Madison twins celebrate 11th birthday on 11-11-11

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two sisters from Madison have big plans for Friday. The twin sisters will celebrate their 11th birthday on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011.

Bouncing and squirming on their grandmother’s couch, Betsy and Katie Overman are making plans. Maybe they’ll go to school and stay for just 11 minutes. Maybe they’ll mark 11 minutes after 11 o’clock with a countdown on Friday.

An aunt has already given them 11 bags, each containing 11 little presents. Katie is hoping for guinea pigs for her birthday– but just two. Betsy wants a Kindle. Both are planning a trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota.

The State Journal says the sisters expect Friday will be the best day ever, preceded by the worst day ever — a long day of waiting to be 11.