This week we celebrated my youngest son's third birthday and my daughter's first, back to back! It was a week full of big excitement and big emotions for everyone. I never realized how difficult a birthday can be for a mama until I realized that my daughter would probably be our last baby, and this would probably be the last first birthday we celebrate. 

But despite this, we had lots of fun with family and we enjoyed probably too much cake (as my brother put it "Poor spacing, Liz"). 

And now I am both relieved and a little sad that this crazy week is over.  

 14. 365 - I snuck a photo of them playing cooperatively (a rare thing!) in their room together. 

14. 365 - I snuck a photo of them playing cooperatively (a rare thing!) in their room together. 

 15. 365 - Taken by the light of the TV in my room. My youngest boy fell asleep in my bed. Him sleeping is such a contrast to his awake self. When he is awake he is wild and active and non-stop. When he is sleeping he is so calm. 

15. 365 - Taken by the light of the TV in my room. My youngest boy fell asleep in my bed. Him sleeping is such a contrast to his awake self. When he is awake he is wild and active and non-stop. When he is sleeping he is so calm. 

 16. 365 - And this is my wild boy when he is awake. Jumping off furniture and doing Tarzan yells. 

16. 365 - And this is my wild boy when he is awake. Jumping off furniture and doing Tarzan yells. 

 17. 365 - My baby girl, probably my last baby, turned one today. We celebrated with a cake smash and a extra special ice cream smash. She loves ice cream, so we thought this would be a fun addition to the cake smash tradition. 

17. 365 - My baby girl, probably my last baby, turned one today. We celebrated with a cake smash and a extra special ice cream smash. She loves ice cream, so we thought this would be a fun addition to the cake smash tradition. 

 18. 365 - "Happy Day-Day!" My little guy is three! 

18. 365 - "Happy Day-Day!" My little guy is three! 

 19. 365 - He had a tantrum. A big one. With crying and screaming and hitting and kicking. He refused to let me comfort him. For one hour he went on like this and all I could do was sit and wait until he was ready for me to comfort him. Finally, he let me pick him up. I tried to coax a smile out of him, make him feel a little better. Some tickles and some silly faces in the camera screen finally earned me this tiny half smile. 

19. 365 - He had a tantrum. A big one. With crying and screaming and hitting and kicking. He refused to let me comfort him. For one hour he went on like this and all I could do was sit and wait until he was ready for me to comfort him. Finally, he let me pick him up. I tried to coax a smile out of him, make him feel a little better. Some tickles and some silly faces in the camera screen finally earned me this tiny half smile. 

 20. 365 - We celebrated his and my daughter's birthdays with my parents and my brother. They visited for a little birthday party and my mother made this really cute train cake for my train-loving little boy. 

20. 365 - We celebrated his and my daughter's birthdays with my parents and my brother. They visited for a little birthday party and my mother made this really cute train cake for my train-loving little boy.