They're four now!
This is the night of their actual bday, blowing out the candles on their leftover birthday cake.
This was the first year they had a "real" birthday party... You know, friends invited! It was kind of a ninja/dancer theme. Really, though, the only ninja/dancer stuff were these pics I drew to hang up and the kids decorated ninja headbands and did some ninja-y chopping of beanbags. I bought a board that can be broken and put back together. It's a "beginner" board, but ended up pretty tough for even Z to break. I didn't have much of a problem, but you know... ;) So the kids couldn't really swing it. We were gonna do dancing with streamers and stuff, but when there are 12 little kids, most of the time was spent running around with swords and stuff and screaming.
The four year-olds with their nicely colored pics.
The ninja chopping-of-beanbags.
Nuala with the girls -- Keira, Mia, and Sloane.Bran and (most of) the boys --Liam, Cort, William, and Blake. Tyler was there, but couldn't spare a minute to stop playing and be in the pic. We all know how that goes! Charlie was there, too. Side note: N&B always call Liam, "Liam with the black hair" to differentiate from cousin Liam with the white-blond hair... good thing they specify since otherwise I might think that it was COUSIN Liam who they saw at the embassy, etc...
The cake. Wacky cake that the twins decorated. I had grand plans to make two super-creative, ultra-cool and individualized cakes, but yeah.... Oh, well.
Blowin' out the candles! Gotta love a spit-drenched cake! And my goodness... you shoulda seen the haul they got! Their friends were so generous! Santa almost should just bypass our place this year, but he won't. Good thing we only plan to do big parties with friends every 4 years.
And here's Charlie! He and Maeve always part with big smooches.Okay. Here's their real birthday. They were dressed pretty cute for church, so afterwards I thought I'd get some pics of the two of them... you know, actually looking presentable... ;)
After many many shots that turned out like this...
I totally forgot to take any more of the birthday kiddos.
We were all just done. And I love this one. They were both plugging their ears... it's so automatic now! Maeve starts a-screamin' and their fingers pop right in.
Happy birthday, Bran and Nuala! We love you rascals soooo much!!