Something else was different, too. The kids have always had birthday cupcakes in four different frosting colors, but this year everyone got his or her own cake! Isaac requested white cake, Lucy wanted strawberry, Jude asked for chocolate, and Dahlia wanted banana. Mommy baked everyone's special order and frosted the cakes in each kid's corresponding color:
|Isaac, Lucia, Jude, and Dahlia turn 5!|
The girls wore dresses made by Abuelita. Lucy's biggest wish was to have a dress that touched the floor, and she got it!
As usual, there was a mountain of gifts. Maybe the biggest pile yet ... with four kids getting presents from parents, two sets of grandparents, two sets of tíos, and wonderful friends, new and old, near and far ... it really adds up! And the kids were definitely not complaining!
One of the best things about a Christmas Eve birthday is knowing that you are getting even more gifts the very next day. The only thing that makes that more exciting is having special birthday jammies to wear while waiting for Christmas morning. This year the kids were thrilled to go to bed dressed as superheroes and princesses—Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, Ariel, and Aurora, to be exact:
But before hitting the sack they took some time to jam with Isaac's new drum set while wearing their birthday crowns from their beloved preschool teacher in Indiana, Miss M:
It was the perfect end to a very long, very fun day. Thank you to everyone who remembered our kiddos and helped all of their birthday wishes come true!