Wow! Are they really 9 years old? Yeah they really are and I have the gray hairs to prove it. Just kidding! We did something new this year, we used Christmas as our birthday theme and they both loved it. They had a great time, playing silly winter themed games, eating cupcakes and candy, and of course presents! We have also finally conceded to giving them their first official handheld video games.
In typical form they immediately tune out the rest of the world as soon as they turn on the game, check out the video and you'll see what I mean.