This was the first year that we had an all out, friends invited sort of party for the twins. We had it earlier than their actual birthday (on Dec. 7th) because Grandma and Grandpa were here for Thanksgiving and wanted to celebrate with us. In year's past, we just had a small "photo op" type of situation with just my parents, a few gifts and some cupcakes to make their faces all frosting-covered for the photos. They had a great time blowing out the candles and Caleb exclaimed afterward, "I did it!" Click on the link here to hear us singing to them.
As you can see, they aren't quite a messy as they used to be! This is of course a great development for me as colored frosting is QUITE a mess to clean up!
Miss Naomi has not learned the finer points of staying clean while eating cake just yet though and as always she looks super cute!
Caleb is showing off one of his gifts that he got here. It is a gift card to McDonald's! This was used very soon afterward of course! Thanks to the Burns' family for those!
Daniel is opening his Leapster game that we got him and as you can see, this is quite popular! He is wearing his doctor's costume and Caleb is wearing the knight's costume that we got them too.
Naomi later tried on the doctor's costume and looks very concerned here as you can see! Being a doctor is very serious business apparently!
This is a shot of some of the party guests and the decorations that we put up for their party. Our friend's the Allbee's came (Kim, Colton, Kylie), the Burns' (Kristi, Evan, Isaiah, Elijah), Neriah Graham, and of course Grandma, Grandpa as well as Great Grandma and all of us. It was a small gathering, but super fun for the boys!
We had a Buzz Lightyear pinata for the kids also and Daniel was getting a big kick out of it here as you can see. Caleb was the winning pull for the pinata and all the kids were scrambling to get the candy afterward of course. We also took some video of the pinata as well.
The night before, Grandma and Grandpa presented the boys with 2 photo books each that go through all the years of their life thus far. Grandma has been doing that with each of the kiddos, and they look at their books often!
Great Grandma Margaret and Grandpa are reading Naomi's book to her as she did not want to be left out of the fun!
Josiah was having a little bit of a hard time with Caleb and Daniel getting all of the attention and expressed days later that he wondered why noone loved HIM anymore. Poor oldest child, we love you very much and we talked him through how to be happy for others too. A hard lesson to learn, but glad we had the opportunity to help him. Josiah did enjoy playing with his buddy Colton and they played some Leapster together.
The party was a big hit for the boys and they talked about it many days after and enjoyed their gifts very much. Thanks to all who came and celebrated with us, it was a great time!