Tomorrow my babies will be 10 years old! To help kick off the celebration, I made them some cupcakes…to hang in their rooms!
Aren’t they just darling?? They are a free pattern design by the very talented Stephanie from Loft Creations. I love a calorie-free cupcake any day! Thanks for the cute pattern, Stephanie! Carol from Carol’s Crafty Creations used the cupcake pattern and made a cute little birthday topper with a cupcake and a candle on top. So cute! I thought about putting a candle on these, but decided I’m going to embellish them with some cute buttons instead. I will look for some cute buttons over the weekend. Of course they are made out of the Bliss fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille. They will match their new Bliss quilts!! They look so cute in their rooms already!
The big celebration kicks off tonight with a sleep over. Lucky me. Tomorrow will be a family day when I get home from the shop. Sunday is their birthday party with the rest of the family. A whole weekend of celebration! With a lump in my throat as I write this, it’s still so hard for me to believe that it’s been 10 years. It seems like just yesterday Scott and I were scrambling to get to the hospital because I went into labor 7 weeks early! We were so scared. We didn’t even have a name picked out for Baby “B” yet. We had the name Elaina already picked out. We decided Baby “A” would be Elaina, but what about Baby “B”? We were so not prepared for that early of an arrival! We decided we both loved the name Alyssa. Well that was settled in a hurry! We had a very brief stay at the hospital because I was rushed by ambulance to a hospital that was equipped to handle the complications I was having. One very scary ride in an ambulance, scary few hours in the hospital and the girls were delivered…healthy and beautiful! Unfortunately, due to my complications, I didn’t get to see or hold the girls for two days. Worst two days of my life. When I did finally get to see them for the first time, they were the most beautiful sight I had ever laid my eyes on!! Two sweet, tiny little angels.
I also remember saying to myself “once we get them home, it shouldn’t be too hard. Seems like they sleep a lot.” I spent the next 9 1/2 months eating my words!! 🙂 HA! It seems like we went from that picture in the hospital to this…