Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Birthday Celebration - Times Two

Tuesday was Caley and Caitlyn's 6th Birthday. Where has the time gone? I know that sounds cliched, but it is true. It seems like only yesterday that I found out that I was pregnant, and thought it was only one baby. Fast forward 2 months, SURPRISE, it's twins! Fast forward 4 more months and I am in a hospital giving birth to two healthy girls. Then, in the blink of and eye (or a blur, with twins life can become a bit overwhelming) they are in Kindergarten and turning 6.

So today we celebrated!

The celebration started at school. Mom and Dad brought cupcakes for the girls and their classmates to eat. All of the kids sang "Happy Birthday" to the girls (it's always funny to see how each group will try to squeeze two names into the song). At the end of the song one of their classmates proclaimed "Caley and Caitlyn rock!" It was really cute. The girls are very fortunate to be well-liked by all of their classmates.

After school all of the grandparents came over for a family celebration. This is Caitlyn with Grandpa Tom. We were just getting ready to have dinner.

And here is Caley with Grandma Pauline. Both of the girls love to play dress-up. Caley got all decked-out in her Minnie Mouse dress and tiara for the party.

After dinner it was time for presents. I thought if I only invited the grandparents this year it would cut down on the amount of presents. I was wrong. They still made quite a haul. It was all good stuff though. They got a few toys and lots of new clothes. We are very happy and thankful for that.

Then it was cake time. Birthday theme-ing and decorating is always very interesting with twins. My biggest challenge is to try to figure out how to pull two themes into one. This year we had Tinkerbell and Disney Princesses (imagine that, I think we did the same theme two years ago). All of the decorations, and yes the cake, were half Tinkerbell and half Princesses. The table cover was Tinkerbell on one side of the table and Princesses on the other. The balloons were half Tinkerbell and half Princesses. The cake had purple frosting on the Tinkerbell side and pink frosting on the Princess side. Oh, and did I mention that the cake plates and napkins were half Tinkerbell and half Princesses. At least the colors work together! I don't want to think what the party would look like if one liked Star Wars and the other liked Princesses. Ooohhh, don't even think about it.

It was a fun day...but the party isn't over yet. Saturday morning we are going to take the girls to the Disney Hollywood Studios for the Playhouse Disney character breakfast.

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