I crafted this Waldorf Birthday ring out of a broken toy, a piece of rattan, and a wood plate. Waldorfy items can be so expensive, so I always try to make what I can. I also posted about the Waldorf Birthday Crowns I crafted here. Wow, I cannot believe that River and Silas are going to be two years old! I always get really emotional around birthdays. It feels like this is the last year that my twins will be babies. I am excited to start having conversations with them, start learning together and watching them grow into themselves. Another part of me wonders, did I enjoy babyhood enough? Was a present enough? Did I let it pass by too quickly? The first years of having twins is really rough, and even before they were born.. pregnancy was rough! I didn’t sleep more than 2 hours for almost a year. Most of all, I am proud of myself for making it this far. Birthdays can also feel like an accomplishment. This stage of their life is so much easier, and I’m enjoying motherhood a lot more now than ever. Whenever I saw a twin mom anywhere they would say to me, “it gets easier” and I really know why. I made this birthday ring for their last birthday out of a broken toy. I was planning on buying a traditional one this year, but now I’ve grown attached to it, so I’ll keep it another year. The Willow Tree Figurines were a first mother’s day gift from my mom. The Playmobil otters were the cake toppers for their first birthday. This little set up is so sentimental to us, I will keep it up though out the month an mediate on our journey for these past 2 years together.