last photo as 6 year olds
I have to say that at this point in the year I usually feel a weight lifted off of me. When I am here it means I made it through the twins birthdays and their parties and their school parties and Thanksgiving (which I usually host). Don’t get me wrong…it’s all good stuff, but just loads of work, especially when you are a manic mom!
The first celebration was my sons. He wanted a party at a laser tag place and he wanted just boys…meaning not only didn’t he want his sisters to attend but he didn’t want his own mother there either!!! I told him he could invite who he wanted, all boys was cool, but that he will never have my permission to exclude his sisters (and mother!) and then blah blah went on about how important family is, etc…
And the party occurred in the midst of the post Hurricane power outages so I literally had only like one kid rsvp. But the little dudes had a good time running around like lunatics in the laser place. (only posting pics of my kids to respect privacy of the other kids)
twin battling twin
Had the singing and the cake and then the family shot where at least one person is always unhappy!
At the end of that week my daughter had her party….17 very high pitched girls running around my house for a spa party! I found a lovely spa lady who comes to the house and coordinates the activities…our theme was foot fun.
The girls seemed to really have a good time as they did some beauty things and gave themselves pedicures!
My ears were ringing that Friday night when the girls left and if I had any narcotics in the house I might have indulged! But my daughter said it was the best party ever so I’m thrilled. She even wanted to write a thank you note to the wonderful spa lady:
This year it was all pretty eventful because it was the first time they had completely separate parties. Past parties I’ve tried to get away with it by giving them separate but at the same time parties to make it easier…girls on one side and boys on the other with 2 cakes, 2 candle blow outs etc. But this year it was time to let them do it up individually…pretty monumental in the life of a twin!
On the actual birthday I brought treats into their school and got to visit both classes. I love doing that and jump on any chance to see them at school in action. That night it was the twins choice for dinner and they came up with a great idea, Japanese hibatchi.
The most favorite thing about going out to eat there is the notorious volcano!
They were also really excited to get their photo taken. Every customer celebrating a birthday gets a photo snapped during their special dessert. The photo is placed on a wall at the entrance where the kids always become enthralled with the sea of birthday faces.
So you can see between the hurricane and the birthday and thanksgiving we’ve had loads of excitement. :) It’s all been a great reminder about how fortunate I am to have these wonderful moments with my family.