Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

Having twelve children is an amazing blessing and one heck of a crazy ride. Join us through all the joys, smiles, tribulations and trials as we navigate this fabulous journey!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Twins Birthday- Lots of Pictures...

Our bonfire site:

The twins relaxing together by the fire:

It's impossible to get a decent picture of all three of them:

Opening presents on thier actual birthday:

Alexandria's prized My Little Pony:

Auntie Mimi and Alexandria

Celebrating with brothers, sisters and cousins:

Isaiah eating his cake:

Alexandria with chilli dog on her mouth:

Our twins turned three! Wow, that was a fast three years. I'm not sure where the time went but it's been an amazing, wonderful three years. Last Friday, we took them to Eckert's Orchard to celebrate thier wonderful milestone. The orchard they have in Millstadt, IL is absolutely amazing, and features breathtaking views of the cityline of St. Louis city. The kids rode on a few rides, like the spinning apples, and the swings, visited the animals in the little petting paddock (they had the cutest baby goats). We watched the orchard folks shoot pumpkins out of a cannon (so much fun) and went to the pig races. Pig races are a blast, for anyone who hasn't seen one!

When it got dark we loaded up all the kids (babies too) on a tractor for a haunted hay ride. That was a big thrill for the kids. It was very scary with lots of special effects and guys dressed up in crazy costumes that jumped out from the vines and from behind pumpkins to chase the tractor. It was lots of fun. The babies were a little afraid. Brice was a lot afraid. Kambree was too small to care. After the haunted hay ride we headed over to the bon fire site that we had reserved and roasted hot dogs and made s'mores. The babies sat like angels in the lawn chairs we brought, snuggled under blankets eating their food (later, our chairs were covered in chocolate and marshmallow). It was a terrific night. I highly reccommend Eckert's to anyone. The bon fire was amazing. We sang to the babies and had a great time together as a family.
Monday night (their actual birthday) Albert's sister and her two little boys came over and we did cake and presents. We stuffed our scarecrow whom we affectionately call "Henry." We got Henry the year I had the twins, in fact, Henry was brought home (also interestingly, from Eckert's Bellevillle location) on the exact day I was at the never ending non stress test that resulted in bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Every year we buy hay and stuff Henry for the fall holidays.

We also made chilli dogs last night and boy were they yummy! Cake and presents topped off the night. Enjoy the pics!


BoufMom9 said...

What a fun way to celebrate their birthday!
YEAH! Alex has lots of adorable curly hair!!!! It looks so pretty :) (and she looks so much like her mama!)

So glad you had such a wonderful time together.

Anonymous said...

Glad Isaiah was feeling well enough to enjoy the cake and his birthday! Those two are so cute! But then all of your kids are!
Praying as always!
Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
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Anonymous said...

It's a privilege to be able to pray for you!
Revelation 1:5-6 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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Jane said...

Happy Birthday, big kids!!!

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful promise. If Jesus wasn't who He said He was, He would have told us. But He IS and His promises are true! Praying right now!
John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
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Anonymous said...

We love the pig races here, I didn't know they did them anywhere else! Happy Birthday to your little ones. And . . . thanks for your sweet words on my blog this week.

Anonymous said...

The Lord will always be there with you! And I'm here praying!
Romans 8:31-32 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
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Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Alex and Isaiah! Hope Isaiah is feeling well these days.

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