Sunday, October 3, 2010

Twins B-day 2010

Tanner and Riley turn 5!
I can't believe my twins are now 5 years old. It has been over 5 years since I was last pregnant. Where does the time go? August 30 was their official birthday. They went to school and came home with their b-day crowns that Tanner didn't want to take off. Since they are only in school half day, I took them to their choice for lunch. They chose McDonalds. I must love them, because I really don't like McDonalds. We had a fun lunch there.

Tanner enjoying his delicious McDonalds lunch!

Riley loves her chocolate milk.

Bug and Flower Birthday Party

That afternoon we had a "Bug and Flower" birthday party for the twins. I found some cute ideas online for boy/girl twins. It turned out to be cute.

Since they are only 5, I didn't want to make it too huge. Here are the kids (minus Lilee and Olivia who came late). Camilla and Mia were my "helpers".

Rylee (or "Big Rylee as Riley calls her) came to help out too. Here she is with Brayden. Rylee is like my 3rd daughter and a good friend of Brayden's.

The kids are lined up to play the exciting game of "Pin the Flower on the Ladybug". Notice Tanner is still wearing his hat from school!

Riley acts like she's Tanner's mother. She's spinning him for the game.

The kids had to find the hidden bugs around the family room for the next game. If it hadn't been 110 outside, I might have hid them in the backyard.

The Pinata!


The Bug and Flower cupcakes!

You think I could have possibly done Riley's hair for her birthday party?

Cute pic of Rylee and Tanner. It was a successful party! I'm getting pretty good at throwing last minute parties!


Holly said...

The twins are SO cute. I really can't believe they are already 5. That just blows my mind.
The cupcakes were darling. I am so impressed at your last minute party skills!

Sarah Plewe said...

Cute cupcakes! Are those marshmallows on top for the flowers? Fun!

Jamie said...

I'm still so sad that Jayden missed it! What a cute party, I never thought about how hard it would be to throw a party for boy/girl twins, but you did great! The cupcakes are super cute and I'm laughing at your comment about Riley's hair :)

Chelsea said...

you know I love that girl's hair au naturel. She's a beaut!

Jeffrey and Monica said...

No way, they cannot be 5! Wow time flies. So glad I found your blog!

Cheryl said...

JULIE!! It's been to long since I've talked with you! I checked your blog a while back when you sent that email and I never got a chance to write a comment.

You've been busy! Baptisms, birthdays and lots of fun. I, too, can't believe your baby twins are five. I remember coming to see them in the hospital and I knew I was pregnant and thought I might be having twins again.

I still can't get over that you live in Arizona. I know you've been there for years now, but to see your pool in the backyard and all the friends at the baptism and party, it really is home for you now. I guess it just seems strange since I'm still in limbo.

We are enjoying Cincinnati, but we will only be here until June, so it's not like I'm really worried about getting too involved or making too many friends since we are leaving.

Rich is going to sign with a group in Utah County. He'll work a few days a week in the same hospital as Todd Hamilton. How crazy is that! We might end up as their neighbor, which I would love. It doesn't feel real yet that change is coming, but I know it really will happen.

We still haven't sold our house in Lexington yet, so that might be one more reason why it feels like we will never leave.

I miss you and your cute laugh and zest for life. You are amazing. Hope you have fun Thanksgiving plans!!

Miss you!