Our twins are 16. They are so grown up. I couldn't be prouder of them.
We had a meal with Nanny, Grandad and the three cousins. Nanny brought out her speciality Birthday cakes and we sang Happy Birthday.
For their Birthday they had lovely gifts and money from family far and wide and some days out are planned later in the year, but the most special moment was when Chef gave T-g a phone that he'd got with his own money. It's got Android and can go on the internet and can do allsorts of whizzy things (except make tea). It's the white version of his own phone that he got himself in black. He was more excited to give her this present than about anything else. This is so typical of him.
Here's an old photo taken in 2000, when they had a Fancy Dress 5th Birthday party. Tg was a Fairy Princess and Chef a Policeman. Big bro Roman (7) was a clown and Smurf (3) was a ladybird (with a homemade costume I made from one leg of a pair of my black leggings and some fluffy red fabric and black felt dots) he was very cute.
They all had a big, special party when they turned 5. Seems like 5 minutes ago. Love these old memories (because the reality was pretty hectic and busy with only 4 years between all four of them).