I was awakened this morning by Aeron crawling into bed with me.
"Mama. Is Cameron's birthday over?" she whispered.
"Then is it MY birthday?!!?" a bit louder.
We had a busy day. First, our friend Belen came to visit and brought the girls each a plant. Next, we had lunch with Gra-Maw at the country club. Then the girls were given a couple of gifts at Gra-Maw & Papa's house. Golf clubs! Claire practiced her drive, while Aeron appeared to be concentrating on her chipping.
After a fun afternoon in San Luis, we all went to dinner at Applebee's. (Wednesday is Kid's Night; 99 cent meals) The girls got their faces painted, ate corn dogs and charmed the socks off the surrounding patrons. One older lady, after the girls introduced themselves and breathlessly informed her it was their 4th birthday, gave them each a couple of dollars. How's that for bragging rights?! My daughters are so adorable that perfect strangers give them money!
Then we all came home, had cake and opened presents. The girls got books and CDs of Disney music and clothes and games and paint sets and crayons and little stuffed otters from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Just as we were thinking it was time to shovel the girls into bed, Cousin Karen arrived to wish them a happy birthday. So now, Daddy is reading a couple of the new books and Claire and Aeron are struggling to keep their eyes open.
It was a good day.