I could get creative and come up with a catchy title for this post, or I could go ahead and call a spade a spade, which is what I opted to do!
We had another fun-filled weekend- birthday season is upon us for our family, and it seems that birthday party season is also picking up for the twins' friends, so that means we've been spending a lot of time at celebratory meals and we've eaten a lot of cake. No complaints here!
Before recapping, however, I need to share two pictures from last weekend:
I posted a similar pic on Instagram, but being that they were both looking at the camera and half-smiling, I had to share this one, too. Such committed Aggie parents, aren't we?
This little one is our budding artist. She drew this series of squiggles and proudly declared it to be a star (duh)- I just love how happy she looks :)
Ok and back to this past weekend. One of the twins' best pals at daycare (the one transitioning with them to the new room) had a party on Saturday and although it took Clara a while to warm up (a separate post on that to come, perhaps), she and Colby both had fun playing with someone else's toys and running around like wild banshees.
Clara's lunch consisted of a bag of Cheetos and 2 cookies. When in Rome...
The party was apparently so fun that even this guy took a nap afterward, and an almost 2-hour one at that! (Don't worry, he did not follow suit on Sunday and went all day without sleeping a wink.)
Brian's mom also celebrated a big birthday on Saturday, and we managed to surprise her by having Brian's grandparents and aunt/uncle/cousin join us for dinner. Once again, Clara took quite a bit of time to warm up, but once she talked herself off the ledge, all was well and we actually had a good time.
Brian's dad ("Granddaddy") has a special bond with Clara- he is one of very few people that can handle her when she's in one of her moods
Despite what the less than impressed expression on his face suggests, Colby is a big fan of his Mimi
After dinner, we headed back to our house for some key lime pie for the birthday girl and bedtime for Colby and Clara. Auntie Shannon had her fancy camera with her and snapped lots of great pics, so you know what that means:
Thank God for patient dogs!
Oh my gosh, don't you want to eat him for dinner?
This look captures her personality so very well!
Not sure which I love more: Colby's sweet expression or Clara's manic one...
For real, I can't stop myself. He is just so handsome!
If you know Mimi, then you know there could have been no more perfect ending to her special day!
Hope your weekends were equally full in a good way and not in a "I need another weekend to recover from this weekend" kind of way. It always amazes me that when Sunday night rolls around, I am simultaneously so ready for a break from chasing toddlers around and so dreading not getting to spend all my time with them.
We'll be celebrating three more birthdays this coming weekend (including Davis & Brian- see what I mean about birthday season?), so prepare yourself for some potential deja vu!