Look at those beautiful young ladies! Can you believe they are 4? They are smart and funny, have extremely different personalities and yet get along with each other so well. They truly love each other, even when they say they don't.
They got big kid bikes for their birthday and after just one day they were pedaling on their own, not looking at their feet, getting going on their own, and learning how to brake. Samantha picked a princess bike with streamers and a heart basket and Catherine picked a Disney Jake bike with pirate treasure chest basket.
They had their first birthday party with friends from school. We had to be inside instead of at the park, but they had fun anyway. It was a Wild Kratts theme with vine and creature power disc decorations, gummy worm dirk cake in a pail of course, and pin the tail on the hippo game. Sam missed the first time but did much better the 2nd try. Catherine nailed it.
On their actual birthday we had ice cream cake and played with Nana and Grandpa. Bocce ball and balloon games, even using static to put balloons on the wall! Sam tried to rub the balloon on her own back but to no avail. Only Grandpa seemed to have the magic touch.
A few pictures from school. Samantha is loving school and has songs memorized after just a few times, she really impresses me. She sings and Catherine dances. We're growing out her bangs and she hates having it put in a pony tail. We have to work to get her to use clips. She says the funniest things and you swear she is putting the moves on you. "Mommy, I saw the perfect flower and picked it just for you." She thinks looney toons are hilarious and pretends to hit her foot and hop around. She also tries to reason her way out of things and then later her reasoning backfires on her.
Catherine has started getting very serious about some things and when she does she looks up at you through her bangs, slows her voice down, and uses her hands like a little old Italian lady explaining something to an idiot. It makes me smile every time! She is progressing so much at school, writing her whole name without help (poor thing, Sam only had to do 3 letters), and insists on coloring all parts of a project. She especially likes rainbows and smiley faces.
Aunt Alyssa and Uncle Mike got them tents for their beds and they were so excited to go to sleep tonight.
So happy birthday to our girls. We love you so much and can't imagine a world without you. It would be a boring place without laughter.