On Saturday, Valentine’s Day, we had a family party for the girls. They had a grand time. Presents, lunch, cake (mine was a shabby comparison to Backer’s but everyone ate it anyhow – thanks all!) This was the first time we’ve had so much family around for a Birthday celebration and the girls were loving all the action!
Eliza had a difficult time watching Ali and Sami get all the attention while they opened their presents. We did have gifts for Eliza too – but we asked her to wait until the twins were finished. Can you see the silent dejection and longing in her eyes?? She sat there with a twinge of sadness on her face, but with commendable patience. When it was finally her turn to open some gifts, her eyes brightened and the corners of her mouth turned up, lips still pursed. Watching her attempt at subdued joy was priceless. She was sweet to the girls and we had to hand it to her for managing the “lack of attention” with some maturity.