My sweet friend Jenny does an awesome play-by-play of her kiddos' birthday every year. I'm thankful that her twinnies are a week older than A and B so I could borrow her idea from the get-go.
I have had so much fun documenting the girls' special day each year, and what a fun look back it will be, to see exactly what we were doing when they were one, two, and now, three!
The girls woke up at 6:22, right on schedule...Baby A's schedule, anyway. (She's been on a 6:22 kick for weeks now, somehow not a minute earlier or later.) We usually head directly to the potty before even turning on the light, but the girls begrudgingly honored my request for early morning pictures.
We headed downstairs, where the girls snuggled on the couch, in anticipation of opening a couple of birthday presents.
The girls opened a gift from Aunt GG...
...kitty slippers!!! Baby A had so much fun traipsing around in GG's slippers during Christmas, and now they have their own. Here they are, "petting" their kitties...
There were more morning snuggles, here, with Mommy...
...followed by opening a gift from Mommy and Daddy, magnetic dress-up puzzles!
After Daddy went to work, Mommy made the girls' favorite breakfast, French toast!
We played and played, and then enjoyed a special birthday craft, decorating a felt cupcake!
We then headed to lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant, where we met Aunt Shanda and Aunt Karen. We've done this every year...Aunt Shanda was there when the girls were born, and Aunt Karen, shortly thereafter, so we just have to share our birthday with them!
As a super-special treat, Daddy was able to stop by for a quick midday birthday kiss...and he brought CUPCAKES!
The girls have been fascinated with cupcakes for the past year (although they have had them only a handful of times). I told them they would have cupcakes at their birthday party...but they didn't expect any today! They were thrilled!!!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's exciting conclusion of the girls' third birthday. It was such a fun, full day!