and then they were 5 – birthday in the house!

Five years old and I can see how you’ve grown, this past year has been a ma-hoo-sive move on from the baby chubbiness.

twins sleeping 5 months

Girls you can read! I never imagined at the beginning of the year you would read so well and enjoy it too.

Preschoolers reading a book

You can write. And you spend hours filling out your little notebooks, listing all your friends’ names in a register style and ticking off who’s having packed lunches.

practising writing skills

You can argue – a bit too much sometimes for my liking (I’m echoing every mum in the country with more than one child here) everything is a race now from getting dressed, to who gets to the door first, to who bags the ‘best car seat’

You both love princesses, especially the Disney ones, you love Scooby Doo, ice cream, swimming and playing with daddy. You love being read to every night before light’s out. You both still love cuddles and alien kisses ( a big wet lick on the cheek when you’re least expecting it) You love jumping into our bed on a weekend morning and snuggling for about 5 minutes before demanding ‘Let’s go downstairs now’

princess dresses

But you have your differences too and today I shall celebrate your differences with the following 10 questions.

Mini Mode - Boots clothes10 things about me – Alice

The words to describe me are thoughtful, kind, shy, happy, intelligent, lovable, a princess, clumsy at times – your knees have been grazed pretty much most of the year. Loyal, loving and gentle

The food I could live on is You LOVE all your food Alice but if there’s ever a second helping of pudding you’re hand is always the first to shoot up high. Alice says – Pasta, strawberries and ice cream

My favourite game to play is … this year your games have been heavily focused on princesses but you love puzzles, you enjoy playing on the computer and on your LeapPad. You love playing in the park and you adore swimming too.

My favourite film is Scooby Doo

If I had one wish it would be to learn to ballet dance

My favourite toy is Leap Pad

When I grow up I want to be a princess

My best friend is Serenity

outside the x ray room10 things about me – Bessie

The words to describe me are a giggler, funny, lovable, thumb-sucking (still!) odd tantrum throwing, inquisitive, messy-Bessie, chatterbox, princess. Cuddly, lively, open, occasionally shy. Intelligent. Kind and gentle.

The food I could live on is pasta, strawberries and ice cream

My favourite game to play is … LeapPad, Hide and seek

My favourite film is Beauty and the Beast

If I had one wish it would be I would like a Beast and a doll to dress up and play with it’s hair (styling head)

My favourite toy is princesses

When I grow up I want to be a princess

My best friend is Abigail

twins smiling cheeky


  1. Kelly Innes
    July 17, 2013 / 10:30 AM

    Happy Birthday Sweet Girls. 5 is fantastic!

    • Mari
      July 17, 2013 / 9:31 PM

      Thank you, they had a wonderful day and are fast asleep right now.

  2. Narrowboat Wife
    July 17, 2013 / 10:43 AM

    Oh bless. I love how they want to grow up and be princesses: and yet I can see they are already little princesses – gorgeous! x

    • Mari
      July 17, 2013 / 9:32 PM

      Thank you, they will always be my princesses, I’m hoping as they grow they find a more suitable vocation in life as being a princess could be expensive for mum and dad ;)

      • Narrowboat Wife
        July 17, 2013 / 9:43 PM

        I believe the accepted career route to becoming princess is to marry a handsome and rich prince, so hopefully there will be no cost to the parents! :-)

  3. July 17, 2013 / 11:14 AM

    This is such a gorgeous post Mari! Your girls are just so cute, although I imagine possibly a handful of cheekiness at times?! I love that they look so similar but are different in so many ways, which you’ve outlined. Lovely post :)

    • Mari
      July 17, 2013 / 9:35 PM

      The right amount of cheekiness, yes and thank you for your lovely compliments. I love discovering their differences as time passes, it’s fascinating

  4. Kahanka
    July 17, 2013 / 1:19 PM

    Happy birthday to the girls!

    • Mari
      July 17, 2013 / 9:35 PM

      Thank you Mirka x

  5. Jennypaulin
    July 17, 2013 / 7:35 PM

    awww what a gorgeous post Mari. your daughters are just beautiful and sound like very funny, clever and happy girls. proud mummy indeed x x

    • Mari
      July 17, 2013 / 9:36 PM

      We all love our own don’t we? It’s the perfect day to celebrate all that is beautiful and wonderful about them so one day they may look back and see through my words the years they can’t remember. One thing is looking through a photo album, another thing will be to look back through a blog -so much more information :)

  6. July 17, 2013 / 9:28 PM

    Awww, they are just beautiful Mari. Your house must be so much fun. xx

    • Mari
      July 17, 2013 / 9:39 PM

      I’m sure your house is fun too Emma ;) They do add a beautiful ray of sunshine to our lives this is true and I wouldn’t have it any other way xx

  7. Orli, Just Breathe
    July 24, 2013 / 10:28 AM

    Gosh, they are just so cute! Loved how you let them describe themselves :)
    Happy birthday!

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