I know, I'm a day early. Lola and Jackson's birthday is tomorrow. But I wanted to make sure that I had a post up first thing in the morning. And since I can't even manage brushing my teeth first thing most mornings, I figured I should post tonight just in case the morning gets away from me.
I've been trying to write a Happy Birthday post for the kids for a while. Knowing myself as I do, I knew it would be a long process. And so I started early, at least a month ago. There were many many drafts. Some were funny. At least I though they were pretty funny :) Some were sappy. Really really sappy. Several concentrated on the early weeks of Lola and Jackson's life, recalling the difficult time when the kids were in the hospital and the many sleepless nights when they were first home. Others were musings about what their futures would bring. Would Jackson be a rock climber or a high rise construction worker? Would Lola end up getting X-rayed to find out what whether she had swallowed an action figure?
After writing, modifying, and deleting 10 or more Happy Birthday posts, I decided to throw in the towel. Not that I don't reserve the right to post one later. There are still at least one sappy, one funny, and one ponderous draft saved. But for today, I will let the pictures do the talking: