Premature Miracle Twins Turn Seven

Aiselyn and Emya ( pronounced Eh-Mya ) were born at  26 weeks and 3 days and it was touch and go for those preemies for a long time. Later on , Emya had a hemangioma growth inside of her neck, requiring serious surgery that did not allow her to return home for months.

If ever little girls were surrounded by love and prayer it is those two. They are little miracle twins. Now they are often as tough or tougher than their brothers.

They turn seven years old on Tuesday and the family celebrated with a party on Sunday afternoon.

Because all of the children are eagerly looking forward to a beach vacation in July, their cake had a beach theme. ( but it is very clever…it is actually all pull-apart cupcakes which makes serving a tribe of cousins and little friends quite easy ! )

There was so much good food. An aunt made rigatoni & meatballs and I made a huge salad to accompany that. A neighbor made a crockpot full of a hot BBQ chicken dip, which was quite addicting. There was fried chicken and potato salad and my youngest grilled steak and vegetable kabobs as well as a pan of asparagus and other vegetables.

Last year their grandfather ( the one who recently died ) and I bought scooters, helmets, pads, etc. for the girls and then followed that theme on for the boys and Kate.

This year, after having gone through my THIRD umbrella at the Dollar Store ( turning inside out and breaking in the slightest wind ) and knowing that the same thing was going on with the childrens’ umbrellas….I went on to Amazon to order a good umbrella for myself as well as the girls. I did get them a few other things but the umbrellas were a hit : )

Here they were last year…I was worried that umbrellas and a few games wouldn’t match up to scooters but they seem to be equally happy :)

Girls and gear collage

Life goes on…we are in the midst of sorrow yet finding joy as we can :)

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20 Responses to Premature Miracle Twins Turn Seven

  1. Karen says:

    7 – wow the years fly by don’t they – they are such beautiful fun filled kids – I didn’t realize they had been so premature – sometimes the simplest presents are the best

  2. Eileen says:

    Happy Birthday to Aiselyn and Emya. They are beautiful girls, I can not imagine more of a joy. The birthday cupcake cake is beautiful. The beach vacation sounds awesome. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  3. Nana Diana says:

    OMGosh- they are just adorable. Miracles for sure…and they look as bright as new pennies! I have to ask-Aisling is an Irish family name and is pronounced Ashleen. Is Aiselyn pronounced like that too?
    Love those umbrellas. Who wouldn’t love a pink umbrella!?!
    I am glad you had such a bright spot in the weekend. xo Diana

  4. Beautiful little girls!! Fun post, too.

  5. Joyce says:

    I think that wherever those little angels alight, there is no need for an umbrella due to the sunshine they bring with them! However, look at the joy on those pretty little faces! Oma knows exactly how to elicit them! Happy 7s, ladies!

  6. Kim says:

    It always amazes me how children can find joy in the simplest of items. Umbrellas in the sunshine are always a novelty. Glad they had a great day and that pull apart cake is fabulous.

  7. Adorable girls! Light in the face of recent darkness. Life goes on.

  8. Happy, happy birthday to your special little girls. Hearing about their early days and now seeing them wrestling does make one smile. :-)

  9. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Looks like the umbrellas were a hit and the girls are adorable!

  10. Naomi S. says:

    Those little girls are so lovely. How wonderful that they are growing and healthy now. What a blessing they must be to their family.

    I have twin grandsons who turned six in January of this year. They are identical, too. Thankfully, they didn’t have to go through the ordeals that Aiselyn and Emya did. They are really live wires for this grandma who only raised daughters! Boys are a different ball of wax, no matter what anyone says!

    Blessings on your little girlies and continuing health and happiness.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Naomi live wires indeed! :) Well I think it’s gotten easier…I remember when they were around 3 years old and one would be running out the front door and the other the back door lol!

  11. Colleen says:

    Lovely happy healthy granddaughters what a treat.
    And how is your leg doing ?

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Colleen I am to the point now where no gauze and bandages just a huge 2 1/2 x 4 inch bandaid. There’s still some healing required in the middle but it is coming along :) Thanks!

  12. Dawn says:

    Beautiful girls and a loving party. What a celebration.
    The cake is a great idea!!

  13. Sweet Marie says:

    I had no idea they were such miracles and blessings. :) the pic of them in black and white is so precious..
    Happy Birthday to them!!!

  14. Oh my gosh, they are just the prettiest girls! I did not know their story but am so happy they are healthy and happy today. And I LOVE the pink umbrellas, they are just too cute!

  15. Connie says:

    I also didn’t know the story around their birth, happy birthday to them! I am sorry about their grandpa, so sorry he wasn’t there too. I am back online, and wanted to say hello. It was good to see you are still going strong with your beautiful family!

  16. Grammy says:

    I’m sorry it’s been a tough go for all of you recently. I never miss a post, and my favorite ones include your beautiful bunch of granddarlings. My question is, does Javis rhyme with Davis, or with Travis? Long A or short? Love it either way, just curious.

  17. rue says:

    Happy Birthday to those sweet girls.

    I’m so sorry that I just now found out about their grandfather’s passing. I was just catching up. May he rest in peace.

    My prayers for you and your family, my friend.

    many hugs,

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