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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Monday, April 10

Easter Birthday Birthday Party!

What happens when you have two birthdays that fall the same week as Easter? You combine your celebration, that's what!

After much ado, we decided that the Walsh sister Easter celebration would be combined with Katie's first birthday and Austin's 11th birthday and we would do it ON Austin's birthday the Sunday before Easter.

We were happy to host at our house and fun was had by all. We started out with the Easter celebration. We ate a big Easter meal (ham and potatoes, of course!) at 1pm followed by an indoor egg hunt. The weather predicted rain but then didn't rain until MUCH later. Oh, well. I hid the eggs based on a difficulty/age ratio and I think every had just enough of a challenge.

After opening their eggs, eating the candy inside and playing with their treasures (all provided by auntie Becca!), we sang happy birthday to the birthday kids and had birthday cake, which I was honored to make for Katie (Austin prefers DQ cake, which Auntie Kristine provided!).

The cake is supposed to be a giant cupcake with a ladybug for the top part. Ben thought it was a bumblebee, which I think is pretty close to a lady bug. I'll take it. It matched the party decorations that I, I mean, Becky picked out ;)

Then people just hung out and the kiddos and big boys played outside for a bit (until the rain finally arrived complete with thunder!). Oh, and Auntie NaeNae set up her mobile salon and cut hair, which is so darn convenient!!

Honestly, it was a pretty relaxed day filled with family and fun. We even had all twelve grandchildren present at one time, which only happens about once per year. (a picture was taken but I don't have a copy yet!!) Happy Birthday and Easter to all. Now I'm starting to gear up for Easter celebration #2 this weekend with the Thomas clan.

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