Birthday morning

On birthday party day (we told the girls their birthday was on Saturday since that was the day of their party and I didn’t want to drag out celebrations!), the girls woke up to balloons falling from their doorway after Jake woke up at 4 a.m. to rig up a makeshift balloon drop.

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The birthday princess Samantha.

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Should-be-sleeping Beauty!

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The girls were so excited to open the door and see their birthday present from Sheela and her family– a birthday balloon wreath! Sheela’s family puts their own balloon wreath on the door for each of the kids’ birthdays. It was so special for her to make a wreath just for the girls!

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Amelia gears up for our traditional birthday Funfetti pancakes!

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Funfetti pancakes and sparkler candles– can’t get more festive than that!

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Samantha couldn’t wait to dig in.

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And then this happened:

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Getting the girls a trampoline for their third birthday present was born out of desperation! I needed something to help get the girls’ energy out without leaving the house, since that’s hit or miss most days right now. I figure any ER bills will be negated by the fact that I didn’t have to pay for my own therapy.

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The Amazon reviews for this trampoline were hilarious… apparently, many parents ordered it for the same reasons I did. After reading comments that stated how parents were able to throw their toddlers in here, zip it up and let them duke it out UFC style, I was sold!

So far so good as far as getting the girls tired. They can jump to their heart’s content, while I supervise from the convenience of the kitchen while cooking or while taking care of Meredith. Happy early birthday present to me!

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We love getting to celebrate TWO birthdays on the same day! Twice the fun.

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Lots of love,

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