The twins' second birthday was on December 20th, but we decided to have their little party on Saturday. I present, for you viewing pleasure, a little photo essay of the day:
I have to tell you it went WAY better than their first party, which happened outside past sunset because we couldn't "get it together" as it were. Then, neither boy wanted to sit at the decorated table, and when presented with the cakes, they burst into tears.
Yes, this year was much better. Mima and Papa came down (Michael's parents) and Aunt Terri, Uncle Jim and cousin Katie swung by, too.
Mima and Daddy to all the kids for a walk to the park so that Mama could get some cooking done and do the finishing touches on the cakes.
Noah brought along his new bike with training wheels, that he got from my parents for his birthday. He looked pretty rockin' since his outfit matched the bike so well!
Mama made a big potful of yummy pasta, and when everyone got home, Daddy opened a bottle of wine, and we had at it.
After dinner, it was cake time. Like last year, I decided to make a little cake for each boy, so they could both blow out candles. I have never been very good at cursive writing, but I gave it my best shot.
A while back I bought myself a revolving cake plate to make decorating easier. Noah thought that was pretty darn cool.
Noah, with SO much practice lighting the Hanukkah candles, was allowed to go ahead and light up the birthday candles.
They had been practicing their blowing a lot lately (and couldn't figure out WHY they weren't allowed to blow out the Hanukkah candles), so they were thrilled when each cake was pushed up towards them, all flaming and hot!
Luka did pretty well! Ethan needed a little help from Noah. His blowing aim was not quite up to par yet.
Then, of course it was present time, and the kids just ditched the cakes in favor of ripping open their packages.
They received some cool little toys and clothes from Mima's recent trip to Portugal, some gingerbread cookie decorating kits, a shopping spree at Old Navy ("Babies need a new pair of shoes!"), some new toys, and a nice little investment in their college fund.
A good time was had by all.