We celebrated with just the three of us on his actual birth date, Thursday the 12th, and then Saturday we had a party with some family and friends here at the house. It was WONDERFUL, the weather was perfect so we moved it outside, and honestly I'm just glad it's over haha I looovvvvve to party plan and decorate and the whole thing, but having about 15-16 toddlers running around this house drained me a little. Here are some photos from the party:
And then the party... we started out with opening gifts as people came in because of course the birthday boy was cranky from a shorter-than-normal-nap and he wanted to plunge in, and friends had advised that you just listen to the two-year old to keep the peace at the birthday party lol So...that's exactly what we did. And when it was time for cake and to get pictures of him being cute and digging into it like he did at his first birthday party (where they are so stinkin' easy and do whatever you want them to do) he.........wait for it........ pushed the cake off the highchair and onto the patio ground.
Yes. He. Did.
But... other than that, I'd say it was a pretty successful party.
We had family in from out of town (NLR and Monticello) and even a very dear to our hearts couple that came in from Mayflower to celebrate our Beckett. It was so great to have everyone come and hangout and love on us in that way! I'm so thankful for everyone who was able to help me out that week and that day.
I am really just being so BLESSED in the most unexpected ways. God is using his people to love on my family and offer help and support. It is honestly just so beautiful to see and actually be apart of. I've had unmet expectations from people close to me, and then I have these people that BARELY even KNOW me just showing up and doing the dirty work. Willing to literally drop their plans or whatever they've got going to step in and help us. I am just so blown away. And cry about it. Because that's what I do now haha.
There are a couple of girlfriends here that I have made that are always offering to help and are just meeting me where I am. They are the type of women that legitimately care and mean it when they say they will do something, expecting nothing else in return.
And then...... then I have this friend that I went to OBU with that is a twin mama (so she gets it) and has offered to come stay with me after the twins come to help develop a routine as I learn to handle two babies at once. Did I mention that she doesn't even live in the same STATE as me? WHAAAAAT!?!? Who are these people, and why are they being so amazing!?!?
When people ask how they can help me during this time, I honestly do NOT know what to say because I don't know what I need right now! I am literally just living life right now. Beckett and I already have our routine--Brad is at work all day until 5 anyway, so I'm used to that time just being us. Nights are a little different because Beckett will ask for daddy and I just have to say daddy is at work..... I'm sure as time goes on and I continue to get bigger and more tired, I will HAVE to reach out and just get a break. I don't want to come across as "tough" or even "strong," because y'all honestly I'm just not. Any strength perceived in me is from God above. But right now we are just trying to take one day at a time...... I'm so SO thankful for the many that I have surrounding me in prayer and are checking in on me almost daily! It means so much to me and I wish I could fully express the good it does my heart. Each time, it encourages me and gives me the confidence to keep going. Love you all, please keep praying for this krew :)