"Today you are you
That is truer than true
There is no one alive
Who is You-er than You!"
(~Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!)
We decided to have a Dr. Seuss inspired party to celebrate our Thing 1 and Thing 2! I had so much fun planning this fun day.
"Wake Up! For today is your Day of all Days!"
Birthday Boy Rhett - AKA "Thing 1"
Birthday Girl Rhys - AKA "Thing 2"
I tried to take some pictures of the birthday twins, and this is what happened:
I actually got one picture of them together...
And then, they were off!
To the window, of course!
So we tried another approach and put them in the chair...
Oh well, at least they are cute, my Thing 1 and Thing 2!
front door welcome sign
We had so much fun decorating for the party! A big thank you to my family for all of their help, late nights, and last minute trips to Walmart! They blew up balloons, made amazing tissue paper pom poms, washed dishes, cooked, made green deviled eggs, and did anything else I asked them to!
the banner I made (inspired by Pinterest)
the entry table
the outside tables
I bought 2 copies of Dr. Seuss' Happy Birthday to You and had our guests leave a message inside for Rhett and Rhys to read when they are older. What keepsakes!
We had hot dogs with all the trimmings because...
"For birthday luncheons, as a rule,
We serve hot dogs, rolled on a spool."
We had cupcakes, chocolate dipped strawberries, and chocolate sprinkled pretzel rods.
"Today eat whatever you want.
Today no one tells you you cawnt or you shawnt.
And today, you don't have to be tidy or neat.
If you wish, you may eat with both hands and both feet."
Neither Rhett or Rhys really loved the cake. They had never had anything sweet like this before, so I think they were just unsure. Rhett licked the icing a little bit.
But Rhys wanted nothing to do with it.
"Then, out of the water! Sing loud while you dry!
Sing loud, I am lucky! Sing loud, I am I!"
"A Present! A-ha!
Now what kind shall I give...?
Why, the kind you'll remember
As long as you live!"
We were so thankful that so many of our closest friends and family could be here to celebrate with us. I didn't get a lot of pictures of everyone who came, and for that I am sad. But I do have a few...
Jon and Peyton (with daddy & Rhett)
Gram, Me w/Rhys, and Mammaw
Gram, Daddy w/Rhett and Mammaw with a very tired Rhys
the Bennett boys - Bdad, Tim w/Rhett, and Uncle Mike
Sugar with Thing 2
Aunt Sandra with Thing 1
After the party, Sugar and Gram took the babies outside to play while we cleaned up. I hear they had a great game of kickball, and also played with leaves and grass.
We had a wonderful day celebrating our 2 favorite little people!
Oh me, Oh my!
How nice of you to stop by!