Every year, I've done a birthday play-by-play. I love looking back every year at exactly how we spent the most important day in our lives!
I know the girls will probably kick me for this one day, but I always take pictures of them waking up...
|B's smiling (wincing?) face!|
|Baby A...if it weren't for her sister, I think she'd sleep a lot later!|
|Checking out the sunrise on the way downstairs...|
|First up, new aprons I ordered from Charlene of Adventures-in-Mommy-Land...she did such an amazing job!!!|
|Two more gifts...expansion pieces for their train set, and a toy cash register!|
|The girls with their "credit cards"...this will probably make me shudder one day...HA!|
|Playing grocery store. We also had a bookstore, a toy store, and a jewelry store set up at various times.|
I surprised the girls with new kitty cat shirts...so stinkin' cute!
|They wouldn't put the cash register down for a picture, though! HA!|
I CANNOT BELIEVE I forgot my camera when we went to lunch. Ugh.......
As we have every year on the girls' birthday, we ate lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant. After our meal, the waiters sang first to Baby A, in Spanish, and then to Baby B, in English (I guess to mix it up a bit). While I was paying the bill, one of the waiters was talking to the girls in a "duck voice", and they thought it was hysterical!!! Baby A laughed so hard she drooled on my hand when I got back to the table. HA!
After a beautiful nap, we spent the afternoon playing, mostly with the cash register. We opened cards from Aunt GG and Uncle Tommy and Aunt Janet, and a box from Aunt Alison.
Baby B asked earlier in the day if I would make shrimp scampi for supper. Of course that was the plan...another tradition that goes back to their first birthday.
After supper I served my famous chocolate molten lava pudding cake...another tradition. The girls were SO EXCITED to have dessert!!!
|Baby A, blowing out her candle after we sang to her.|
|Baby B, waiting patiently!|
|Baby B, preparing to blow out her candle after her birthday song...|
|Baby A is known for taking the biggest possible bite when she really likes something...and she likes my cake a lot!|
And then we wrapped up the day with two more gifts...new books, of course (another tradition).
|(Love they are in almost the exact same pose!)|
It was a great day, filled with fun and food and our little family of four.
Thank you for the many wonderful, thoughtful birthday wishes! We are so blessed by our baby girls, and so thankful to be able to share our joy with family and friends.