... have now turned three years old.
We had a fun-filled day, starting out with Grandma and biscuits (two of their favorite things). Then we headed for Marbles, a kids' museum in downtown Raleigh. We had not visited since they updated the first floor play area, and Miles and Vivienne had a blast exploring. Miles could have spent all day at the train table. Seriously, that thing is toddler heaven.
When we started running out of gas, we came back home for lunch and naps, and then Grandma came back again with a huge bunch of balloons for Miles and Viv. After Daddy came home, they dove into their presents and were overwhelmed with excitement at their new goodies.
Last year at this time, I was very pregnant and very sick (the worst illness I can remember ever having). I was unable to do anything special for their birthday, but luckily my mom and dad picked up the slack and bought them beautiful cakes and gave them a wonderful birthday. This year, I stayed up entirely too late baking them each their own cake - a chocolate cake for Miles and a cookie cake for Vivienne. They have been talking about these cakes for a few weeks now, so it was fun to make them a reality.
After dinner, I brought out their cakes. The lack of sleep was definitely worth the look on their faces. I made Miles' cake into a construction cake (thank you, Lynn, for blogging your beautiful cakes and letting me steal your idea). Vivienne's cake was pink and sparkly and happy, just like Viv.
After singing to each of them separately, we dug into those cakes. It was a fun, fun day celebrating our sweet, beautiful children. Now I can no longer say that I have three children under three. *sigh* (or should that be "Whoohoo!!!! We survived!!!"?)