Sophia and Ella have turned 5. The presents are opened, the cake is nearly gone (thank goodness), and the party is over. It was 4 days of partying at our house. Grampa, who shares his birthday with the twins shared the 4 days with us. It seemed like a lot of partying, but I suppose when there are three people born on the same day, 4 days really isn't that long of a time to spend partying. It's probably just about right.
The actual day of the birthday was pretty low key. Grampa received his gift a week ago -- a Poang chair from Ikea. Whenever we'd take him to Ikea and couldn't find him, we'd look for the nearest Poang chair and there he'd be. We figured it was about time he had one of his own. He deserves to have a place to rest his bones after working long days, nearly each and every day of the week. We love him dearly and are thankful for the time we have with him.
And while it was his birthday, he spent the time doing all the work I needed done around the house -- a girl can't do everything, you know. Two words to best describe my dad are busy-body and tinkerer. And so I suppose, it was a win-win for each of us.
The twins had received a few gifts from the grandparents the weekend before; however, Andi and I still had a gift for each of them: earrings, a calculator, a nail art set, and a tea set/cookbook. The earrings are their first pair of real jewlery from a jewlery store. Since I don't plan on changing their earrings much, I decided a high quality pair would be the way to go -- less chance for infection, etc.
After opening presents, the twins headed to swim class and then we all went out to lunch at Noodles -- Ella's choice. The afternoon was spent playing volleyball with a neighbor while Dad installed gutters on the back of the house. By 4:30 we rounded everyone up and headed to Chuck E. Cheese -- Sophia's choice. Andi won 25 tickets in one round of a Sponge Bob game. After that win, she was hooked and thanks to dad for camping out with her while she indulged her addiction.
Ella didn't do too bad, either
Happy Birthday, Sophia!
Happy Birthday, Ella!
Mommy loves you.