Thursday, July 18, 2013

Miles and Vivienne Turn 3!

It's hard to believe that these sweet little babies...

... 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!!!"?)


  1. Happy birthday big kids! I can't get over how grown up Miles looks. Your cakes are beautiful, too. I couldn't decide whether to do more icing decorating on the construction cake, so I went halfway (not always good). I love the confetti and border. And I love love love cookie cakes, so yummy. You have such a busy birthday month to handle. Looks like a super fun day!

  2. Wow, that's really cool! You're such a good mom! I'm proud of how well you've done!!! Happy Birthday, Miles and Viv!! :)

  3. Happy, happy birthday Miles and Vivi! You two are much loved by Ms. Kristi and our entire family! I can hardly believe you two are three already.

    And yes, I think that's a "Wooohoo! We survived!" kind of saying. You and I can remind each other to say this again when we survive the teenage years with our tightly packed (age wise) kiddos!

  4. Leslie, William has requested his "bobcat cake" again for his 4th birthday in a few weeks. I remembered liking your cake better than mine, so I came back to the page to find the image of yours :) Just an FYI that you'll be seeing a cake VERY similar to yours on our blog in a few weeks (okay who am I kidding, it will take a few months to post it).