HAPPY BIRTHDAY BODEN AND ZOEY!! If you’re new to this blog, Zoey and Boden are my twin niece & nephew. They live up in Oregon and I try to visit as much as I can. I’m not able to spend their 3rd birthday with them, but luckily we were able to spend a week in Maui together just last week.

Where do I begin with these two? Their 3rd year went by so fast! These spunky 3 year olds are running around like crazy and love to color, play in the water, ride bikes, talk talk talk, sing, watch “Cars moomie”, play with their cars/trucks/trains/tracks (Boden) and sniff their blankies (Zoey). As much as they are “twins”, they have their own unique personalities. Both are caring, happy, stubborn, adventurous and love to laugh. Boden LOVES his cars and carries them everywhere. Don’t try to take them away…he will not be happy. He’s also very observant. As I was pushing his stroller on vacation, I said to my sister, “You take over (pushing the stroller) while I go to the store to get a few things.” As I’m walking away, Boden says, “I’m NOT ober!” “What, Boden?” “I’m not ober, I’m BODEN!” His “v’s” are “b’s” and he thought I was saying that HE was “over”. Yes, Boden, you are definitely not ober. So cute. These little ones say the funniest things and, as most toddlers are, are very matter of fact. Zoey and her blankies. She reminds me of me when I was little. She carries at least one of her blankies around most of the time and holds the tiniest corner of it to her nose. The smell must give her comfort because she NEVER wants those blankies to be far from her. She’s also the girly girl and loves to carry “purses” and wear her new jewelry Grammy and Papi gave her. And the two of them together? They just love each other so much (unless one steals a toy from the other).

Boden & Zoey – HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I feel like the luckiest aunt in the world to have you as my niece and nephew. As you get older, it’s hard for me to be so far away from you, but luckily we have fun technology like Skype so I can be “in” the room while you play with your new birthday presents. Even when we’re on the phone, it just melts my heart when you say, “Hi Aunt Megan!”. I can’t wait for all the new adventures and discoveries that you will have this year! I hope you always know that I love you very much and will always be there for you. And you can always count on Aunt Megan to fill up those piggies with quarters when I visit. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday today with lots of cake, frosting, cars, trucks, kitties, pumpkins and more cake!! Love you B&Z!!!

Here are some Instagram pics from year 3!

Last year at their 2nd birthday party and trip to the pumpkin patch…

My favorite pic of the munchkins.

B loves the Beatles shirt that aunt Megan got for him.

Christmas 2011

Funny faces over Skype

Feeding the piggies…

Yummy gelato in Maui!

Yummy POG juice in Maui!