This was just after they were born in their twin crib. I kept gazing at them thinking 'I can't believe I had twins!' and also 'How did they fit in my body!?'.. They were 5lb13 and 6lb6oz (Olivia on left, Laura on right) We spent our first Christmas in hospital together - and Laura coming out of special care nursery with apnoea at 9:30pm on Christmas Eve still to this day was the best present I ever got for Christmas.
When we got through their first year I could hardly believe I survived! I felt like the party should be in our honour, that we stayed married and sane! Promptly after this shot, Laura on the right fell asleep eating cake..
2nd birthday Mummy perfected the art of making dolly varden cakes. Our girls became real little girls at two. Little best buddies.
Third birthday it was all about fairies!
Fifth birthday just before they started school and they requested a Hungry Jacks Party. So easy and I became a convert to having parties outside the house (although I still do also like them at home!) Having their birthday so close to Christmas though it does take the pressure off!
6th birthday was a busy one, we had a quick cake at Nanny's - that was the last birthday Nanny was at home.
This year, they had a party before we left - as the last couple of years has been rather low-key birthday wise.
Those who have babies now, take heed: time really does fly even when you think the days will never end, your kids will never sleep through the night or never be toilet trained. Before you know it they are growing up quicker than you can cope with!
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