The morning of the twins' 4th birthday we woke up at my parents house in San Diego. We had been there for the weekend because I had a volleyball tournament there. The girls got to open their first present from Russell and I- dresses and stick on earrings (I know . . . I'm going to enjoy it while I can because I know the days of wishing for i-pods and cell phones will be here all too quickly). I braided their hair and they were looking beautiful (and too old!) and ready for the day.
Madylin chose pink heart earrings (she LOVES pink)
This one always has her hands on her hips for pictures. Makes sense- she's got some serious attitude though you wouldn't think it based on this sweet picture.
We had a picnic lunch with Granna and the 2 boys she babysits and enjoyed the gorgeous weather.
We left San Diego and came back home after lunch. We took the girls to the movies for the first time. Thanks to our friends Ginny & Steve for watching the boy so we could just take the birthday girls!
Here they are using their birthday money from Grandma Hatch to buy their movie tickets.
and buy some candy, of course
Then we sat and got ready for "Rio." Cute movie, but I'm glad the girls were still too young to understand a lot of the adult humor in that movie.
After the movie we went to dinner at La Casita
and then headed home for cupcakes. The girls each got a plate of frosted cupcakes to decorate. They love to put sprinkles on anything they can
Nathan thoroughly enjoyed this activity as well
We sang Madylin "Happy Birthday"
and then Morgan (she's younger by 2 min ;)
And the girls opened up one last present
I love this age when they are so easy to please!!
Can't believe they are 4!