Friday, January 14, 2011

Twins’ Birthday


It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since the happiest/saddest day of my life so far. Right on cue, Saren went into labor on the day we had to leave for a trip literally around the world. We had been SOOO worried that we wouldn’t get to meet these cute guys before we left.


They did indeed arrive, but not as planned! After delivering Oliver naturally with no anesthesia, the birth canal closed just as Silas reached out his hand to catch his brother and an emergency C section followed.  


2005-01-06 Twins, Korea and Shanghai 017


I was distraught! And I know Jared was wondering, ”How in the world are we going to survive the next couple of weeks, especially with their oldest having just turned 5 ten days earlier AND a 3 1/2 year old AND a 2 year old?”

I would have given a million dollars to stay home and be with this dear family and take care of what I knew were the inevitable complications of a C-section and five pre-schoolers but the trip was signed sealed and paid for by someone else a year in advance and there was no way out. 

Luckily we had the person who has bailed out more of her brothers and sisters than anybody can count….Charity!  Bless Charity!  She did a magnificent job of helping and Saren and Jared and those five little kids who showed up in five years survived…probably better than I did! 


And just look what happened in six years!  Here are Oliver and Silas with their beloved grandfather AND their new casts!  They have been running around on their tiptoes for six years and are delighted to have some help to be “flat footed”!

Did grandfather tell them to stick their tongues out or is that hereditary?  Sorry…blurry but it’s the only one I have!




Wow, we love these little guys. Smart as whips and as loving as Abel, we don’t know what we would do without these two little balls of energy and treasures of our extended family. They are overflowing with enthusiastic for life and bubbling over with excitement 24/7.  


HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLIVER AND SILAS!  Your Grammie and Grandfather love you!

1 comment:

aubrey said...

aww the boys look so cute!
Haha don't worry, the Russell in my pictures is just a friend..however, there is another kid named Russell in my ward who i am interested in. haha a new RM! but nothing has happened yet with that.
I hope you guys are well! It was so great to see you over break.