Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy First Birthday

Dear Bryce and Brendon (or in photo order; Brendon and Bryce),
It is hard to believe that one year has gone by since we first met you boys in person!  You boys are one of the greatest gifts our family could have ever been given.  Your smiles, your laughs, and your distinct personalities make Daddy, Sissy, Big Brother and I so happy.

While you are "identical twins" it doesn't go much further than your DNA.  Bryce, you have become quite the little ham.  You love to laugh out loud, and try to make us laugh as well.  You have the greatest laugh.  You also have the loudest cry, and can really throw yourself down when you want to have a dramatic fit over something.  You remind Daddy and Me of your sister when she was little.  You love to eat paper, chew on cats, and crawl around on the coffee table making loud noises.  You have also managed to escape over and under the baby gate, and Grammy caught you sitting on top of the dining room table.

Brendon, you are always the first to look at a stranger and give them a grin and flirt.  You have a great giggle, but aren't a big talker yet.  You love to crawl up into Daddy's lap and just hang out.  You are so easy going and love to play with the toys.  You are quite the walker, and are working hard to perfect that skill.  You have learned to clap, and will applaud your walking efforts while waiting for everyone else to join you.  You've done almost everything first.  You watched Bryce attempt a crawl, and then got up and started doing it weeks before he figured it out.

Both of you love Kaia and Morgan, and both sets of grandparents, but you each have your favorite people.  Brendon, you have taken a particular liking to your Auntie Kristin, cousin Nina, and Bob one of the elders at church.  Bryce, you are drawn to Nana, Uncle Ian and Auntie Francis.

You both seem to eat the same foods, and love every food we've given you.  You both seem to relish peaches and watermelon.  Grilled cheese sandwiches and peanut butter sandwiches are both popular.  You both surprised me the evening I gave you lamb and green beans with rice.  I wondered if you'd even try the lamb, but you ate it as quickly as you could.  Cheese omelet is your favorite breakfast, but you like scrambled eggs with cheese as well.

As for favorite toys, you both love to play with the kitty cats, cars, and Big Brother's monster trucks.  Often you will both stand at the Fisher Price piano and make music for the rest of us.  And your favorite thing on tv: The Lifewise Washington commercial.  I don't know why, but you both love it.

In closing, Happy Birthday boys!  You have completed our family and been a joy to us all.  We love you!

Mom, Dad, Kaia and Morgan


Barb said...

Time never goes as quickly as is the case with children growing up! A year hardly seems possible!

Happy Birthday, Bryce and Brendon!

jennifer said...

A year! Wow! It just doesn't seem that long ago.

Happy Birthday to your wonderful boys! I may have to try cat chewing since it comes so highly recommended :)

Anonymous said...

Papa and I love you both soooo much.Its hard to believe you are 1 year old. Happy Birthday big boys!
You make my heart smile everytime I see you.
Love Grandma Owie

Liz said...

Don't forget swiping pacies!! They're both adorable, can't wait to the whole gang tomorrow! PS I'll see if I can convince Joel to stop and get Panera bread bagels, but I make no promises :P

Ann M. Boyd said...

I can't believe it's been a year! Happy Birthday, Brendon & Bryce!

Danielle said...

Oh Tysa- this is so cute. I love that they like that commercial lol! Hilarious!

I was going to write something today, and a letter is a great idea!

Happy birthday, boys! They are looking SO grown up!