February 7th- Twins first birthday. The triplets are 22 months (1 year and 10 months) old.
I heard Paige and Abby fussing a little bit. I knew they had just awakened. I went to the nursery to let them out of their cribs. I carried them downstairs and put them in their high chairs. I gave them their oatmeal and cleaned the house while they ate. I wanted everything to be perfect for Paige and Abby's birthday. I made their cakes and a small cake for Charlie, Renee, and the triplets. Edward was still in the living room with Ry, Ori, and Cora. I cleaned Paige and Abby up and put them into the living room. I sat on the couch and Edward came to sit with me. He pulled me toward his chest as we watched the kids play. Alice came into the house.
"Bella, can I talk to you for a minute?"
"Sure." I kissed Edward and headed upstairs. "What is it Alice?" I asked.
"Well we don't know what to get Paige and Abby for their birthday."
"What did you have in mind?"
"Jasper wanted to get them dolls."
"That's fine. They are girls."
"Yeah, but we spent more money on the others for their birthday."
"Alice, I doubt they are going to notice. You might have to worry about that later on down the road."
"You're not mad?"
"No, it's understandable."
We went to walk out of the room when Rose stopped me.
"Bella, Emmett and I bought them clothes. Is that okay?"
"Yes Rose. It is fine."
I was getting aggravated. I didn't care what they got the twins. It's the thought that counts anyways. I already knew what Charlie and Renee decided to get for them. They got them a block set. Which was fine, it's just that I knew the older one's would enjoy them more. Esme made them bigger blankets.
"Bella?" Edward called for me.
"Yes are you ready to go and get our family picture taken yet?"
"No, I forgot about that. I have to get the children ready."
"Bella they are all ready. We are waiting for you."
"Oh. I'll be down it a few minutes."
"Hurry up please."
"I will try."
I ran and picked something nice to wear. I did my make-up and styled my own hair. I ran down the stairs to see Edward waiting.
"It's about time."
"Let's just go and get this over with."
We went to some professional photo shop. I knew this would be costing us a fortune. We took our family picture. Then had a picture of each of them alone and one of them all together. The Ry, Cora, and Ori had a picture taken together. Paige and Abby had a picture taken together. Edward insisted that we got at least one picture of the two of us together.
"How much do I owe you?" Edward asked the photographer.
Edward paid that and gave him a one hundred dollar tip. I was still amazed that we could spend all that money. I thought we would have run out by now. Edward had to stop and pick up the present for the girls. He had gotten shoes specially made for them. It was a different kind of gift. He said that their first real pair of shoes should be comfortable considering all they walking they do in their first year. I was the only one that bought them toys. I bought them bath toys, musical toys, this thing that reads stories to them, and I bought them stuffed animals. I am the one that went over board this year.
We got back to the house just in time to feed them all lunch. When they were finished, I could tell they were tired and needed a nap. So Edward carried three of them upstairs and I carried the other two. We changed their diapers and put them to bed with their sippy cups of juice. I turned their lullaby on and closed the door behind me as I left. As I was going to sit down on the couch, the doorbell rang. I got up and answered the door.
"Jake, What are you doing here?"
"I heard that it was your youngest two's birthday today. So I thought I would stop by and give them a gift."
"Aww Jake that was sweet of you. They are sleeping right now though. Why don't you come in?"
"Sure." He walked in. "Hey Edward."
"Oh hi Jacob."
"I have a question to ask you."
"Do you think you could look at my car? It's not running as good as it use to. I looked it over myself and couldn't find the problem. So I thought maybe if I had someone else look at it maybe they could figure it out."
"Jake, I am not the one to come to about car problems. You might want to go and talk to my sister Rosalie. She is the car genius in this family. I just know the basics."
"Okay. Will do."
It was nice to see Edward and Jake finally getting along. I have hoped for this day for quite some time now. I can't believe it took almost four years for them to put aside their differences and realize that they are very much capable of getting along. I seen Alice and Rose bringing the children down for the party. The fed them dinner first and got them cleaned up. Charlie and Renee showed up. We had cake and sat around talking for a while. Edward took Abby and helped her open her presents. I did the same with Paige.
"Edward, Bella? Do you think the can open my gifts at the same time?" Jacob said.
"Sure Jake." Edward said. "They will open them last, if that's okay with you."
When we finally made it through all of the toys and clothes, we grabbed the gifts from Jacob. Jake had made them a pillow with a wolf on them and bought them each a stuffed animal wolf.
"Jake you made these pillows?"
"They are beautiful."
"I am glad you like them."
After the party and when all the guests were gone, Edward and I carried are sleeping babies upstairs and put them to bed.
"This birthday party seemed to go well." I stated.
"Yes, it did. I am also glad Jacob decided to still be your friend."
"So am I. You both seem to get along well."
"Jacob really isn't that bad, besides his wet dog smell."
We just laughed.
A/N: This chapter was a let down compared to the last few chapters, but I couldn't end the story without Paige and Abby having a birthday party. Please Review and tell me what you thought about the whole story. There will be a one shot called Ready or not. This is when Bella and Edward take the triplets to kindergarten. I will be posting up the first chapter of High School Times Five in a few days. This is the sequel to this story. So be on the look out for it.