Linc and Viv’s first birthday party went by so fast, I have trouble remembering if it actually happened! May and June were crazy busy months for us with them turning 1 and the launch of Love Well. We had been telling ourselves for months that their party was going to be super simple and not over the top, but the closer it got the more excited we became! More ideas just kept popping into our heads, and while I still don’t think it was extravagant, it did end up taking quite a few naptimes and late late nights! They only turn one once, though, and we really enjoyed everything we did to try and make their party special.
Anyway, because of how crazy the preceding weeks were and the fact that we left for vacation 3 days after it, I truly feel like it was all kind of a blur. I remember this one, distinct moment when I walked their cakes over to them and everyone was singing – I stepped outside of myself and looked in. I saw it all taking place – the two burning candles, our small living room overflowing with people who love our babies, the twins acting so nonchalant and unimpressed with the whole thing – and I burned the moment into my memory before the singing stopped and the chaos resumed.
It really was a great afternoon. Family and friends loved on Linc and Viv. We ate baked potatoes with all the toppings, corn on the cob and chips and dip. We drank lemonade. We opened presents and oohed and ahhed at the thoughtful gifts that were brought.
And we sang. For two little babies who blew our minds when they entered this world one year ago. For the joy they have brought, the battles they’ve overcome, and how they’ve made our world a place we never even imagined it could be.