Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppity Easter!

Looking back at our past three Easters, our family has changed a lot. Our first Easter together as a family (with children) was much of a blur considering the twins were only one week old and Maddison fit in this Easter basket posted below. Keeping up with breast feeding/pumping/bottle feeding was exhausting. Who ate last, who pooped, who peed last? Oh the charting! We dared not to venture out to Easter services at church that first year since the girls were so new. Our second year was so much fun! Watching the girls spot their Easter baskets and getting into them was quite a sight to see. They tolerated the service pretty well just being almost one year old. I think all of the exciting music made it appealing to them too. This year we went to Jeff's old church. His dad and him used to go when Jeff was a child. The girls enjoyed the 2 year old room and did activities such as bubble blowing,coloring, and playing on the slide. They did not cry once when we left and we knew that was a good sign. As long as they are together, they have not had a big problem with one or both of us leaving for a bit. Jeff and I sat in on a good sermon with heart felt music and singing. I really love the contemporary style of the music and service. After church we were off to Jeff's mom's where brunch was awaiting. The girls ate so many muffins, I thought they were going to burst! They went on an Easter Egg hunt in front of Grandma's house and found treasures in their eggs. Then it was time to head home and get the girls down for their nap. They must have had a lot to process because they slept for 4 hours(normally 2)! We have had a truly blessed few years, and I hope God continues to bless our family as well as yours.

The Woollard Family
Cameryn left Maddison (r)

Big Hugs!
The Easter bunny brought Elmo and Barbie kites, princess sunglasses, SPF 50 sun hats, cars, and chocolate to our house. Bunnies that hang on the window in the van, coloring books, crayons, peeps, puffs, Mini M&M's were compliments of the Easter bunny making special baskets at Grandmas.

Friday, April 3, 2009

2 year Portraits and skin cancer update

Just a quick update to let you all know that I got my results back from my oncologist and he said that the lymph node biopsy came back great! It doesn't appear to have spread. He said that I will have to deal with this for the rest of my life and to expect many more. So, I am supposed to see my oncologist every 6 months and my dermatologist every 3 months. Yay! I am so relieved! My mom is doing terrific. She is in the middle of her 3rd chemo cycle and starts radiation on Monday and is still smoke free! Before I had surgery on Tuesday, I had the girls 2 year portraits taken by a recommended photographer. I knew it would be about a month before I could bend and lift so I had to get them done early. It was an extremely windy day that day winds gusting up to 20 mph, but besides wind blown hair, they turned out good.
To see them click here: click on portfolio and then click on Maddison and Cameryn. See the girls 2nd bday pictures below, they went to Pump It Up. It's an inflatable jumping place. All the kids had a blast! Next year is definitely going to be something low key. They got enough presents to last until Christmas. They are having lots of fun with all of them.

Twins' 2nd Birthday Party