Here is an update on what our big boy and big girl are doing now:
Ashton is all smiles and has become the sweetest boy with such a kind, kind, heart!! He still loves to snuggle and hugs his mom, daddy, sister and all his stuffed animals on a regular basis. When he sees his bla bla doll, he literally squeals and then gives him kisses. . it melts my heart! Ashton is also creeping all over the furniture and crawling across the house in two seconds flat. He is very cautious so walking may be a ways in the future but that is ok with me. Ashton's first word was "dog" which he learned from his sister. He also says "uh-oh" or rather "uh uh uh oooooooh" and "ball"or "bawwwl". We are pretty sure he is a southern gentleman in the making with his undeniable kindness and southern drawl.
Mary Seegars is one sassy little girl! She is Miss Independent and has a smile that is in one word contagious! She loves dogs more than any child I have known and can always be found either chasing Murphy or hugging one of her "dawg", "dawg", "dawgs". At night, when we put her in her crib, she wraps her little arm around her dog and goes straight to sleep. So, so sweet! We are still calling her Peanut seeing that she is still a little bit, but little or not she can hold her own. Mary Seegars first word was "dog" which she said around nine months old. I couldn't tell if that was really what she was saying until I opened a book one day and she pointed to a dog and said "dah" a.k.a "dog". She followed that with "uh-oh" taught to her by Mommie May, Aunt Mandi and Aunt A.C. She has said a few more words but nothing consistent. Let's just say she is going to be my little spit fire and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Both babies love to read and we read lots and lots of books every day! They are starting to play together and Mary Seegars even likes to feed her brother during dinner. Mary Seegars favorite toy is of course her dogs and any kind of animal and Ashton loves trucks and cars that he can push around. They are both so smart (although I may be a little biased) and they are both the cutest things in the whole wide world. I am one lucky mama!
So with all these milestones and accomplishments to celebrate, we spent today soaking in our babies and celebrating their first year of life!
We started the morning by singing happy birthday and sneaking extra morning snuggles from our favorite one year olds!
Then, we brought cupcakes
for all of Ashton and Mary Seegars's friends at Mrs. Hiam's
They all sang happy birthday . . .
Ashton finally figured out that cake is for eating not just smashing!
The babies even got gifts from Mrs. Hiam and Mrs. Nicole!
All the big kids wanted a picture with the birthday boy and girl!
We then went home to play, play, play and ended our night at Coronas for dinner!
Loved this special day with these special babies!!
(Ashton was a little sad his big day was over)