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Our twin girls arrived a little early at 33 weeks and 4 days. They're getting bigger day by day since they blessed us with their arrival. This blog is to document their amazing feats since we know they'll grow up entirely too fast.

Happy Fourth of July!!!!

I hope you all had a happy fourth of July! I know we did!

After I got home from a 4 mile run with Annita (my Nike app is still not working correctly – even after recalibration – boo!) Seth and I got the girls ready to go to the parade. We timed it perfectly ensuring a spot in the shade to retreat to and a short wait for all the fun :-) The girls had so much fun waving (it is one of their favorite pastimes) at all the people in the parade and even got their first parade candy (nerds, which they enjoyed immensely!) The girls loved seeing all of the people and cars drive by. Mina was a little scared of the person dressed as Sparky and hid behind me when he came by, but nothing else seemed to scare them.

The girls at home ready to go

Waving at the fire truck

A member of the Special Forces gives Evie a shout out

The girls on dad’s shoulders at the parade

We decided to try the broken egg restaurant on the way home, hoping the girls would fall asleep with a full belly. The food was good, but the service was really bad. We ordered the girls food first so that it would come out before, and they had been finished for about 15 minutes before the server noticed we didn’t have our food yet. At that point he went back to check on it and came back 5 minutes later saying it would be another 5 minutes at which point we asked for it to go. We had been at our table for over an hour and the girls were beyond restless. It still took them another 10 minutes to bring it out and they ended up comping the meal at which point we packed up the girls and headed home. The girls did in fact fall asleep on the way home. The food was good when we got home, so we may give it another chance since it’s new, but it’ll be a while.

Mina sharing her glasses with her horse during the nap in the car.

After everyone (and I mean everyone) had their naps we decided to take the McCormick’s up on their invitation to join them at the Browns’ home for some pool time. I think the fun had is probably best expressed by pictures:

Enjoying delicious hot dogs grilled up by Jeff (photo courtesy of Larry McCormick)

Splashing Dad (photo courtesy of Larry McCormick)

The girls didn’t want to get out and were giving me some stern words when I made them sit and dry off (photo courtesy of Larry McCormick)

The girls playing with Judy and Jessica (photo courtesy of Larry McCormick)

After swimming we took the girls to eat at a new market in downtown Plano – Posh Nosh. The food was really quite delicious and the casual atmosphere was just what we needed since the girls were off schedule and a bit unpredictable. Seth would especially recommend their macaroni and cheese :-)

After our meal we decided to brave the fireworks despite them being well after the girls’ bed times. We knew they would really enjoy them. We decided to see if there was anyone at the girls school, thinking that would be a good place to try to see them that might not be as crowded – and if we ran in to some friends it would be even better. There were people there, but I doubt if any of them had any affiliation with the school. We decided to give it a go anyways and really had a nice time. I’m pretty sure Mina thought the fireworks were stars as we saw her pointing to them and then to the sky. They then proceeded to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” while holding hands and swaying. Seriously, you all should have seen it – cutest thing ever! The girls continued to point and ooh and ahhh over the fireworks, occasionally getting up to dance to the music. They really enjoyed them. After the finale, we packed up and they fell asleep on the way home.

I’d say it was a very successful Fourth :-)

A look at Fourth of July’s past:

The girl’s first fourth was spent in the NICU. I'll update with a pic of that day when I get home since its not on my phone.

The girl’s at their very first parade

Mina Fourth of July finger painting

Evie Fourth of July finger painting

That's it for now, I'll try to get an update out about the rest of the week soon, we've had company so my computer time has been limited. Take care till then!

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