Happy Birthday Emmy & Owen!!

It’s so unbelievable to me that an entire year has gone by! I’ve spent some time over the last couple of days reading posts from a year ago, and it’s still a little surreal to think about the wild ride we’ve been on! At the one year mark, here are some of things that Emmy and Owen are doing:

~Owen has turned from Mr. Mellow into Mr. Hellocan’tyouhearmecryingpickmeupNOW! We’re not sure if he’s finally figured out that he was the neglected child early on because he was so easy, and he wants his turn now, or if it’s something else, but he definately demands more than his share of attention these days!

~Emmy is the happiest, smiliest girl there ever was. She’s a total chatterbox….and it’s not just mumbo-jumbo–she’s got something to say, and she’s saying it! (now, if we could just figure out what it all meant)

 ~Owen finally decided that getting around was cooler than watching from the sidelines, and he’s turned into a crawling fool! He uses this skill to follow me around and demand attention.

~Emmy ditched the army crawl and decided to go about it the more traditional way. She’s also pulling up on all the furniture and is just starting to cruise around a bit. She can stand unassisted for about 2 seconds, but she only lets you try once before she turns her little legs into jell-o. Those of you who know me exceptionally well might call this an inherited trait….it’s only a matter of time before she becomes a complete noodle.

~Both babies are total eating machines. They are ALWAYS hungry! Whatever gets dropped from the highchairs is later vacuumed up by Emmy…she knows how to pull her weight around here!

~We recently cut off Owen’s curls (I finally gave in), but it appears as though he’ll be stuck with them for life. His hair hasn’t grown back long enough to know for sure yet, but I’m betting on the curls.

~Emmy has mostly given up her morning nap, and has cut her afternoon nap short. As long as she’s happy, I don’t really mind too much….it’s when you have a cranky baby that won’t sleep that really cuts my patience short!

~We’re not sure on their current stats (their one year appointment is on Friday), but I’m going to guess that Owen weighs 22.5 lbs and Emmy weighs 22 lbs. We’ll see….all I know is that they are getting HEAVY!!

As is the tradition in our family, I put together video montages for the birthday kids. Should you find yourself in a slump of boredom, you can click the links below to see the full slideshows (they are around 13 minutes each), but here is a 2 minute abridged version for those of you who actually have things to do today other than watch nearly 30 minutes of footage of the cutest kids on the planet 😉

13 minutes of Emmy
13 minutes of Owen


Make an on-line slide show at www.OneTrueMedia.com

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12 Responses to “Happy Birthday Emmy & Owen!!”

  1. Emily Says:

    SO SO SO CUTE! Yeah, they are darling! I remember this time last year being incredibly jealous after seeing Joe’s email that you got to have your babies early when Scott had to wait until April. Oh well. Kids are so fun and so cute and your twins are absolute dolls. Thanks for the 2-minute version, definitely worth the time.

  2. Mikelle Says:

    Wow, a year flies!! They are so cute and so big!!

  3. Daniele Says:

    Good grief, they have changed so much!! I can’t believe how much they’ve grown and how happy they both are. My favorite picture is the one of Owen with his hand on Emmy’s back. SO cute! Happy Birthday Emmy and Owen!!!

  4. Em Says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! The videos are amazing–as usual! They have changed so much. It made me tear up watching them as babies.

    Lots of love! Auntie Em

  5. Dawn Says:

    Oh they are soooooo cute! They look like some of the happiest babies on the planet! Cuties! I LOVE the pic where they’re on a blanket with circles on it and young – like probably 3 months or younger, and it looks like they’re fist fighting, LOL! And where they’re watching something and Owen has his arm around Emmy! So cute!

    How has it been a year?!?!

  6. Sarah A Says:

    I CANNOT believe its been a year! Happy Birthday to them! They are such cuties!!!

  7. Beth Says:

    They are darling!!!
    Happy birthday to Emmy and to Owen!

  8. Alison Says:

    Happy Birthday!!
    It just blows me away to see how little they were when they were born and how big they are now. I hope that they have a great 1st birthday.

  9. Marissa Rasmussen Says:

    Happy Birthday Emmy and Owen!!! I hope you had a great day.

  10. Lorie Says:

    Yes, I know a year flies by. My baby was 1 year old last week and I just really do not know where the time went to?

    Happy birthday to your kiddos!

  11. Stacey Says:

    Oh my gosh,time flies! Happy birthday to your cuties!

  12. Natalie Says:

    Wow! I can’t believe it’s been a year! They have come so far. Happy Birthday Emmy and Owen!

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