The little girls are 13 months old now, so I guess it's about time I get around to the birthday post! The Marshes have been busy for the past couple months.
We had plenty of visitors in March. Grandma Carol came to visit over Spring Break and stayed to celebrate Easter and the 1st birthday of Brylee and Ellison (which fell on the same day this year). Grandparents Marsh came for the party as well. And to top it off, Auntie Kim and cousin Noah came to visit too at the end of the month!
We've officially survived one full year with TWO sets of twins. I can't believe Brylee and Ellie are one now. We had a Minnie Mouse party (they're fans only because big sisters watch the TV show) for the girls and celebrated with a few friends and family.
Happy Birthday girls!
Ice Cream Cake!
Birthday cake time!
Ellie (above) Brylee (below)
Brylee 1-Year Fun Facts:
Weight: 16 lbs 15 oz.
Height: 28.5 inches
Hobbies: crawling up the stairs, giving hugs, crawling into the dishwasher, stealing toys, shredding paper
Ellie 1-Year Fun Facts:
Weight: 19 lbs
Height: 28.5 inches
Hobbies: crawling up the stairs, pinching people, throwing dishes out of the cupboards
Devyn is my happiness and frustration all bundled up into one 2.5 year-old tornado. She cracks me up and makes me lose my temper every single day. She insists on being involved in everything around her, which is not an easy task in our house! One minute she is kissing her baby sisters and protecting them from danger, and the next minute she's running them over with a toy motorcycle.
Devyn Fun Facts:Hobbies: shopping, digging in the rocks and dirt in the backyard, going to the park
Fears: garbage trucks
Favorite movies: Shrek, Monsters Inc., Inside Out, Open Season, Bee Movie
Drives Mom crazy by: dumping out toys (or anything else) everywhere
Kinley is our sweet, loving, stubborn "big" girl. The NICU doctors called her the fighter and she's been fighting ever since. This strong little girl spends hours every week in therapy (OT, PT, speech, and behavior). She now has an official diagnosis of cerebral palsy which both breaks my heart and yet makes it a little easier to explain why she can't walk or do so many other things children her age should be doing. She is being evaluated by the school district to see if she will start PreK classes in the fall so that she can continue getting intervention services since the state's services end at age 3. She prefers to play by herself and still barely acknowledges her baby sisters, but if you want to get her attention, all you have to do is sing! Her favorites are Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and the ABCs. She knows so many words but still struggles to communicate and express herself.
Hobbies: playing outside in the water table, watching TV, singing, swinging at the park
Accomplishments: can (almost) count to 20; knows her shapes, colors, and ABCs
Favorite movies: Frozen, Shapes or Colors Preschool DVDs
Drives Mom crazy by: splashing water all over the bathroom as she happily says, "No Splashing!"
Pajama Easter Egg Hunt
Brylee found a worm in her egg!
Family photo session in the park
Grammy and Grampy's turn
Grandma Carol with her grand-babies
Look what we got...a quad stroller! I can actually take them to the park by myself now!
Cowabunga Bay with Kim and Noah
Noah and Brylee are BFFs!
Daddy and the Big Girls
I thought Devyn would have a blast at the water park! But a few minutes in she got dumped on by a big bucket of water and was terrified the rest of the day!
And a few more random pics:
Enjoying a little painting on a lazy weekend.