LIfe at High Altitude in Colorado

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

-Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Special Birthdays Today!

Today is a very special day for Bob and me.
February 12 is the birthdate of our oldest Grandchildren. 
The twins, Ben and Amanda, are 10 years old today.

  
Since they were toddlers, they've been best friends.


They share everything.


Each has a built-in playmate.

dressed in finery for their Aunt and Uncle's wedding
(that's a toy truck Ben is holding, not a cell phone!)

Each thinks the other is awesome.


They look out for each other.


They have a very special bond.


Happy 10th Birthday, sweet Amanda!


Happy 10th Birthday, handsome Ben!

In your 10 years, you've made Grammy and Pop Pop very proud.
We love you!

34 comments:

Snap said...

Happy Birthday to Ben and Amanda!!! Love their photos.

Carol Mattingly said...

They are absolutely adorable!!

georgia little pea said...

Awwww. Happy birthday Amanda and Ben! Your cakes look deeelicious! X

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a couple of sweet kids. Happy birthday!

Nancy J said...

Amanda and Ben, Happy Birthday from so far away in New Zealand, your Grammy and Pop Pop are so proud, and sharing your photos with us all, so very special. Super cakes. !!! 10 years of happiness. Greetings to special grandparents, a wonderful celebration. Jean.

KB said...

Happy Birthday Amanda and Ben! That's a wonderful series of photos, showing the wonderful moments in their life together. I found myself smiling right back at your adorable grandchildren.

Arkansas Patti said...

Happy Birthday Amanda and Ben. What adorable kids and I loved the progression photos. I think everyone secretly or not wishes they were a twin with an always handy best friend. Lucky kids, lucky parents and lucky grandparents.

snowwhite said...

Ben and Amanda!! Happy Birthday to you from Nara, Japan!! All photos are so adorable.Your post made me smile and happy very much!
keiko

Nancy Claeys said...

Adorable kids! Happy Birthday!! :)

June said...

Wow, don't they look like two little Norman Rockwell kids!
Happy Birthday to both of them, and congratulations to you and your family.

Cathy H. said...

Happy Birthday Amanda and Ben! What a beautiful post to celebrate their birthday! I know the joy of twins in the famly! I have 5 year old twin grandsons! The bond between them is precious!

Red Rose. said...

Amanda and Ben, Happy Birthday! You are so adorable. I am seeing your lovely photos, smiling you from so far away in Nara Japan!

Tomoko and Ku-chan

Tabor said...

These time line photos are so sweet.

Nature-Drunk said...

What a wonderful history in photos. Happy birthday, Amanda and Ben! And many more ...

George said...

Great looking grandkids. I know you're proud. Enjoy your day!

Hildred said...

A wonderful day for a birthday. Lincoln's birthday, and it was Charles' as well, - I hope your two adorable twins have as wonderful a life as he had.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They are so stinking cute!!! love the braces...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Grandchildren are so special!!! And they're very sweet together. I especially like the 'wedding photo'. Priceless. And their smiles will melt anyone's heart. My sister, who lives on the Western Slope, told me last week they're getting snow. Not much, but at least some snow. Highly unusual to not have that much in the mountains tho. If I recall, she told me about 20" of new powder, and I thought of you right away.

Patrice said...

So sweet, Barb!

Deanna said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet twins. I think it is wonderful that they are so close. I have twin nephews that are in their 40's and still talk on the phone every day. Special bonds between twins. Love that "wedding" photo, sooo cute!!

stardust said...

Happy birthday, Ben and Amanda! You two are so adorable in each photo. Since I’ve come to be familiar with you only through blog posts, how would I fall in love with you when I met in person? Barb, you’re such a blessed Granma to have lovely grandchildren with charms of their own. I will enjoy watching my grandchildren grow and develop personality like you.

Yoko

ladyfi said...

Oh, they are adorable and so loving. Wishing them a fabulous day.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awww, sweet kiddos- you have been blessed!

Jim said...

What a lovely post in honour of your grand children, Barb. How special they are! I can't imagine the bond they must have....so good for them.
And the smiles! Who wouldn't be smiling with those cakes around!! lol

Filip and Kristel said...

Twins are special and 10 years is also. What a top day.

Greetings,
Filip

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is such a wonderful post! Ten is such an important birthday! How lucky the twins are to have each other and such a wonderful family! And what a nice family album you are creating for them.

missing moments said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday to them!

Jeanie said...

They are the most beautiful children! Adorable. And that photo of them dressed for the wedding just made me smile all over -- it might be the look in his eye, but really, that could win a prize! As much as they love these photos now, they will really treasure them in another twenty or thirty years!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

They are indeed beautiful and the progression of photos is poignant and a wonderful thing to treasure. Happy belated birthday to your little lovelies Barb!

Sandra said...

What sweet grandchildren! How lovely to see them grow up and to see what complicity they have with each other!

Anita said...

What a treasure you have!!! And that they have in each other. May it last forever.

becky said...

They're adorable, Barb! And they look so happy. How lucky they are to have YOU for a grammy!

susanvg said...

You are so lucky to have them and for them to have you. Enjoy your treasures.

upwoods said...

I saw this earlier but must not have commented. You must be so proud of your little ones. They are gorgeous!