The girls turned 5 on the 6th of May. Their day started with some experimental wear of their new swim gear from Grandma Barbara and Grandpa Marty. Their actual clothing was a gift from Grandma Fran and Grandpa Dick--so it is fair to say that they were fully outfitted for the day by their grandparents!
As usual on a Wednesday, we went to storytime at the Auberry Library with Miss Anne and Miss Lori.
After storytime, we shared cupcakes with the other storytime groupies. The girls had decorated the cupcakes themselves, so they were fully encrusted with goodies.
The girls also assisted in the decoration of their own cakes. This was very interesting, because I was really tied to the pictures we had found on the internet, and wanted the cakes to be just like the pictures. The girls had other ideas. And it honestly took me a bit of time to LET GO and say "Hey, if that's the way you want it, that's how we'll do it!" Here are the beautiful results!
We also had a treasure hunt, which started with the discovery of brand new kittens in the garage! The highlight of the hunt were the remote control trucks--the ONLY item requested by my unconventional little girls for their birthday. And they were thrilled to receive them.
The girls are convinced they are visibly bigger on this day and afterward. I have to sadly agree. Goodbye to friendly 4, hello to frenetic 5!