Monday, June 8, 2009

Celebration X 2

June 9th is the day we celebrate the birth of 2 wonderful girls/women,
Candice and Camille!

They were born 34 years ago. first pregnancy- but - not my last! My water broke while at home and by the time we got to the hospital, Candice's foot was hanging out. They were both born breech. (Times have changed- you can tell by the picture! Yikes!)

They weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. and 7 lbs 14 oz.

Candice has blue eyes and curly blonde (it eventually turned dark) hair.

Camille has brown eyes and dark brown hair.

They've been a joy from the beginning. (notice the house, it's the same house that's in the last post only without the jungle!)

I'm sorry to say, they were my built-in babysitters. They did a great job at it though, and I appreciated it. I'm surprised they even wanted children of their own after dealing with younger siblings but they do have adorable children and they're wonderful mothers!

I used to dress them alike until Candice asked if they could dress differently at the age of 4. We've tried to treat them as individuals but they still have to share - even now, they're sharing a blog post! (BTW, this wasn't how they dressed everyday. They were in a Pioneer Day Parade and they took their "Snake Buster" brother with them)

Candice played sports in junior high and high school - basketball, softball, cross country. She works hard at everything she does. It didn't matter if she was feeling sick, she still would go to practice and couldn't understand the girls who complained all the time and sat out because they had a cold. She probably spread lots of germs but she was there! She served an LDS mission to Monterrey, Mexico. She has a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful children.

Camille took to music like a fish to water. She was playing duets on the piano with her grandpa at the age of 3. She took piano lessons for years and played piano for jazz band in high school, for the ward choir, for soloists and to entertain. She served a mission to Puerto Rico. When she and Candice came home from their missions, they talked Spanish to each other so that I couldn't understand what they said! She has 2 beautiful daughters!

You can tell that we have a very artistic family. Cyrus, Candice's 4 year old son, drew this lovely picture of his mom for her birthday.

Emily, Candice's 6 year old daughter, drew this picture of Camille and herself.

Happy Birthday Candice and Camille, WE LOVE YOU!!!


gigi said...

Happy Birthday lovely ladies! You are a great mom and this was such a sweet post. I loved learning more about your family.

Joanie said...

What a nice tribute to your wonderful daughters. Loved all the old pictures. Hope the party continues for the rest of the week. Have a great trip.

Camille said...

I would have preferred you not include any pictures of me with glasses and an afro, but that would have really limited your picture selection. Thanks for a fun birthday party! And for being a wonderful mom for ALL these years! :)

debbi said...

Oh so sorry...but when I made a comment on your last posting I had put that Daniel had caught Nicole off of her bike when she was going into a seizure and I love ya Daniel but it was our lovely...DAVID who came to save her. This is what happens when things start to go. Happy Birthday Candice & Camille your pictures are darling.

Sondra said...

Such a cute blog! I loved the trip down memory lane and all the wonderful pictures. Twins as your firt of 8 - how fun!

It's amazing the different talents they were bless with for being twins. The great thing is that they worked very hard to excel.

I love learning about your great heritage. You are a wonderful Mom. Very lucky children to be raised by you. You should be very proud!

Happy birthday to your girls. I loved their very special drawings from their children. I makes me wish I would have save a few from my own children as they were growing up. Wonderful memories!

Rachy Maree said...

I love all the pictures. Espcially the last one with their daughters!

Small House said...

How fun to have raised twins!!!!! It was interesting how they both enjoy different hobbies etc. And both served missions!! AT THE SAME TIME!!!!

What a wonderful tribute to two beautiful daughters.

Kazzy said...

Such awesome photos! I know how much you love your kids. Those are some lovely and lucky girls.

Ann Marie said...

I love old photos!
How fun to see all of the pictures, and learn more about you and your family!

I think I want twins.. and then I think I'm crazy.. It looks so fun though! We come from a Large family with LOTS of twins..

Happy Birthday to your girls! They are almost my age! So fun!!

Yvonne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog--so glad you did.

It's nice to meet a fellow blogger with older kids ; )

Happy Birthday to your Candice and Camille.

Valerie said...

I love the pictures!
Happy, Happy Birthday!

The Newest Mexicans said...

The Beard, the Beard is.... I can't even type.... I'm tearing up.

It's wonderful