On Sunday, we celebrated their 1st Birthday (which was July 1st, just a few days after we got back from China), hosted by Jonathan's cousin Andy and his sweet wife Lisa. There were lots of friends and family there and the girls had their very first birthday cake. LilyKate had no problem tearing right in, but Eleanor was a bit timid and I had to feed her a little before she really got into it. They were so cute in their handmade cupcake dresses (not by me) and they took it all in...the singing, the cake, the presents, and all the attention. We went in the swimming pool, which they absolutely love, and had a fabulous time. Unfortunately, our camera battery died and we only got a couple of pics, but I know other people were taking pictures, so I hope we can get copies. I know, we're lame.
So far this week, we have been laying low, since it's so hot and muggy out. I can't wait for some cooler weather so we can get the girls outside more. We look at them every day in wonder and awe, that we have been blessed as their parents, and that our lives have changed so completely in the seven short weeks since we became a family - forever.
LilyKate and her Daddy
LK got under the Entertainment Center
Eleanor looking at me from under the coffee table
They love to stand and hold onto this chair
Being silly before bathtime (E, LK)