A playful Marcia Cross joins adorable twins Savannah and Eden, 4½, on a fun bike ride in Santa Monica, Calif., on Jan 12.
Three days after Christmas, Cross and her hubby Tom Mahoney lock hands with their mini skaters – Savannah and Eden! – at a Santa Monica, Calif., ice skating rink.
As 4½-year-old daughters Savannah and Eden look on, Cross makes some last minute adjustments to her colorful hat before the trio head to a neighborhood Halloween party in Los Angeles on Oct. 27.
HUG IT OUT
During a family outing in Santa Monica on Oct. 16, Cross receives double hugs from loving twins Savannah and Eden.
Once upon a time… Cross keeps her color-coordinated daughters Savannah and Eden, 4 ½, entertained with a good read at an L.A. library on Aug. 21.
In matching bucket hats, Cross leads her pretty-in-pink daughter Eden, 4, to a July 6 pool play date in their Los Angeles neighborhood.
Cross gives 4-year-old daughter Savannah a hug and a lift while picking her up from school on June 10.
Cross and husband Tom Mahoney hit up a Santa Monica, Calif., beach with their 4-year-old twins to celebrate Memorial Day.
ON THE RUN
What better way to spend your birthday than with a jog on the beach with your mini mes? Here, the Desperate Housewives star spends her 49th (March 25) with her adorable daughters Eden and Savannah.
Savannah, 3½, rides high on her dad Tom Mahoney's shoulders, while twin sister Eden stays close to mom during a shopping trip in Los Angeles on Dec. 31, 2010. "He is a phenomenal father. The girls are madly in love with him, and I don’t blame them, because I am too!" Cross told PEOPLE recently.
FUN IN THE SUN
Is there a new member of the Cross-Mahoney family? During a trip to the Brentwood Country Mart on Sept. 4, Eden, 3½, pushes her baby doll while her drink-toting sister Savannah and mom Cross bring up the rear.
What a smile! Cross gazes lovingly at daughter Eden, 3½, while heading to Pumpkinheads children's boutique in Brentwood, Calif., on July 19.
Life's a beach for Cross and her little sand diggers, twins Savannah and Eden, 3. The adorable trio get in some mommy-and-me time at Santa Monica beach on June 23.
While Cross carries the diaper bag, husband Tom Mahoney gives their 3-year-old girls a lift after a family brunch on April 25 at L.A.'s Brentwood Country Mart.
Cross cuddles up to Savannah, while Eden enjoys a solo ride on the swing on March 18 in Santa Monica, Calif.
Hey, look! Savannah, 2 ½ sets her sights on something special during a trip to a Santa Monica park with Mom and Dad.
PIER PICK ME UP
With the wind in their hair, Desperate Housewives star Cross and daughter Savannah enjoyed a walk on the Santa Monica Pier on a breezy Jan. 27 in California.
Everyone hold hands!
While Marcia Cross ran errands around Santa Monica on Jan. 24, dad Tom Mahoney kept their fraternal twin daughters — Eden and Savannah, 2 ½ – busy with a walk around town.
Make a wish! Savannah pitches pennies into a fountain with a little help from mom Cross in Santa Monica on May 11.
Glammed-up as Bree on the Desperate Housewives set on Apr. 16, Cross received a few visitors to break up her day – daughter Eden and her twin Savannah (not pictured)! Her girls, who are frequent guests, have even started making requests! "Already, at two, my little one said 'Mommy, I want to go to craft [services],'" she shared.
DOUBLE THE HUGS
How cute! Cross gives each of her girls a squeeze while cuddling with 2-year-old twins Savannah and Eden at a Santa Monica park on Apr. 10.
Duck hunt! Cross and Savannah visited a Santa Monica pond to check out some feathered friends on Mar. 25.
PRETTY IN PINK
With one daughter in her arms and the other ready for a run, Cross steps out with her twins Eden and Savannah in a Los Angeles park on Jan. 4. Equating raising twins with "playing ping-pong on the interstate," Cross told David Letterman life with her daughters is "pretty non-stop. But it's absolutely wonderful."
UP IN ARMS
Hello there! Savannah waves to the cameras as mom carries her through Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 10. Cross told USA Today Savannah is "very passionate and impulsive, which I am. And she looks like her dad!"
I see you! Cross and her twins get playful at a local park in Brentwood, Calif., on Oct. 28. The actress says she "thinks in twos" when it comes to raising her girls, and told Graco, "My girls have a happy mom and I think that is a gift to them as well as to me."
Cross and Mahoney embrace while walking the girls through Brentwood on Oct. 6. The actress always sings her husband's praises, telling PEOPLE, "He's there every minute, and he's as madly in love with [the twins] as I am."
The ladies keep their heads covered while out for a swimming trip with Dad in Brentwood on July 26. How did Cross first tell Mahoney she was pregnant? She shared with Extra, "I put his cappuccino on a tray and put the little stick on it and…he thought it was the spoon!"
EAST OF EDEN
Cross and daughter Eden make a splash in Santa Monica on July 3. The actress – who calls her daughter a "gushing heart" – says Eden "sees someone and (excitedly) says, 'Hi, hi, hi!' If Savannah is crying, she says, 'Crying, Savvy crying? It's okay Savvy.' It's just the sweetest thing ever."
Eden and Savannah shine in the sun while playing with mom at a Brentwood park on Feb. 10. Cross believes in keeping her girls out and about, telling PEOPLE, "I like to show them the world. Say hi to the flowers."
The happy family of four posed at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills on Dec. 15, before Cross gave a reading of the book Snowpeople. Would Cross want her daughters to go to into show business? No. But politics? "Maybe," she told PEOPLE. "Senator Mahoney. President Mahoney. If they want to, I'll be there for them."
Looks like the perfect day for a picnic! Cross and Mahoney feed their baby girls while out at a Santa Monica park on Aug. 11. Of her family, Cross shared with Psychologies magazine, "Everything I'd wanted so much for so long seemed to happen all at once."
Cross introduced her girls to the world on a cover of PEOPLE in April of 2007. Calling Eden "feisty" and Savannah "Zen," the actress says her daughters' names both just "came to her" – Savannah's in a premonition!