The Twins First Birthday

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The twins turned 1 on January 15th!

I can not believe we have two under 2 in my house, and we LOVE it!

They have been such good babies this entire experience and we love watching them grow and become their own little selves. 

Ford is a sweetheart with a huge personality! He loves meeting new people and being social. He is not afraid of strangers and sleeps like a champ. He has had one cold where he had a fever and we took him to the Dr. but other than that, he has been super healthy this whole year. He eats everything I give him, but lately he is declining avocados :( (he ate them in the beginning). He does not use a pacifier, but lately he is really attached to his football blankie which is really sweet. We took these 1st birthday photos at the park.

Sloane is the shy one, but not all entirely. She has her moments where she gets super excited and happy, and can stay up late with the best of them. She is not as good of a sleeper, but she does sleep in her crib on her own at least half the night. She is the tightest hugger, and everybody thinks she is the Mr.'s little clone. She loves to play with her little shopping cart that she walks back and forth with, and LOVES avocados (Yay!) Sloane has never been to the Dr. but did get a cold after Thanksgiving after Ford passed it on to her. I absolutely adore this little girl.

I decided to make them their smash cakes and order them their birthday party cake. 

The theme for the party was navy/pink monograms. 
The whole thing was hilarious as they barely ate the cake and more just played with the icing. I was actually glad being that I have a phobia of sticky things everywhere, and I didn't want to clean up a huge mess!

I had to custom make all of the decorations for the party and I had the most fun doing it. I ordered their wooden monograms from Etsy and I basically cut/glue-gunned everything else. 

I made a monthly-pic collage and painted their monograms. 

I ordered some really cool custom cookie cutters from Esty with their monogram and made sugar cookies as favors, they were a hit!

I made this banner on my computer and it turned out great, I made an additonal collage with pictures from throughout the year.

I made the banner for the fireplace out of plastic table covers, it took forever, but it was really cute. 

My mother in law got me these huge balloons from Hobby Lobby and they looked great on their high chairs. 

We had a killer spread including, 

Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Crack Dip (Cheese Dip)
Veggies dipped in Ranch
Snack Cups
Pasta Salad
Bananas with Cream dip (my fav!)

We had a delicious variety to choose from.

(my nephew Sebastian)

The kids got a slice of cake and enjoyed picking at it, but they were mostly just eating the icing!

They got some pretty amazing gifts and enjoyed opening them. 

Overall, it was a super fun party. The twins had a great time being around family, and I saw how much they are loved. We look forward to this next year, and can't wait to see how much they grow. 

For now, here is the chalboard I made for them with some fun facts!

~Mrs. S

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