We had our annual family birthday for the kids this weekend and it was super fun. Especially since Ben got a stoplight! Holy moly. They also got a few small Doc McStuffins toys that they have been playing with non stop.
Each year I take traditional pictures with them. It is a cool way to watch them grow, and as they get bigger and bigger, they can see how we grew right along with them! I think when they are older it will be silly and funny and someday it will also be sweet and they will realize how much we prioritized them and were dedicated to them.
Alina had a little meltdown here and there throughout the day, she was a little overwhelmed by the specialness. She felt like there was all these unpredictable events around every corner, and she got freaked out. But she still had a ton of fun and it was a quiet day with just us and Grandma and Grandpa.