your kids:) The pictures are precious. Thank you also for your candidness about the difficulties of day-to-day motherhood - I can totally relate! While feeling blessed every morning with getting to see and raise my little ones, it's not always easy. For me personally days can sometimes feel monotonous and like an uphill battle..I continuously wonder if I'm doing the right thing? And if what I'm doing with my sons is making a true difference? And then of course there are those days when nothing seems to go right and I feel like a bad Mom. Oh, the mom guilt! Anyway, enough about me;) Just, thank you..for the reminder that we're all in the same boat as Mama's. You are a WONDERFUL mother and your children are blessed beyond measure to have you, Sarah. Truly, incredibly, blessed. Praying strength and joy for you today!!