My friend Steph and I have so much in common! Obviously, the name. We both have a Lily. We were pregnant together with our last babies. We both have a 1 year old. Everyone in our families have birthdays close to each other or on the same day. We definitely lead parallel lives, which is one of the reasons we get along so well!
Another similarity is that our oldest children are boys. Dylan and Andrew are 5 years apart in age and their birthdays are 5 days apart. Dylan turned 10 on the 22nd and Andrew turned 15 on the 27th. Instead of having separate parties for our friends (we share the same friends anyway!), we decided to do a combined birthday party!
On Saturday night, we gathered at Steph's house with some of our closest friends and celebrated our two wonderful boys!
We had snacks, cake, ice cream, and lots of fun. The noise level was through the roof, which was a sign of everyone having a great time!
We played with friends.
We dressed up and ate lots of goodies.
Someone played so hard with his friends that he couldn't even stay awake for cake and ice cream.
We sang Happy Birthday to the two best big brothers around.
The boys were very happy with all their gifts!
We stayed up really late with our friends. One little boy got his second wind around midnight and was ready to party! (I can't get over the cuteness of how tiny yet big he looks standing at that kitchen!)
We partied until 2:30 in the morning! Even though we planned to stay over, I could feel a migraine coming, and I knew I had to get home and go to bed.
I'm really glad we decided to have a combined party for friends this year. We had a great night!
Happy Birthday, Dylan and Andrew! You are both awesome and so loved!