The 23rd February means that our house is decked out in balloons and banners.
Today it's T and S's birthday.
And two very special birthdays there are.
Today T turned 18 and S became a teenager.
With T no longer living at home and with the plans he had for his birthday we weren't going to be able to see him so we asked if he could come over yesterday evening.
This was our chance to give him his presents and the info he needed for collecting his tickets to his birthday treat.
T loves the musical Kinky Boots and so we bought him tickets to go and see the show in London this evening.
Plus some spending money for a meal out.
I wasn't sure how best to present him with this part of his present until I saw this tiger on Pinterest.
Our nickname for T is Tony Tiger.
The arms are folded in towards each other so the tiger is clutching the little scroll and I placed a small piece of sellotape on top of one to keep them in position.
T and S exchanged and opened gifts to each other and we sang Happy Birthday to T and he blew out the candles on all 18 of these mini cakes.
We ate a good few of them afterwards.
S, G and I all got up early this morning to have breakfast together whilst S opened her gifts from us.
She wants to have her ears pierced a second time and so we gave her the money to have that done, plus a little extra.
Her nickname is Baby Bear so I cut out this cute chap for her and with his arms folded he clasped onto her money for safe keeping.
S has said she had a good day at school, lots of people wishing her happy birthday and being sung happy birthday numerous times too.
She is now at dance, as she is most Fridays, and very excited she was too about being there on her birthday.
When she comes back my sisters will be here for hot chocolate and cookies to help round off the day.
Oh and another rendition of happy birthday to be followed by more cake.
I love them both so much and special times such as these are so precious, even more so as they grow up.