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I survived the first year with twins!

I wrote this just before the babies turned one (October 14th was their birthday) and just realized I never got around to posting it (blargh!)  So here it is...better late than never!

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Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

Two years

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since I lost my baby #2 at almost 3 months pregnant.  What I'm focusing more on is how even more incredible it is that one year and 3 days after that, I gave birth to two healthy and beautiful girls who turn ONE on Monday!!  I know I am SOO very lucky to have them in my life.

I still think about Baby #2 on a very regular basis.  It crosses my mind pretty much every day.  I don't know if that will ever change.  It has certainly gotten 'easier' over time - it's rare that I cry about it now, and only seldom does it make me lose sleep (I get flashbacks once in a while when I close my eyes and it feels like it just happened).  I think if it hadn't  happened in the particular tragic manner that it did, I may not think about it still in the way that I do, but then again who knows...What I do know is that it was the worst day of my entire life, and something I will always feel sadness over.  I will never know WHY th…

Pumpkins galore!

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On Saturday we piled the kids into the van and drove out to Apple Barn in Abbotsford to go to the pumpkin patch.I had never been to a pumpkin patch before, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.I think we’re going to make a family tradition and go every year.

We brought jackets in case it was chilly and we needed to bundle up, but it turned out to be a fairly warm day, which seems crazy for this time of year.I hope it stays that mild for Halloween (and isn’t a torrential downpour like last year!)
Apple Barn is really geared to kids, and beyond just the pumpkin patch (and apple picking, obviously, given the name!), there was also a corn maze, bouncy castle, a cool bouncy ‘pillow’ thing, a petting zoo, hay rides, and the list goes on.We didn’t partake in absolutely everything they had to offer, but just about.We got 6 pumpkins – one for each of us (the green one is for Fifi!) and we actually picked them all out directly from the pumpkin patch and had to tear some of them from the …

So much to do, so little time