Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Birthday Kids!

When I tell people that my kids have the same birthday their response is often something along the lines of, "That's nice, you can get it over with all at once!"  I suppose this is true, though right after Christmas isn't the best time for a birthday party, anyway.  This year, with Christmas being on Saturday and the birthday on Monday, I didn't really have any prep time in between, so it was kind of low-key.  Kate enjoyed having her friend Molly over, and we had a nice little party at home.

After watching Kate blow out her candles, Andy had a pretty good idea of what to do.  He did get a little help from his big sister.

Can you believe this girl is six already?  She's looking so grown up.

Panettone and ice cream!  Yum!

Next--present time!  Doug thought Kate could use some more Sculpey.

Another book for the Calvin and Hobbes collection.

I found these two drawing books that I thought Kate might like: How to Drawand How to Draw Wizards, Dragons and Other Magical Creatures(it has dragons! Yes!)

Kate was pretty excited about this present of Andy's.  We all love Laurie Berkner!

Andy got this Fisher-Price Doodle Profrom my parents. (We keep calling it the "Magna-Doodle," but I guess that's a different brand.) He likes to play with my graphics tablet, so I thought this would be kind of similar.

After all the presents were unwrapped, Kate and Molly played with the new Sculpey.

A snowman...

...and a snail!

Molly's snowman and snail.  (I love the snail's mouth.)

Playing Gobblet Gobblers.This is one of the games that we got for Christmas. It's like tic-tac-toe with a twist.

It's a cute game.  At first we were thinking that whoever went first was pretty much guaranteed to win, but I figured out that if I can get Kate to use her large pieces first I can usually beat her. 

Kate got this art setfrom my parents. Lots of cool stuff to create with! She and Molly tried it out together.

 Kate tried out her drawing book with the Doodle Pro.  Cute spider!

A good time was had by all.  We sent Molly home with her Sculpey creations (still warm from the oven), and put the rainbow painting  up to dry.  (It's still there--I need to arrange a time to deliver it!)

Kate was so excited about Christmas and her birthday this year.  I think she's more aware of that sort of thing since starting school.  It was fun to share her enthusiasm.

These photos were a real pain to edit because of the mixed lighting--the sunlight coming in the windows combined with the incandescent lights inside.  The two kinds of light are different colors, which makes for tricky color-correcting.


Mary said...

Your children are so beautiful!!

scrapper al said...

Happy Birthday Kate and Andy! Love all the creative presents Kate received.

Kathey said...

It was fun to see everything.

Chalfont said...

Thanks for having Molly that day. I know she really enjoyed herself. I enjoy your kids.