Thursday, March 03, 2011

Birthday Celebrations!

Avery and Abby wanted to have a combined slumber party this year for their birthday. They each chose a friend to spend the night. We took the gang to Cheddar's for dinner. We ended our dinner with with Cookie Monsters complete with candles and a birthday song with some of the waiters and waitresses.
From there we headed to the movies to watch Gnomeo and Juliet in 3D. It was a pretty funny show and the girls really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it.
When we got home all the girls enjoyed playing with one another, and Avery and Abby opened their gifts. We sent them to bed at 11:00. They all wanted to sleep in Avery's room. I don't know why we always think they will sleep in longer if we let them stay up with friends, because the rarely do. This time was no exception. Sybil is used to getting up at 6:15, so sure enough at 6:15 they were all up. Thankfully, they watched some cartoons for a while before Wes went to get us all donuts for breakfast.
Soon after breakfast we broke out some jewelry making kits and made necklaces, rings, and bracelets.
Later in the morning they pretended to be spies and called themselves "The Black Cats". They dressed themselves in all black and spied on me. I didn't know I lead a life worth spying on, but whatever. Wes was their "director" and would send them on missions. He even helped them come up with a special written code to communicate with each other in secret.

Best Buds!

Friends forever!

Can you girls eat all of that?

Abby is licking her lips!

Super excited girls ready to see the movie!

We are sporting our 3D glasses.

The movie was a success!

A great time was had by all. The girls enjoyed an afternoon nap to help them catch up on their missed sleep.

The next weekend we celebrated their birthdays with our families. They also got to join us for the girls' first soccer games. Both teams tied. The cousins had fun playing outside where the weather was awesome! The girls requested pizza for the meal, so we had pizza, salad, and fruit followed by cupcakes, brownies, and ice cream. (Actually, Avery's first request was her favorite meal, beans and cornbread, but that is definitely not one of Abby's favorite meals so they compromised on pizza.)

Soccer players and their supportive fans!

Hanging out in the backyard.

Indoor fun!

Thanks everyone, for helping us celebrate these two precious girls!

No comments: