The morning after the party was the girls' actual birthday. Their main presents from Russell and I were the Disneyland trip and the party, but we did have one small thing for them to open that we got back in December when we got them their play kitchen for Christmas.
It's a play stand mixer & cookie making set! I got a KitchenAid stand mixer for my birthday/Mother's Day/every other special occasion of 2010, so the girls have seen me use it lots of times and knew what to do!
Time to take the cookies out of the oven!
Madylin and her first batch of cookies.
Morgan was savvy enough to use the hot pads to take the cookies out.
The 1st sunday of every month we get together with my mother-in-law's extended family to have dinner and celebrate the month's birthdays. The girls' birthday just happened to fall on that day, so they got to have the whole family sing to them and blow out more candles. Here is Morgan sitting on Grandpa's lap. This picture cracks me up because of Aunt Paula on the left. She is making this face because Morgan was spitting on the cake a bit as she blew out her candles.
Madylin started out singing happy birthday to herself with everyone, but when she realized she wasn't supposed to she just made shy-eyes at everyone while they sang- so cute!
Can't believe that 3 years ago they were in the hospital and we were not sure if they were both going to thrive or even survive.
We are so blessed to have them! Happy 3rd Birthday Madylin and Morgan!