On their actual birthday, we took a day trip to Grandma & Pop-Pop's beach house. They spent the day splashing in the small pool, walking up to the beach, and celebrating with a cake. Kaylie was not into the cake because she wanted a Princess Castle cake. I kept telling her she was getting one at her party the following weekend. I think they enjoyed their day anyway.
Here they are on their actual birthday
The following weekend we had their party. It was Cars and Princess themed. Gotta love a clash of themes. I made Kaylie this Princess Castle cake she HAD TO have. Her cousin had one at her party a few weeks prior and her mind was set on that cake. Since Ryan does not like cake (what kid doesn't like cake or ice cream for that matter?!?!?!) I made him a sugar (he doesn't like chocolate either--weirdo!) cookie "cake" with a Lightning McQueen design. Here are a few pics of that.
Sitting at the dividing line of a decorated table for each theme. Kaylie wouldn't let go of her princess balloon. This was the first year they could blow out their candles.
Here they are opening some presents. They got lots of clothes, princesses, Buzz Lightyear, backpacks for school, beach totes and towels embroidered with their names, and money to be used for college savings. They also had a ball playing with their cousins in the sprinkler and slip and slide (although that popped pretty quickly and that was the end of that).