They are smiling so big because this was the day before Mother's Day and we were on our way to a birthday party. After years of Mother's Day photos of cranky kids who don't want to stop what they are doing for a random photo, I lured them into nice clothes with the promise of cake.
M.G. brought home a clay bowl she made and glazed at school as a Mother's Day gift. First tooth, first step, first words, first elementary school art - another happy milestone.