Elijah was being very serious and telling me about the butterflies in the flowers.
When he decided to present me with a big cheese, I didn't have the camera ready, so it's a bit out of focus.
Julia was more than happy to stop for a few pictures.
She has grown so much; it's hard to believe that only three years ago, she was a one year old wearing size three months clothes!
She has a flair for fashion and loves her red high-tops - even with sun dresses!
When I suggested that I take a few pictures of them together, they both thought they had better things to do. Here's Elijah chasing James and Ben as fast as his little legs can run.
Here's my babies exactly two years ago. I look pretty rough, but I had just given birth and had my just turned two year old and my 3 1/2 year old climbing on me and newborn Elijah.
We didn't think that Julia would understand that it was her birthday or that Elijah was a permanent present, but she hit the hospital room door and said, "where is my birthday boy?" She got it and was pleased with her birthday surprise.
Happy Birthday to our baby girl and boy!