May is a busy month for us with Sydney and Evan having their birthdays just two days apart. Add in all of the end of school hoopla, and we're ready for summer when it finally arrives.
Sydney's birthday was Friday and since she loves the movie "Mamma Mia!", we decided to take her and a friend to see the Broadway production of it in The Big City. We ate at our favorite pizza joint and then headed to the theater for the musical. Neither of the girls had ever been to a production of that magnitude and had a great time, even if they did keep exclaiming that it was different from the movie. And yes, I was a little disappointed that Colin Firth (who was in the movie) did not make an appearance on the stage Friday evening. Sigh....such is life.
Evan woke up on Sunday to his traditional birthday breakfast of cinnamon rolls and told us how old he was:
(He's holding up three fingers, but the third one's a bit hard to see.)
He promptly reminded everyone we saw at church of his birthday, too: "Today's my birthday! I'm three today! I'm having a dinosaur cake!"
He'd been eyeing a certain dinosaur cake on the bakery counter of our favorite grocery store for ages, so there was no way we could disappoint him and not have that cake (gaudy as it was) at our family party on Sunday afternoon:
Both kids had a great time opening their presents (this is just a very small sampling):
(A stuffed dog for Evan)
(He loves dragons as much as dinosaurs)
(A bubble mower for the yard!)
And Sydney's birthday wouldn't be complete without some Harry Potter stuff:
(Harry Potter Clue Game)
(The 7th Harry Potter movie which she just had to watch last night)
She also got the Lego Harry Potter Wii game, but somehow I can't get that picture to load.
And then the kids had fun playing in their new sprinkler and rolling around in their new play tunnel:
(This Evan saying, "Ta da!" after each crawl through the tunnel.)
They both had great birthdays. And now I can rest a few months until Liam's birthday this fall. Whew!
Two Weeks Later
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