The twins had the good fortune of turning 2 on a long holiday weekend, which meant that we packed in a lot of activities before their actual birthday even rolled around. It's not often that I pull out the actual camera, but when I do, I insist on turning everything into a Kodak moment, and when you combine that with the aforementioned long weekend, blog posts like these happen.
But because I don't want you to hate me, I've kindly (a) edited out several pictures and (b) split the weekend into two posts (pre-birthday and actual birthday). Now follow me as we travel back in time...
My parents got the twins a bounce house and we decided to bust it out on Friday since the weekend forecast was not looking so hot. It was a big hit (although thanks to toddler ADD, they lost interest after approximately 10 minutes)!
I'm sorry to report that this will not be featured on our 2015 Christmas cards.
We celebrated Franny's birthday early with the first round of chocolate cake for the weekend, which, as you can tell, they hated!
Pumped up before the Easter egg hunt at our church on Saturday morning... can I just say how uncool it is for parents to let their kids that are CLEARLY above the age range participate in the 2/3-year-old egg hunt? I felt like we were competing with Olympic athletes.
Thankfully "digging for eggs" was one of the activity stations, wherein we did not have to fight off the competition.
Attempting a family pic, which of course resulted in very little cooperation from the children and consequential frustration on my part... after which Allison informed me that I needed to lower my expectations. Noted, sis.
And speaking of not cooperating for pictures, because we are clearly gluttons for punishment, we then attempted bluebonnet pics!
This was the best one we got, even though there is a strange haze around Clara's face and they are only half smiling... take what you can get, right?
This picture captures their personalities so perfectly! Colby got up and started dancing to the "dump truck" video we turned on, and Clara was insisting that we stop bothering her flower-picking with our picture-taking.
I love this bossy little nut!
And I love this goofy little nut, too!
Deep in thought
Also deep in thought
And then later that afternoon during a trip to the park, Clara insisted that her bloomers were actually a hat- far be it from us to deprive the world of her trendsetting ways.
After dinner at Jupiter, we decided to let the crazies run around town square for a bit and lo and behold, we ran into our friend, Mateo (10 days younger than the twins), along with his parents and baby brother! We somehow convinced these 3 to go "night night" next to the fountain. Wish they would calm down on command like this any time we wanted!
What you do not see pictured is quality time with my parents, who came in town to help celebrate the twinkies, and as usual, the consumption of an embarrassing quantity of food. Oh, and several tantrums on behalf of my children, who were just getting warmed up for their entry into the allegedly terrible twos, no doubt :)
Actual birthday recap post to come!