Celebrity Parents Neil Patrick Harris Says His Kids Are His 'Two Favorite Gifts' as He Celebrates 48th Birthday Neil Patrick Harris shares 10-year-old twins Harper Grace and Gideon Scott with husband David Burtka By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 15, 2021 11:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Neil Patrick Harris/ instagram Neil Patrick Harris is soaking up quality time with his kids on his birthday. On Tuesday, the How I Met Your Mother actor celebrated his 48th birthday with a sweet social media post dedicated to his 10-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon. The star shared a heartwarming photo of him wearing a gold crown and embracing his two children, whom he shares with husband David Burtka, as the trio smiles for the camera. "Today's my birthday. These are my two favorite gifts. #grateful #48," Harris writes. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Neil Patrick Harris Jokes He's 'Free' Now That His Twins, 10, Returned to In-Person School The actor recently opened up about his love for his kids and their fun family vacations in an interview with PEOPLE. Harris shared that he and Burtka, 46, take their kids to visit Walt Disney World annually at Christmastime, a tradition he hopes to keep until his twins "can't stand" him. "Our kids have grown up appreciating and valuing not only the amusement rides, but the architecture and the Imagineering that goes on, both in front and behind the scenes," the dad of two said. "So I still look back on how that has been an important part of their lives and I can't wait to continue it until they can't stand me anymore," he added. Gary Gershoff/WireImage Harris and Burtka have been traveling with their kids "since they were less than one year old," the star explained. "They're good, they like to travel," Harris said. "It gives them extra time to play on their screens, which is the greatest dangling carrot advice anyone can give. Let them sit and watch things that they want to watch when they're on an airplane because it's a great diversion."