We don't make a big fuss of their half birthday, but we do make a point of having a fun family day.
We kicked off the day with breakfast out. The girls chose bagels and fruit at Panera. (That was just fine by me!)
From there we had to make a quick trip by the new house, and we rode around a bit, waiting on the bookstore to open.
We made our long-anticipated trip to the bookstore, where the girls spent their $5 (each) from Aunt GG. Baby A picked a question-and-answer book about so many different topics, and B picked a book with 40 different "five-minute" stories in it...both excellent choices in my book, too.
From the bookstore, we walked to the pet store. We ooh'ed and ahh'ed at all the furry critters, and even the fish and snakes, and then the girls took great pride in picking out a toy to give Sasha for her birthday (which we'll celebrate on Monday).
The girls chose to go to lunch at Garcia's, our favorite Mexican restaurant.
Yesterday afternoon, the girls were TICKLED to help me make cupcakes. They followed directions really well!
Once the cupcakes cooled, they were very content to watch me make icing, and then decorate the cupcakes.
Baby A requested turquoise frosting, and B wanted lavender. "Will you put my letter on it?" A asked.
After a supper of Mommy's near-famous baked shrimp scampi (with extra mushrooms), the girls were so excited to dig into their cupcakes.
It was a such a fun, family-filled day. We are so blessed by these fantastic 4 1/2-year olds!!!
And...because you know I cannot resist...here's a throw-back to their first half birthday. Look at my BABIES!!!