We celebrated the girls’ eighth birthday a day early this year because their real birthday fell on Good Friday. We spent the day as a family at the Mall of America, and finished with a great dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe (no pictures, darn it!) We had a great time! It’s much more fun for the girls, now that they are tall enough to ride the “big” rides. Gigi and I had fun riding the little kids rides. I think we went on the Barnyard roller coaster 11 times.
Every year on their birthday, I’m reminded of the miracle that Alexa and Maya are. They are the girls I thought I might never have. They are smart and sweet and full of creativity. I will never forget the day I found out I was having twins, or the day I found out the twins were girls (sobbing with joy both times). And I will never, ever, stop thanking God for sharing them with us.