According to Beauvais, her son’s passion for pink translates to his preferences in footwear too. “Yesterday, I tried to talk him out of buying pink Crocs at Target,” she says.

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Updated June 13, 2011 04:00 PM
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Garcelle Beauvais‘ 3½-year-old fraternal twins Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas are non-identical in looks – and apparently in personality as well.

One major difference? “Jax is into everything pink,” the Franklin & Bash star, 44, told PEOPLE at the Step Up Women’s Network 8th Annual Inspiration Awards.

According to Beauvais, her son’s passion for pink translates to his preferences in footwear too. “Yesterday, I tried to talk him out of buying pink Crocs at Target,” she says.

Instead, Beauvais pulled the classic bait and switch, leaving the pink plastic slip-ons behind at the register.

“We got home, and he goes, ‘Where are my Crocs?’ I’m like, ‘They forgot to give them to us!'” she recalls with a laugh. “He was really bummed.”

While Jax’s brother Jaid may not share his twin’s appreciation for pink, he’s equally outspoken with his preferences. “They definitely have their own opinions,” says mom.

“You’ll say, ‘Let’s get dressed.’ They’ll be like, ‘I don’t want those shoes!’ Or ‘Here’s some juice.’ [And they’ll say,] ‘Not in that cup!'”

The boys may have outgrown the terrible twos, but according to Beauvais, “threes are the hardest.” Adds the actress, “they’re more rambunctious … so that’s a little tougher.”

As for their summer plans, Beauvais only has one requirement: “I just want my kids to be outdoors,” she says. “I think now society wise, we’re always on the computer, on the phone or [playing] video games, so I just want them to be outside playing.”

— Jessica Wedemeyer