Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ornament Swap/Birthday Celebration

I am participating in "The Enchanted Forest" Ornament Swap! It's hosted by Yarni Gras! over at Yarnigras Swapper Spot. Signups close on October 31st, so if you think you might want to join in, hurry here to check it out!

We had a nice birthday celebration for Miss B and Charlie. Sunday afternoon we took them to our local mall and let them choose their own gifts from their favorite stores. Then we took them to dinner.

Tuesday morning they showed up wearing these sweaters which were chosen at different stores and donned that morning without prior agreement. We never realized that they were doing the "twin thing!" When they were little, I didn't dress them in identical outfits but in things similar to what you see in the picture that follows. Up until now, I haven't realized how much bigger than Miss B that young man is getting to be!

Then yesterday, on their actual birthday, they exchanged the gifts they'd chosen for each other. It was so sweet to me how each of them thought about & chose (with their own money, no less) something special that they knew would be appreciated. For dinner last night, I fixed something that Miss B especially likes and made a caramel apple cheesecake that Charlie requested. It was quick though, so that we could do our normal Wednesday night stuff (youth group, nursery, choir, etc...).

I'll leave you with a picture of the cheesecake....Enjoy!


Jayme said...

What beautiful children you have! They seem to be growing into such wonderful people.

You did a fantastic job on that cheesecake!!! Do share that recipe. The apple arrangement is stellar!

cheryl said...

Please make this treat for our next "whacky weekend"...will ya, pretty please?? Danka..

cheryl said...

P.S. Happy BD to those beautiful youngin's of yours! They are darling...and "Charlie" is getting SO manly! eikes!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Beautiful children. That cheesecake looks amazing!