This weekend was the girls birthdays. They are not twins 🙂 but 5 years apart. To a day. Row was born April 6, 1998 and 5 years later her sister Jaia was born 13 weeks premature on April 5th. Obviously not the plan and the first 6 + months of that year sucked big time.
Each year has gotten easier and easier and now my babies are 12 and 17!
Since their birthdays are just one day apart – we usually go out to one dinner but now have 2 separate parties for friends if they want. Dinner choice this year? Sushi!
Where they each had to try the green tea ice cream –
For Rowan’s party, she wanted to have High Tea at the London Tea Room here locally – She invited a friend and the women in our family and had a lovely time drinking tea, eating cucumber and salmon sandwiches, cookies, pastries and scones.
It was kind of a crazy weekend since Easter was also Sunday. We are not religious so I was surprised when Jaia said she wanted to hunt eggs. So of course I quickly stuffed some eggs and made Row an “easter” basket – Rowan is too big for hunting eggs apparently 😦
Rowan hid the eggs while Jaia and my husband ran out for birthday donuts 🙂
Jaia came home to an easter egg hunt and presents to open!
Yep anther doll – I figure this is probably the last one – Since she’s turning 12. I do find that homeschool kids don’t grow out of their playing/imagination phase as quickly as their schooled counterparts –
Jaia’s cake and momma made dinner. – Chocolate cake using this recipe –
with home made butter cream frosting tinted with her choice of yellow yellow! A birthday privilege since we don’t normally do food colloring 🙂
Dinner was ground beef wellington – a Jamie Oliver original – found in his “Jamie’s Food Revolution” cookbook, green beens seasoned with salt and pepper and tomatoes with capers – Also in the food revolution cook book-
Today is Rowan’s day!
Her cake of choice? (under the paper towels cooling) Gooey butter! – recipe here: http://abitchinkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/gooey-butter-cake.html