Saturday, April 28, 2012

Evelyn & Sylvia's 3rd Birthday!!!!!!!!!

What an awesome 3rd birthday for Evelyn and Sylvia (ignore that last funny face picture on Evelyn).  The morning started out with chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries and bacon.  Then, during breakfast someone was at the door ringing the bell, over and over.  Who could it be?  Well, Grandpa rode his motorcycle from Indiana (11 hours) to surprise the girls on their big day!  How special.  He even brought doughnuts!  After the excitement and breakfast, the girls opened presents from us, Grammommy & Gramps, Great Granny, Grandpa, Grandpappa and Grandma, Oma and Opa.  Boy, that was crazy!

Then the girls went to swimming class with Grammommy and Gramps, returned for a yummy lunch, and down for naps.  Well, Sylvia didn't nap...she watched Daddy put up the bounce house outside her window.  I heard her screaming "Daddy, I want to bounce."  Ha!  They woke up and got to bouncing.  Every single person we invited came (that's 62 guests if you're keeping track!!!!); everyone arrived at 4:30pm for pony rides, petting zoo, bouncing, playing, dinner and cake.  The last guest left at 7:15pm and we had everything cleaned up by 8pm and then opened more presents!  Boy, folks went overboard!  We have so many princess dresses, shoes, accessories, books, cars, etc.  Soooooo fun!

We are incredibly lucky to have such wonderful family and friends who love and adore our girls as much as we do.  Thank you for all of our love and support.  The last 3 years have been a crazy ride of ups and downs and we are thrilled to start this next year off with a huge bang!

We love you little ladies.  Thank you for being YOU!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

More Birth Week Activities!

The week continued with the arrival of Grammommy and Gramps.  We played in the yard on Wednesday when they arrived and went to dance class on Thursday and then for pedicures in the afternoon (the girls, Grammommy, Angela and Mommy).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birth Week Celebration

Drum Roll Please....Happy Birth Week, Evelyn and Sylvia! 

The birth week commences with lots of fun activities!  We started off their birth week on Sunday watching Lion King (a real treat for them as they've never seen it; Mommy thinks it's too scary, but the girls didn't seem to notice).  On Monday, we baked lemon cupcakes for the playgroup we were hosting on Tuesday.  On Wednesday they will go to another playgroup with more cupcakes and the best thing of all happens -- Grammommy & Gramps arrive from Indiana!!!  Mommy is off work Thursday and Friday (unfortunately Daddy is out of town until Friday night) to join them for gymnastics class on Thursday and then all the girls are going for pedicures (Angela, Grammommy, Mommy, Evelyn and Sylvia) after their nap.  For the first time EVER they will get their fingernails painted (huge deal!).  On Friday, it will be the Grandparent's special day with the girls to go to the playground and we will all probably out to dinner (they LOVE restaurants).  Finally, the week culminates with their birthday party!  A huge party of 61 people!  This includes 19 of their friends (how on earth did they acquire so many friends?) along with 29 adults and 9 siblings.  It's a barnyard theme on Romley Farm with pony rides and a petting zoo.  We will also have a bounce house, lots of food, delicious animal cupcakes and a barn cake, among other things.  Should be good fun!  Happy Birth Week my beautiful little girls.