This is a classic picture of the twins! Caleb showing off his new book and Daniel with a funny look on his face looking at his new book from Grandma and Grandpa. Each year, Grandma makes a picture book for them that shows their growth throughout the year. They enjoy pulling them out and looking at all the old books!
Daniel is opening one of his gifts. We decided to give our family gifts to them first before their big party, so they would have something to play with during the day, and also so that they could focus on the gifts their friends gave them more rather than the gifts we gave.
Caleb opened a gift from Great Grandma Margaret, a play gun that makes lots of noise and lights when you press the trigger.
Naomi and Grandpa having a nice time together!
Josiah opening his "unbirthday gift" from Grandma and Grandpa. Grandma started the tradition of giving the other kids gifts too even though it was not their birthdays, and so it was the same this year as well.
Naomi's "unbirthday gift" was this lovely dollhouse. Caleb saw it and wanted to play too and she was very possessive of it and yelled, "MINE!" when he tried to get near. As it turns out, she let him play after all and they still have great fun with the dollhouse together. This is a link to the video we took of her opening her gift.
On the twins' actual birthday, there was a homeschool group that was going to Jump and Bounce for a discounted rate, and so I thought it would be a nice treat to take the kids for a fun event to again celebrate the twins' birthday. It was their first time there and all four kiddos had a blast!
Caleb had the most fun driving these "Fred Flintstone" cars (as I call them) and Josiah decided he was the designated car pusher and many times pushed Caleb around and around the car course there at the play area.
Daniel and Naomi having some real jumping fun here! They also had some big slides the kids enjoyed going down too and a big play structure to climb in as well. It is a nice place to go and burn off some kid energy for sure! When we left, Josiah told me how tired he was and how it was "a lot like working out at Taekwondo!"