When you have two brithdays wrapped up in one, it makes for ONE big day! Our big birthday celebrating started with a stop in Lewiston where Daddy had to drop off some work....and there happened to be these colorful lilies nearby...
Then we were off to Portland! We stopped in at our favorite Swedish-inspired shop, Folly 101, owned by dearest Astrid. All I can say is that stepping over the threshold into Astrid's shop is like being instantly transported into the most wonderful, whimsical, romantic, beachy cottage you can possibly imagine! When we first started visiting Astrid a few years ago, it was just Astrid and her darlin' helper, Eroika, that always greeted us with such sweet enthusiasm....and they have always been such a delight to pop in and say Hi! to...and, of course, the children absolutely ADORE them!
Folly 101 has gotten so busy and popular these days that Astrid has more wonderful women to help her out...so Astrid actually gets a day off once in awhile (when they can make her actually take it!)...and Eroika is off to college a chunk of the year now. So I was excited that we just happened to catch both of them there together at the same time....and all on the twin's birthday! What a treat!!
Since the day just continued to be so warm, sunny, and beautiful, we decided to head off to Reid State Park for some beach and ocean fun! And I'll just have to continue this for tomorrow!